Message from the
ATJS President

The Austin Traditional Jazz Society will open its 2022-23 season at Ben Hur Shrine Temple, 7811 Rockwood Lane, on Sunday, September 18 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. The concert will feature the excellent Dirty River Jazz Band of San Antonio, a Society favorite since their debut in 2016.

The bands for the remainder of the season are still being lined up. The dates for the rest of theseason will be October 16, November 27, February 19, March 12, April 16 and June 11.

Dues for the season will remain at the past level of $50 for single memberships and $90 for couple memberships. As in the past, each new or renewing member will receive two guest passes to help get new attendees to concerts.

Guests can enter for $10 and college students with ID and members of the Austin Jazz Society are $5, To ease entry into the September 18 concert, prospective members are urged to pay by Pay Pal or to send a check to the Society at P.O. Box 27694, Austin, TX 78755-7694. If you wish to pay at the concert, please be prepared to pay by cash or check.

The Society Board of Directors is still in need of help. The main need at this date is for a new Treasurer, but small business and computer skills of all kinds are welcome. Nominations will be accepted at the September meeting.

The Austin Traditional Jazz Society had a partially successful season in the spring of 2022. The renewal of memberships and concert attendance showed that there is still interest in our wonderful music, but fell far short of pre-pandemic levels. It is the Society’s hope that this season will see further renewal in the Society’s fortunes. Austin is the only major metropolitan area in Texas to have a functioning traditional jazz society. Let’s have a great season and keep traditional jazz alive in Central Texas.

Join us for the Dirty River Jazz Band on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022, Ben Hur Shrine Temple, 7811 Rockwood Lane Austin. Doors open at 1:30 pm. Concert is 2:00 to 5:00 pm.

Sincerely yours,

- Dave Stoddard

You can help support full-time musicians in the Austin area by continuing to support Project Safety Net, sponsored by our sister organization Austin Jazz Society. See their website at

Ben Hur
Ben Hur Shrine Temple at 7811 Rockwood Lane