SEMJA members are united in their love for jazz and believe that belonging to SEMJA promotes understanding and appreciation of jazz as an art form. We are jazz listeners, performers or educators. Organized in 1987, SEMJA is a completely
volunteer organization. We provide jazz education to students at all levels through special programs in schools and in the community. We support live performance of jazz in Southeastern Michigan. We provide information about jazz through publication of our monthly UPDATE. Through our newsletter and volunteer activity we promote community among jazz lovers in the area.