Monday Nov 21st - Miami Jazz Cooperative Rent Party!!!
Jazz musicians jam from 8:00 PM to 11:30 PM at the minimum.
The Genesis of the MJC:
Joe Donato has been endearing himself to jazz fans in South Florida for more decades than he would care to admit. Rick Katz is an attorney whose passion for jazz began in 1969 at the University of Rochester when the Dave Brubeck Trio including Gerry Mulligan performed at a campus concert. In the mid-1990's, Joe and Rick were introduced and the tw...o of them began a more than ten-year conversation about starting a jazz club in Miami. When they realized that they could not justify the investment to start a jazz club, they turned to the nonprofit model which is common to the performing arts. In 2010, with the encouragement of acclaimed jazz pianist and Dean of the University of Miami Frost School of Music, Shelly Berg, Joe and Rick recruited a stellar Board of Directors who, in turn, convinced a group of South Florida jazz musicians to join the nonprofit mission of the MJC as Founders. The musicians who comprise the MJC Founders are a virtual Who's Who of South Florida Jazz and are the key to the MJC achieving its mission.
Mission Statement of MJC:
The Miami Jazz Cooperative, Inc. (MJC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (IRS determination pending) the mission of which is to establish and operate a dedicated jazz facility in Miami for the mutual benefit of jazz students, jazz musicians, and their audience. To this end, the MJC is committed to supporting the appreciation of jazz in the South Florida community through education and outreach. (www.miamijazz.org)