The Arizona Classic Jazz Society has been sponsoring in-school programs for several years. The programs this year were co-funded by a matching grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Students from Weinberg Elementary School thoroughly enjoyed the Jazz History show presented by 52nd Street Jazz Band and two professional dancers, Karen and Dabney Hopkins.
The Arizona Classic Jazz Society was formed in 1984 and incorporated as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization in 1989. Its purpose is to promote and perpetuate interest in traditional jazz and support the musicians who perform the music. The Society sponsors the Arizona Classic Jazz Festival every year in November at the Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort in Chandler, AZ.