13032 Bitney Springs Road
Nevada City,  CA,  95959

Sierra Jazz Society (SJS) is comprised of a group of talented, professional jazz musicians who converge in the Sierra Foothills to share their musical passion. These accomplished players provide musical experiences that weave together the elements of jazz: improvisation and discipline in an atmosphere of exciting music, relaxed comraderie, and sympathetic communication. Bill Douglass and his world-class colleagues share the abundant joy of Jazz through summer Jazz Camp, Concerts and Ongoing Workshops. We believe Music and the Arts are the heart of life. Our mundane daily tasks can rise above the ordinary when we have a song in our heart. The Arts develop keen observation of both our surroundings and ourselves which elevate our daily chores. Creating music and art develops both right and left sides of our brain, leading to a balanced person and building both logic and intuition. This balance is important for all of us: from very young children to our respected elders. The young and old can learn from one another in the milieu of creative activity. As we develop sensitivity to stimuli around us through the Arts, we also develop understanding and receptivity to other people. Our range of awareness expands and we may be able to see through another’s eyes. Thus Arts can change the world.

Sierra Jazz Society