“Dedicated to Promoting and Providing Jazz Education
throughout the State of Massachusetts”
MAJE is a service organization dedicated to increasing the worldwide growth and development of jazz and jazz education. As part of that mission, the Association initiates programs which nurture and promote the understanding and appreciation of jazz and its heritage, provide leadership to educators regarding curricula and performance, assist teachers and practitioners with information and resources, and take an active part in organizing clinics, festivals, and symposia at the local and state level. The state chapter of MAJE hopes to provide festivals for school groups that are educationally oriented. We also hope to increase the public’s awareness of jazz by sponsoring clinics and helping to underwrite performances by professional jazz artists. It is our hope that the students will learn more about jazz from each one of these festivals. Medals will be awarded to recognize achievement and are not meant to rank the bands in any order. It is also our hope that groups and their directors will stay and listen to several other groups at the festival. Whenever possible hosts will attempt to provide either improvisation workshops and/or performances by college or professional jazz groups or artists. MAJE also provides a newsletter of current jazz events in our state. We welcome your input and are always looking for new members to serve on our executive board, host a festival, provide clinics or host concerts.