Originally known as the Jazz Society of Brevard, our organization was cofounded in 1986 by jazz broadcaster Jack Simpson and Big Band vocalist Allan Simms. Our education program focuses on students from elementary grades right on up to ollege. We offer scholarships to young musicians who plan to pursue a career in jazz. We bring live jazz to elementary and middle schools, often giving young people their first taste of America's original art form. Hopefully, this is more than just a fun experience for the youngsters. In some cases, it makes them want to hear a lot more jazz at home and perhaps makes them want to become a jazz artist.