Our Vision: To Inspire, educate, and bring people together!
Our Values & Principles: At Jazzonian, we care deeply about maintaining and upholding the authentic artistic integrity of Jazz as America's most original artform.
We hold Jazzonian in sacred trust to ourselves and the people we serve in the community--honesty, integrity, humility, transparency, teamwork, respect for each individual--our values are founded in the principal that everything we do starts with people and ends with people. As so, we are in the service of Jazz to inspire, educate, and bring people together.
As an institution, Jazzonian is free of bias remaining neutral as it concerns issues and/or identity of race, politics, and religion. As such, Jazzonian’s only focus is to preserve, advance, present and celebrate the heritage of Jazz as an American artform as part of its visual arts and educational initiatives.
Goals: We are very focused on exposing kids to Jazz and helping to develop future Jazz audiences.
Our long term goal is to establish a permanent physical venue somewhere in South Florida that would serve as the JAZZONIAN MUSEUM, Jazz education institute, special events facility and state-of-the-art concert theater to celebrate Jazz heritage, inspire, educate, and bring people together!--WE CAN DO THIS!!
Our short term goal is to continue to develop the Jazzonian multimedia traveling exhibition and TOUCH JAZZ educational community outreach cultural arts programs to be presented at schools and special events throughout the area for children and adults. See current programs and initiatives here. Invest in the future of Jazz!
Bobby Ramirez Founder/President Executive Director South Florida Jazz Summit
James Chism Vice President / Curator Event Chair South Florida Jazz Summit
Gloria DeJesus Secretary Community Development/Sponsorship Chair South Florida Jazz Summit
Mike Curtis Treasurer