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.

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North East Florida Jazz Association

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.

Sunday October 29, 2023 - Scholarship Concert & Supper

featuring the Nat Adderley, Jr. Quartet 

4:00PM to 7:00PM

Museum of Arts & Sciences - 352 S. Nova Rd. Daytona Beach, FL  

​​​2023 event schedule

Event                      Date                  Featured Artist        Location                          Cost

Membership Drive   Jan 14, 2023     Dr. Becki Sanford    PC Community Center     FREE
Valentine's Dinner    Feb 5, 2023      Adam Kornecki         Pine Lakes GC                 $65
JAM Concert            Apr 1, 2023       Longineu Parsons    MOAS - Daytona              $45


Barbecue & Jazz     Jun 23, 2023     Shawn Pfaffman       PC Community Center     $45

Outdoor Concert     Aug 12, 2023     Melvin Smith Quartet DBCC Amphitheater       $25

Concert/Supper      Oct 29, 2023      Nat Adderley Jr        MOAS - Daytona              $80