BRIGHT MOMENTS… SINCE 1979

Our VIRGINIA JAZZ website is brought to you by the Richmond Jazz Society, Incorporated (RJS).

Use our VAJAZZ Menu to stay informed regarding RJS programs and activities.

  • Our RJS JAZZ PRESERVATION project, VIRGINIA JAZZ: The Early Years exhibition delves deeply into the history of Jazz in Virginia and showcases the individuals and bands that made a major impact on Jazz worldwide. The Exhibition is now on display at the Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia through June 2021. Contact the Museum at 804.780.9093 for more details and reservations.
  • FOREVER ELLA! – Join Richmond Jazz Society as we celebrate Virginia’s own, Ms. Ella Fitzgerald. Contact RJS to see how you can present this amazing concert in your area!
  • Our celebrated GUEST EDUCATORS CONCERT SERIES features Jazz performances in an intimate cabaret setting. Our Series is currently on hold due to COVID.
  • The DOMINION ENERGY JAZZ CAFÉ @ VMFA is one of Richmond’s favorite weekly activities.  Each Thursday at 7pm VMFA & RJS showcase some of your favorite area Jazz bands. Tune in via YouTube – “Dominion Energy Jazz Café“.
  • Our OUTREACH PROGRAMS are an essential way of using Jazz as a teaching tool for young audiences and as a healing force for our senior population. These programs are currently on hold due to COVID.

We invite you to support RJS by attending our programs and activities, buying RJS branded merchandise, or by simply making a contribution!

Founded in 1979, RJS continues to build upon its initial success by adding innovative performance and educational programs each year. RJS has established a distinctive series of programs and events to serve performers, students, teachers and the existing jazz audience and to expand that audience.  In 2008, RJS was one of ten recipients of the prestigious Governor’s Award For The Arts.

You’ve found the right place for the latest information on Jazz around the Commonwealth.  It’s all here waiting for you – from the mountains to the ocean… Virginia Loves Jazz!

Bright Moments!!