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Our Mission:
Jazz Orchestra Atlanta is a not-for-profit arts organization dedicated to supporting music education and professional performances of a wide variety of jazz music. These two functions are fulfilled by:

  1. Conducting summer music camps in collaboration with Fulton County for metro-Atlanta music students.
  2. Presenting local, regional and nationally recognized artists in performances of small and large jazz events which appeal to a broad cross-section of the metropolitan Atlanta community.

Jazz Orchestra Atlanta is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit arts organization registered in the State of Georgia. It was founded in 1984 as The Sandy Springs Chamber Orchestra and quickly established itself as a cultural treasure in the north metro Atlanta community. In the mid-1990s the name was changed to Orchestra Atlanta. It continues to serve audiences, musicians and students throughout the metro Atlanta community.

Jazz Orchestra Atlanta's Board of Directors is a blend of professional men and women who represent a cross section of large and small businesses in the metropolitan Atlanta area. Active and influential community volunteers, the Board of Directors meets monthly to determine policy, programming, marketing, and resource development while encouraging awareness and interest in Jazz Orchestra Atlanta's programs.



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Executive and Artistic Director Brent Runnels with jazz greats he has worked with:

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