Jazz In AZ, founded in 1977, is dedicated to supporting the art of live jazz and cultivating interest in jazz through youth education, scholarship opportunities and community outreach.
Jazz In AZ produces an annual concert series and a monthly member party-concert featuring local and touring musicians. JIA also co-sponsors special jazz-related events throughout the year. JIA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
The website provides information about the organization's many concerts, as well as other jazz events around the state, and includes the most recent newsletter for downloading.
There currently are more than 50 jazz venues in the metro-Phoenix area, including seven weekkly jazz jam sessions, as well as many venues in Tucson and northern Arizona.
The Jazz In AZ info line provides taped information about upcoming jazz events and club activity.