Friday, June 28,2024 - Barbecue and Jazz 

The Melvin Smith Quartet

4-7 PM 

Palm Coast Community Center

Photos above left to right: Ryan Little (UNF), Matias Quiceno (FAMU), Justin Archinihu (UNF), Evan Anderson (UNF).

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​​​2024 event schedule

The North East Florida Jazz Association (NEFJA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, established in January 1987 by President Emeritus, Eugene “Jeep” McCoy.  Keeping the legacy of jazz alive has been NEFJA’s goal since it was established.  NEFJA has been presenting live concerts at various venues throughout Northeast Florida, and presenting scholarships to talented Jazz studies students at Florida colleges, universities, and high schools. “Supporting young people who are studying Jazz is the best way to ensure that Jazz lives on”, states NEFJA President Muriel McCoy. To date, NEFJA has hosted over 100 concerts, and awarded 58 scholarships to recipients who have gone on to become professional musicians or music educators.

​​​2024 Scholarship Winners


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Keeping the Legacy of Jazz Alive through Scholarships and Concerts.
NEFJA hosts 4-5 concerts annually, in one of several venues in and around the Palm Coast area. Events are open to members and non-members. Funds raised are used to create scholarships for deserving college students pursuing degrees with a Major in Jazz Studies.

Event                      Date                  Featured Artist        Location                          Cost

Membership Drive   Jan 14, 2024     -                                PC Community Center     FREE
Valentine's Dinner    Feb 10, 2024    Melvin Smith             Pine Lakes GC                 $70
JAM Concert            Apr 7, 2024       Harper,Hendrix,Carn MOAS - Daytona              $55    Concert & BBQ        Jun 28, 2024     Melvin Smith            PC Community Center      $45