A very short bio on the Hot Springs Jazz Society:
January 1992 is the birthday of the Hot Springs Jazz Society, and the date of its first official membership meeting.
This organization was founded to perpetuate, preserve and promote the jazz music, an original American art form.
The mission is partially accomplished through a scholarship program that sends qualified music students to the summer jazz camp at the University of Arkansas -Monticello.
The mission is further accomplished by providing jazz music events in the Hot Springs area, most notably the free outdoor Jazz Fest concert held every September.
This year marked the 21st Jazz Fest, which also provided music education seminars, workshops, lectures and a variety of jazz concerts.
The efforts of the Hot Springs Jazz Society have brought national recognition to our jazz events, resulting in increased tourism and nationally known artists requesting performance appearances at Jazz Fest.
The 4th Friday, June 28, Arkansas Jazz Experience at the Quapaw Bath House, 413 Central, Hot Springs, will feature the exciting and innovative jazz vocalizing of Dr. i.j. Routen. i.j. has been a favorite presenter of jazz vocals in the Central Arkansas area for over 3 decades. She will be accompanied by pianist clyde Pound, bassist Stuart Coles and drummer Jay Payette. Jazz presenter and Vice President of the jazz society, Chauvin, will emcee the event. This presentation is sponsored by the Hot Springs Jazz Society. The program starts at 6pm and the admission of $10 for members and $15 for non members includes complimentary hors d’oeuvres. When joining at door of event the admission can be applied to the membership fee.
Admission includes complimentary light hor d’oeuvres and a cash bar is available. For information call 501-627-2425.
The Hot Springs Jazz Society is a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to perpetuating, promoting and preserving Jazz Music, an original American art form. The Jazz Society is funded in part by the Arkansas Arts Council, Hot Springs Advertising and Promotion Commission, Arts on Tour, The Giving Tree, Weyerhaeuser Foundation and Elisabeth Wagner Foundation along with numerous other corporate and private sponsors.