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The GULF JAZZ SOCIETY is dedicated to presenting, preserving and perpetuating America’s Music in the Bay County area. Founded in 1996, the GJS serves as an advocate of jazz music in the Panama City area of north Florida. The Society’s mission is to raise awareness of jazz by presenting live musical events and otherwise preserving and perpetuating jazz as an important part of America’s cultural heritage.
Jazz is the only American music recognized by Congress as a truly original art form. Its development and flowering not only reflects the cultural diversity and melting pot character of our social history, but represents American values of artistic freedom, improvisation and innovation.