jazz arts 
music society

Concerts were held at:
The Harriet Himmel Theater unless noted otherwise
700 S. Rosemary Ave.
West Palm Beach
 www.cityplace.com   

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of palm beach
Celebrating 13 Years!

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Dear JAMS members and jazz lovers,

I hope you have enjoyed the past thirteen years as much as I have. We have certainly appreciated your interest and participation in this organization. The decision has been made to suspend the concert series until further notice. Due to lack of available resources and community support it has become too difficult to continue at the level that is expected from JAMS management and members. We are keeping our non- profit status and maintaining JAMS as a corporate entity.

When Marty Campfield, Charlie Boyer and I first created JAMS, the mission was to encourage the performance, promotion, preservation and perpetuation of America's original art form. The intent was to create a non-profit organization that would be sustainable and continue on as a major cultural influence in this area with leadership changing to keep it fresh and vital. 

As with many non-profit, volunteer based organizations, the enormous work load to operate JAMS falls on the shoulders of just a handful of dedicated people. Relying on these people to continue year after year certainly has taken its toll. Over the years I have seen the membership decline, attendance decrease, donations and sponsorships diminish in spite of the incredible talent we have brought to this community. I am sure much of this has to do with the economy. But jazz fans know that this art form has been on life support for a long time. That fact alone is all the more reason to have a jazz society but more people need to step up to the plate and share in the joyful burden of running this type of operation. 

I am very proud of what has been accomplished. We have brought quality music to this community in over 250 concerts featuring international, national, regional and local artists. We have given 3 scholarships to talented young people and help foster their development. We have hosted numerous master classes and participated in a jazz camp. But there is so much potential that has not been reached. It requires more people willing to take on responsibility than we currently have on board to achieve this. 

Now I must take a hiatus and reflect on the past and future of JAMS. Perhaps we will regroup over this year with new energy and new faces on the front line to help this organization become as successful as it could be. 

I urge you to please seek out and support live jazz throughout the community. Feel free to contact me with your input. Any once again many thanks to anyone who has contributed in any manner. Without you we would not have come this far.
Sincerely,

Susan Merritt
JAMS President 


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​2000

IRA SULLIVAN      Inaugural concert held at The Sheraton WPB (Now The Marriott at CityPlace)
NICOLE YARLING 
BYRON STRIPLING
JOHN COLIANNI
KEVIN BALES      Moved concert series to The Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach
ERIC ALLISON
LONGINEU PARSONS
DAVIS & DOW - Dinner Concert at Capri Blu
NATHAN PAGE
DEE DANIELS
OTHELLO MOLINEAUX
HARRY ALLEN - Dinner Concert at Capri Blu
PATTI WICKS
JV1 VOCAL ENSEMBLE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI
JAMS: A RETROSPECTIVE
Were you there?

Since our inauguration in January 2000 The Jazz Arts Music Society has consistently presented top quality artists to audiences in Palm Beach County. Below is a list of the artists presented for our member concert series, dinner concerts, touring artist concerts and fundraising concerts. This does not include the many free concerts with local musicians presented throughout the county. How many do you remember?
2001
DEANNA WITKOWSKI 
DON FRIEDMAN – Dinner Concert at The Palm Beach Hilton
SCOTT HAMILTON & EDDIE HIGGINS      Moved to new home at The Harriet Himmel Theater
DAVE FRISHBERG
THE CLAYTON BROTHERS QUINTET - Special Touring Artists Concert 
LYNNE ARRIALE
JOHN COLIANNI – Dinner Concert at Capri Blu
DENA DEROSE
JESSE JONES, JR. JAZZ QUARTET
SIMON SALZ: TRIBUTE TO SWING with CHRIS LABARBERA AND MIKE GOLD
ROSEANNA VITRO - Dinner Concert at The North Palm Beach Country Club
THE HARD BOP QUINTET with DAVE HUBBARD
AN EVENING WITH JOANNE BRACKEEN
THE DICK MORGAN QUARTET
MIKE LONGO – Dinner Concert in The Royal Room
REBECCA PARRIS
A TRIBUTE TO LIONEL HAMPTON with BILLY MARCUS

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2002
BENNY GREEN TRIO
SARA JANE CION – Dinner Concert at The North Palm Beach Country Club
JOHN COLIANNI QUARTET
DEREK SMITH – DICK HYMAN – Special Concert
JOHN HICKS and EDDIE HENDERSON QUARTET
EDDIE HIGGINS QUARTET
DUFFY JACKSON – Dinner concertat Capri Blu
TIERNEY SUTTON
BOB REYNOLDS QUARTET
RICHIE COLE QUARTET
SIMONE KOPMAJER – Dinner concert at The North Palm Beach Country Club
MIKE GERBER – GARY CAMPBELL QUARTET
RICK HARRIS AND THE LITTLE BIG HORNS
RED HOLLOWAY QUARTET
PATTI WICKS - Dinner concert at The Colony Hotel
WYCLIFFE GORDON – LONGINEU PARSONS
TOM LELLIS


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2004

ED POLCER – The Magic of Swing Street
KENNY DREW, Jr. Trio
TIM ARMACOST QUARTET
FREDDY COLE
PAUL TARDIF  
CHARLIE PORTER SEXTET 
JOHN COLIANNI TRIO
RON PIRTLE QUINTET
                    cancelled due to hurricanes
KRISTIN KORB QUARTET
KAROLINA STRASSMAYER QUARTET
DENA DEROSE TRIO


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2005

AMINA FIGAROVA QUINTET
MULGREW MILLER TRIO 
BILL CHARLAP TRIO
HARRY ALLEN
GIACOMO GATES
DEBORAH BROWN AND JOE BECK
NORM KUBRIN TRIO w/ ADRIANNA SAMARGIA AND FEDERICO 
JONATHAN KREISBURG 
GREG ABATE
                    cancelled due to hurricane
RAY KENNEDY TRIO
NANCY KELLY

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2006

CHRISTIAN TAMBURR w/ IRA SULLIVAN
THE BOBBY LEWIS QUINTET
PATTI WICKS 
EVAN CHRISTOPHER
JAVON JACKSON
DON VAPPIE
SAMMY FIGUEROA
KEVIN CAMPFIELD
JESSE JONES, JR.
LYNNE ARRIALE
NICOLE YARLING AND THE FUTURE OF JAZZ
ANNIE SELLICK

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2007

MARIAN PETRESCU TRIO
IRA SULLIVAN - Dinner Concert - Brankos
TERRELL STAFFORD QUARTET 
MIKE CAPPABIANCO - Dinner Concert - Brankos
STATESMEN OF JAZZ
BILLY ROSS QUARTET - Dinner Concert - Brankos 
REBECCA PARRIS
JOHNNY O'NEAL - Dinner Concert - Brankos
KEVIN MAHOGANY
TRIBUTE TO MANFREDO FEST WITH PHILL FEST AND KENNY DREW

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2003
THE NOEL FREIDLINE QUINTET
GIACOMO GATES, STEPHANIE NAKASIAN AND HOD O’BRIEN - Dinner Concert at Fathoms
THE BOBBY LEWIS JAZZ QUINTET
TURK MAURO
KARRIN ALLYSON – Special Touring Artist Concert 
Apr LOU COLOMBO
JUDY ROBERTS and GREG FISHMAN – dinner concert The Palm Beach Hilton
ALLEN HARRIS
JOEY DeFRANCESCO – Special Touring Artist Concert with SunFest
TIERNEY SUTTON - Special Touring Artist Concert with SunFest
RUSSELL MALONE – Special Touring Artist Concert with SunFest
AMINA FIGAROVA QUINTET
JOHNNY FRIGO
HIROMI - Special Touring Artists Concert 
MELTON MUSTAFA AND JESSE JONES 
ROSEANNA VITRO – DON BRADEN
JEFF HAMILTON TRIO
JOHNNY O’NEAL
CLAYTON BROTHERS QUINTET Special Touring Artists Concert
DIVA BIG BAND Special Touring Artists Concert
IRA SULLIVAN

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2007-2008

JAVON JACKSON SUPER BAND WITH JIMMY COBB
AARON WEINSTEIN TRIO
DENNY ZEITLIN TRIO
DENNY ZEITLIN TRIO - Dinner Concert in The Royal Room
SCOTT HAMILTON WITH EDDIE HIGGINS TRIO
HILARY KOLE - Dinner Concert in The Royal Room
BILL CHARLAP TRIO
BILL CHARLAP TRIO - Dinner Concert in The Royal Room
STEPHANIE NAKASIAN WITH HOD O'BRIEN TRIO
JEREMY SISKIND and LAURENCE ELDER - Member Appreciation Concert at The Cuillo Theater
TRISHA COLE - Dinner Concert in The Royal Room2007-2008
CHANGED TO 6 CONCERTS ANNUALLY

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   2008-2009

JEREMY SISKIND 
JEFF HAMILTON TRIO - Dinner Concert in The Royal Room
PAULHINO GARCIA BRAZILIAN JAZZ at The Cuillo Theater
JAMIE DAVIS
SHELLY BERG TRIO WITH GUEST KEN PEPLOWSKI
LIONEL LOUEKE - Special Touring Artist at the Cuillo Theater
DENISE THIMES- Fundraiser at The Falls Country Club
WYCLIFFE GORDON AND JOHNNY O'NEAL
DENA DEROSE TRIO



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2009-2010

TOM SCOTT
TED HOWE
JOHN COLIANNI
BILL MAYS AND MARVIN STAMM
DENISE THIMES
CARMEN BRADFORD - Fundraiser at The Falls Country Club
ROSE MAX BRAZILIAN JAZZ


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​2010-2011

THE YELLOW JACKETS
NICKI PARROTT
NORMAN SIMMONS AND HOUSTON PERSON
Special Scholarship Winners concert featuring Sean DeVivo and Nathan Skinner
Four Seasons Concert - CHRISTIAN HOWES
MARIAN PETRESCU
Four Seasons Concert - HARRY ALLEN
JOHN PROULX WITH BOBBY SHEW
Four Seasons Concert - BOBBY LEWIS w/ PAT MALLINGER 
KARRIN ALLYSON - Fundraiser at The Falls Country Club
GRETA MATASSA
Four Seasons Concert - ROSE MAX BRAZILIAN JAZZ


​​2011-2012

RICK KRIVE AND THE CIRCLE 
DAVE BENNETT QUARTET
TED ROSENTHAL TRIO
Four Seasons Concert - WORLD MUSIC 5
JACKIE RYAN
Four Seasons Concert - TERELL STAFFORD
CLAUDIO RODITI
Four Seasons Concert - NOEL FRIEDLINE QUINTET
ANGELA HAGENBACH
Four Seasons Concert - ROSE MAX BRAZILIAN JAZZ

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THANK ALL OF YOU WHO HAVE SUPPORTED US THROUGH THE YEARS BY YOUR MEMBERSHIP, ATTENDANCE, AND DONATIONS.  LAST BUT NOT LEAST A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR WONDERFUL VOLUNTEERS. WE NEEDED MORE LIKE OF YOU!