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Richmond Jazz Society, Inc. 

P.O. Box 25723 
Richmond, VA 23260

Mission and Programs


To educate the public regarding the historical development and significance of this unique cultural music called Jazz; to preserve its rich history; to be a valuable resource/referral and support center for Jazz in the Commonwealth of Virginia; and, to promote the advancement of Jazz as a true American art form via such activities as performances, lectures, exhibits, workshops, technical assistance, media projects and publications.


Program:Programs for youth
Budget: $500
Category: Youth Development, General/Other
Population Served: Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)

Program Description:

The RJS "Make Music With Me" Band has been delighting young audiences with its unique blend of Jazz and children's classics since 1985. The band features professional Jazz musicians, in a lively and interactive format that can be tailored to any age group, and the needs of any facility. The youngsters are given the opportunity to make music with the band through the use of hand-held percussion instruments, and songs featuring audience participation.

Program:Programs for seniors
Budget: $500
Category: Human Services, General/Other
Population Served: Disabled, General or Disability Unspecified

Program Description:

The RJS "Bright Moments Jazz Band" is one of the cornerstones of our Education and Outreach program. Performances feature some of the most talented Jazz musicians in Central Virginia in a lively interactive format. Program options include instrument demonstrations, concerts, or cararets. Audience members are encouraged to participate at a comfortable level in upbeat versions of Jazz standards from all eras.
Program:Guest Educators Series
Budget: $3,500
Category: Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other
Population Served: General Public/Unspecified

Program Description:

Initiated in 1980, the Guest Educators Series provides audiences with top quality Jazz performances and presentations. These events attract local, regional and national artists and educators in a casual "informance" format. The wide range of artists and styles spotlight the many facets of Jazz, and how this unique American music is created. Our events are presented in the fully accessible facility of Capital Ale House's Downtown Music Hall.


  • A68 (Music)
  • A90 (Arts Service Activities/Organizations)
  • A25 (Arts Education/Schools)

Chief Executive Profile

Ms. B. J. Brown is a founding member of RJS who worked as an unpaid volunteer ED from 1979 through 1983 and as part-time paid ED since 1984.

Revenue and Expenses Fiscal Year Ending May 31, 2009


Program Services$41,110
Special Events$0
Total Revenue:$155,646


Total Expenditures:$147,326

Net Gain/Loss: $8,320

Balance Sheet Fiscal Year Ending May 31, 2009

Note: The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot long survive, but the types of assets and liabilities also must be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.
Assets June 1, 2008May 31, 2009Change
Cash & Equivalent$59,561$66,738$7,177
Land & Buildings$0$0$0
Total Assets:$61,850$70,170$8,320

LiabilitiesJune 1, 2008May 31, 2009Change
Total Liabilities:$0$0$0

Fund Balance:$61,850$70,170$8,320

Basic Information

  • This organization is a 501(c)(3) Public Charity.
  • Financial information in this report is derived from the organization's May 31, 2009 Form 990-EZ.


Ms.  B.  Brown 


B. Brown


804 -643-1974



Year Founded: Information not available
Ruling Year:1981
Fiscal Year End Date: May 31, 2009
Assets: $70,170
(from May 31, 2009 Form 990-EZ)
Income: $155,646
(from May 31, 2009 Form 990-EZ)
No. of Employees:n/a

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