About The Jazz Brew Concert Series

  The Jazz Brew Concert Series is a fundraising
  initiative
presented by and for the benefit of SEMM
  Foundation's Jazz 98.5 FM radio station operations
  and school music programs.

  Our Jazz Brew Concert Series was developed as
  one of our fundraising efforts and more. The series
  has four goals;

  1)  Pay forward and give back to the community
       through musician performance opportunities,
       increased venue choices and provide free
       entertainment for seniors, when possible;

  2)  Bridge the demographic gap between patrons
       that attend based on the type of jazz they enjoy,
       exposing them to other jazz styles;

  3)  Bridge the gap in the education, understanding
       and appreciation of the various jazz sub-genres; 

  4)  As a nonprofit, help raise money for our
       foundation’s operations, student music education
       programs and new 24 hour jazz station operations.


  Opportunities to become a concert sponsor for any
  of our concerts or for the series are available. 

  Parties interested in becoming a sponsor, please
  contact us HERE for more information.

  Tune to Jazz 98.5 FM, WSAX for details and great
  jazz 24 hours each day.  Visit the Jazz 98.5 FM
  website to listen to our live broadcast or several
  other individual music streams featuring great
  smooth jazz, classic jazz, gospel jazz, blues, classic
  R&B/Funk and the wonderful music of our
  Homegrown musicians.


Additional Information

The Jazz Brew Concert Series is a fundraising initiative presented by SEMM Foundation, a non-profit organization, in support of keeping jazz alive, providing student/community music education services and for the support, development and operations of our community's future non-commercial Jazz 98.5 FM radio station.

Our Jazz Brew Concert Series is in its third season with concerts taking place in two great locations.   Jazz Brew is a series we believe appeals to all.  The series is not just great jazz performances, but educational, and will help bridge the gap in the understanding and appreciation of the art, as well as improve the demographics of those who attend jazz concerts.  The series is inclusive, not only in offering different styles of jazz, but in the artists and groups scheduled to perform, and the locations where you can enjoy their performances.

We’re excited and proud to announce the second season locations of our outstanding host concert facilities including the Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center and Whitehall-Yearling High School.   Whitehall is our home base where the majority of our concerts are held.  Young or old, black or white, gray hair or dyed hair, in suburb or inner city locations, jazz is now available and affordable to be enjoyed by all.

Our Series will help keep the pipeline full of budding and promising young, future jazz musicians as it includes local High School jazz band performances.  Keep Jazz Alive!

Buy Your Series Ticket Today.
It’s Affordable!

SEMM Foundation and Jazz 98.5 FM have chosen to become a leader in bridging the gap between Classic Jazz and Contemporary Jazz styles and listener/audience demographics by helping to develop listener appreciation and understanding of each sub-genre, including  the artists that have helped define the different sub-genres. Keeping jazz alive will require us all to be inclusive, tear down the stereotypical walls of jazz confusion, and open our ears and minds to discovering other jazz textures, flavors and locations around the city.

We invite you to join us and watch with your ears.  Let’s all work to Keep Jazz Alive!








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