In September 1996 Darryl Bey and Larry Lee together with a group of Jazz and Blues enthusiasts founded the Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society. Fifteen years later, the Society is still Jazzin’ It Up .. thanks to the generosity and support of its membership and corporate sponsors. The entire community on the Treasure Coast has embraced the Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society. Jazz Jams have infused the area with talented local young and seasoned musicians and many well known guests from all over the country sitting in.
It is all so simple...provide great music performed by great players, always respect and consider the people who support the effort, throw in some funds so as to continue this, and voila!!, you have the ingredients necessary to fulfill our mission.
The mission of the Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society is to promote the growth, appreciation and performance of Jazz and Blues ~ two great American Music Art Forms ~ through annual scholarship awards, educational workshops, clinics and master classes, weekly jazz jams, tri-annual Waterside Blues Festivals, Mardi Gras and Jazz Week celebrations and community outreach programs.
The Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society will forge ahead to accomplish and achieve our many worthwhile goals...expanding educational programs, musical forums, social events, City support and awareness, promoting artistic culture and last but not least, a very BIG warm smile from those who have learned to enjoy our traditional Jazz Jams! Is that all there is? ABSOLUTEY NOT! That's where everything begins! We shall continue to work diligently to make things entertaining, fun and interesting at all our upcoming and ongoing events.
Come and check us out… a great musical experience awaits you.
The Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society is a Florida nonprofit, corporation
organized under the laws of the State of Florida, and under section 501(C) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.