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Over a year ago, the Jupiter Jazz Society was a community of jazz musicians and fans who gathered to enjoy and make connections; it has grown to a 400 member Society. It is now a 501© (3) nonprofit of individuals also intent on preserving “live improvised music in Jupiter, to generate more interest in jazz, and to perform in future community events.”
Longtime Jupiter residents, Cherie and Rick Moore, are co-founders of the Jupiter Jazz Society. Rick has played jazz piano professionally for more than 40 years. The Moore’s founded the jazz society in hopes of making Jupiter a cultural capital for jazz. They feel jazz has a very bright future in our community. It is easy to find different types of “rock, country and reggae bands in Jupiter, but trying to go out and find live jazz to hear is very difficult. We want to hear that.”
You may ask yorself why isnt jazz as popular as other genres of music? The reason is simple, people prefer to be entertained over art. A gossip magazine is entertainment, a good novel is art. A soap opera is entertainment, a good theater play is art. Lady Gaga is entertainment, Placido Domingo an artist. Jazz is an art!
The Jupiter Jazz Society is actively searching for a venue for performances in the Jupiter area. Many well-known jazz musicians come to our area to perform and the jazz audience is growing. On Wednesday evenings, Moore can be heard playing jazz piano at Stuart’s Crush Wine Bar.
To join the Jupiter Jazz Society and receive new about upcoming events, Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org.