About CJS


Downtown Charlottesville

Downtown Charlottesville

Located in beautiful Charlottesville, Virginia, the Charlottesville Jazz Society, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is dedicated to the promotion, preservation and perpetuation of all jazz.  This is accomplished through education, performance, partnering and community outreach for members and the general public.


In 1987 the United States Congress designated jazz as a rare and valuable national American treasure to which we should devote our attention, support and resources to make certain it is preserved, understood and promulgated.

The Charlottesville Jazz Society strives to be a vital link between the jazz fan, and our local jazz community, as well as the national jazz scene.

Continuously working on membership development, the Charlottesville Jazz Society intends to provide members with easy access to jazz and jazz related materials or information.

By partnering with WTJU-91.1 FM (or http://wtju.net) the Charlottesville Jazz Society strives to promote jazz by keeping the public well informed of jazz performances, news and events in our area.

And by keeping our members abreast of jazz events in Charlottesville, we hope to encourage more attendance at the clubs and theaters that present jazz.  This increased interest in turn will prod the venue owners to put more live jazz on their schedules, benefiting both the artists and fans.  So please, support live jazz in Charlottesville.

To receive our monthly emails just CLICK HERE  and fill out the form.
Thank you for visiting the Charlottesville Jazz Society web site.  Our web site content and information is ever changing and improving, therefore, we hope you will return soon.

Our current board members include:

Charlie Curtis (President)

Jacie Dunkle

Gary Fuston

Kathy Mallory Chavers

Drex Weaver

Reggie Marshall

Freddie Jin

Jeanne Fradianni

Nancy Halgren

Greg Duncan

John Miyagawa

Brandon Walsh

Gregory Weaver



  • Bi-monthly Emails
  • Advance Notice to CJS Events
  • Reduced Entry Fee to CJS Sponsored Events (except our Artist/Educator series which gives 100% of door fees to the musicians)
  • Helps Us Support Ongoing CJS Community Education Programs

To become a member CLICK HERE, which will take you to our Donate page, scroll down till you see the Donate button, click on the button and use PayPal.  When you get to the ”Review Your Donation” – there is a field where you can ”Enter Comment or Specify Use of Donation.”   At this point just include a note that this donation is for your Annual Membership.  Thank you.


The Charlottesville Jazz Society is always looking for individuals who enjoy jazz and would like to help us achieve our goals.  If you can spare some time from your busy schedule to take on one or more Jazz Society projects, or possibly to serve on our Board, we would like to hear from you.


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