Celebrating over 30 years of live jazz...


Founded in 1983, the mission of Gainesville Friends of Jazz is to support, promote and increase public awareness, interest, participation and education in jazz, America's music.

Message from the president...

Welcome to our 2016-17 Jazz Concert Series.

In 1983, ten forward thinking jazz musicians and enthusiasts organized our jazz society, Gainesville Friends of Jazz.  Chartered by the founders as a 501 (c) (3) not for profit corporation, the mission established for Gainesville Friends of Jazz has been to support, promote and increase public awareness, interest, participation and education in jazz, America's music.
 
We have grown considerably, from our early beginnings with Jazz at the Thomas Center.  During this period, we have featured some of the best established talent on the jazz scene and rising stars of the next generation of jazz musicians at our jazz concert series.
 
This season, Gainesville Friends of Jazz offers diverse concerts at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.  The artists performing at our jazz concert series include some of the finest jazz musicians playing today.
 
In addition, we are extremely excited to present, along with Presenting Sponsor Lowry Financial Advisors and Main Stage Sponsor Affordable Dentures, the 15th Annual Gainesville Jazz Festival.
 
As you make plans for your cultural calendar, be sure to circle the Gainesville Friends of Jazz Concert Series dates.  These concerts are part of our commitment to you our loyal patrons, to continue bringing outstanding live jazz performances to our community.  Thank you for your continued patronage and support of jazz, America's music.
 
Until next time, Keep Jazzin It Up!

 
Sincerely,

Scott R. Koons
President