The Jazz Society of Oregon is an all volunteer organization with a working Board of Directors. As we work on projects that lead toward accomplishing our overall goals, a coordinating Director notifies each committee of tasks needed to complete the project.
If you have an interest in helping on any committee, please contact the Director listed for that committee. When a task needs to be done by the committee, you will be contacted to see if you are able to help at that time.
contact: Mitzi Zilkaa
The Executive Committee is comprised of the elected officers of the society and the ex-president. It is charged with the oversight of Jazzscene and the website, budgeting, and coordination of the JSO Committees.
contact: Ken Loveall
The Member Relations Committee maximizes the potential support and participation of our membership in furthering the vision of JSO. They work to increase the membership in the organization and to find ways to make being a member worthwhile
contact: Chuck Carpenter
The Education committee is a key group that has as its charge to nurture the growth of jazz in schools, both in audience development and in support for student jazz performance. This committee also evaluates applications for scholarship awards.
contact: Richard Lazere
The Marketing, Events and Development Committee is the group that seeks sponsors, donations and grants to further the work of the society. Members of this committee also are the folks who sell the merchandise at festivals, publicize the organization, and bring in new members at the events. They do a lot of work all year long, and many are needed to share in the fun.
contact: Bill Powers
The Club Liaison and Musician Committee fosters live jazz performance other than in concert/festival settings. This group coordinates with the Clubscene editor and writers, provides links between JSO and musicians, publicizes local jazz performances, and works to increase audiences in our local venues.