About

About Our Organization

 

Members of this club are discerning supporters of traditional jass, who
seek by donation and participation, to perpetuate Traditional Jass (aka
Dixieland).  This is the music that was born in New Orleans, out of
Ragtime, and spread throughout the world.  There are several types of
this music including, New Orleans, Chicago, and West Coast.  To
perpetuate the music this club is dedicated to providing a place for it to be
played and heard by those who wish to play or listen.  The history of the
music will be a vital part of each performance.

This club is a division of the not-for-profit California Corporation, The
Society For The Preservation Of Big Band Jazz, which has three
divisions, this one, one for Swing Music, and one for the 20’s style dance
music, which presently houses “The Palace Hot Dance Orchestra”.

We believe that an important part of keeping our music alive rests with our
youth.  During our monthly event our second set of music is for any youth
who wants to play.  We encourage them to attend our meetings and play.
We also sponser at least two youth to attend one the jass camps listed on our main page where they receive an entire week of intense music training in traditional jazz and swing.  We use membership fees and donations to pay their entire tuition.