About Us - History and Mission
The Austin Jazz Society is an Austin, Texas based non-profit formed in 2003.
The Austin Jazz Society was created at the bequest of artist William Kirchner. Mr. Kirchner shared his life with jazz pianist Marty Allen, and was as devoted to jazz music as he was to the creation of his art. Upon his death, the Austin Jazz Society was founded and much of Mr. Kirchner’s art was donated to it.
The Austin Jazz Society (AJS) is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit music and service organization formed to support all jazz genres and increase awareness, appreciation and participation in the community. AJS presents educational programs, assists jazz artists, and promotes performances. We also recognize and honor the legacy of those local individuals and organizations that have made a positive contribution to the jazz art form.
"Celebrate, Appreciate and Educate"