The London Jazz Society is a non-profit society based in London, Ontario Canada that promotes jazz music by presenting live concerts, jazz radio programs, and promotional materials covering local, regional, and national jazz related activities. Membership in the London Jazz Society is open to all those who would like support jazz music. Non-members can also support the London Jazz Society by attending concerts, and, or, donating to our endowment fund that provides annual grants to students of the Faculty of Music at Western University.
By joining the London Jazz Society through our low annual fee you will be entitled to discounts at many of our concerts, and you will be invited to join us for low cost bus tours to jazz festivals in Toronto, Detroit and other destinations within a comfortable driving distance of London, Ontario. In addition to that, you will receive, by mail, our informative newsletter that highlights upcoming London Jazz Society events and activities.
Our regular monthly concerts are held at the Mocha Shrine Centre through the kind cooperation of the Shriners of London, Canada. It is located at 468 Colborne Street and there is lots of free parking. Concerts are held on Sunday afternoons from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and are announced in our newsletter, on this website, through our radio programs, and sometimes via an article in the London Free Press. The London Jazz Society may also help to promote events organized by jazz musicians at other locations, most notably the Wolf Performance Hall located at the new Central Library at 251 Dundas Street in downtown London. In addition to that the Society may promote selected events at local nightclubs.
Membership in the London Jazz Society is for one year and quite affordable, and a great way to support jazz in Southwestern Ontario. It entitles you to recieve our informative newletter, featuring listings, and details, about all our events, and membership entitles you to discounts on the price of admission to many of our concerts.
Senior: $30.00 (60+)
Senior Couple: $40.00 (60+)
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Doris Jackson was the founder of the London Jazz Society and this fund was named in her honour. She was a tireless supporter of jazz music who left a lasting legacy that is fondly remembered by the London Jazz Society. The Doris Jackson Fund provides annual grants to specially chosen students of the Faculty of Music, Western University. Donations are welcome from members and non-members alike and you can send them to the same address as given above with a short note indicating that it is for the Doris Jackson Fund. Members of the London Jazz Society would like to sincerely thank all those who have donated to this fund, and to those who are considering doing so. For a charitable receipt please make cheque or money order out to 'Western University, Faculty of Music'
We received the sad news of the passing of celebrated Past President Al Burton in late August, 2017. Al was the single most influential member of the Society since it's founding by Doris Jackson in 1983. Al was a founding member, and became the LJS President two years later, in 1985, and he held that position until just a few years ago. One of Mr. Burton's greatest legacies was the creation of the Doris Jackson Fund in 1994. That fund provides annual grants to students of the Faculty of Music at Western University, and the principle has grown to an amazing $230,000.00, and is still rising. Al Burton was also a longtime host of the Jazz Junction Radio Show, and he presented many excellent groups, live on stage, such as Peter Appleyard, Club Django, and Jon Seiger. His main focus though, was promoting local jazz combos and that legacy continues to this day. We extend our deepest sympathies to his family and friends.
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