If you are interested in being an active participant in the Jazz Society, please contact us through the website and we will connect you with the individual in charge of the jazz society.
We are honored to name the jazz society after Oshkosh native Mike Melvoin, jazz pianist, composer, bandleader, and arranger. He was Chairman and President of the Recording Academy, served as the head of NARAS as well as being nominated 2003 Grammy Award for the Best Jazz Instrumental Solo.
The purpose of the jazz society is to increase awareness and appreciation for jazz this significant part of our heritage, through performances from jazz masters, publications and promotion. And to really depict the beginning and history of Jazz.
Our plan is to have a space within the center/museum for the Mike Melvoin Jazz Society. We will showcase past and present jazz performers from Oshkosh and surrounding areas who has had national and international acclaim. These individuals would have been nominated for a Grammy or have won a Grammy or other national or international music awards.
Events are as follows:
Workshops, Jazz Appreciation Month, Monthly jam sessions, City wide jazz concert series, an Annual Jazz Gala (fundraiser) and an Annual two day Jazz Festival.
The society will affiliate and collaborate with worldwide jazz societies.
Members of the jazz society will receive a bi-monthly newsletter.
We are looking forward to your participation in the Jazz Society.