There are many ways to get involved with the CCJC and many benefits for doing so!
BECOME A MEMBER:
A few of the many benefits of membership. . .
Lower donation at admission to our monthly dance hall gatherings where you'll get to take to the dance floor or simply sit and enjoy tunes of the 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s..Members donate $7.00 at the door while non-members are asked to donate $10.00.
CCJC monthly newsletter. This handy booklet publication choc-full of news and music reviews will be mailed to your door. Like most, you're likely to really enjoy the popular article titled "Freda's View" where writer and music critic, Freda Ramey, tells of the happenings taking place at the club's gatherings each 3rd Sunday of the month. Read her insightful reviews of the bands and be privy to exclusive interviews with band leaders and musicians (many of whom are well known music celebrities and recording artists with global exposure).
Access to exclusive deals. we are working on getting custom discount deals for members of the CCJC. We'll keep you posted on our progress!
BE A VOLUNTEER:
There's an endless list of ways to volunteer at the CCJC (click on the volunteer sign-up link below for examples). Here are a few good reasons to volunteer. . .
Make friends. Get the opportunity to meet many interesting, friendly people who are involved with the club. You'll find that our members and guests come from all walks of life, from across a wide range of professions and industries but with one important thing in common. We love traditional jazz.
Share your talents. Opportunity to apply your knowledge, skills and experience to a good cause - preservation of traditional music.
Develop professionally. Opportunity to build and sharpen your own professional skills and build your resume.
BE A REGULAR "JAMMER" MUSICIAN:
Perform: Meet and perform with other like-minded musicians; share tunes; musical ideas and have a great time sharing "war stories" about the music biz. Our "jammers" come together at 1:00 p.m. every 3rd Sunday and for 2 hours, just before the featured band comes on stage, they play tune after tune in a no pressure, relaxed setting to a dancehall full of appreciative listeners and dancers.
Network: CCJC jammers not only "jam" together, but take take their 3rd Sunday gathering time to network, introduce newcomer musicians to the club and hire each other for "gigs".
Learn and develop: Youth musicians get to perform with and learn from those who've been around for a while and receive plenty of support while building skills and a repertoire.
OFFER YOUR BAND TO BE FEATURED ON A 3RD SUNDAY:
In support of our not-for-profit mission, featured bands typically perform for well below market rate enabling us to direct more of our dollars to operating costs and scholarships for our youth summer jazz camp.
In appreciation, the CCJC volunteer staff puts plenty of effort behind promoting the 3rd Sunday event where the band will be playing for the CCJC audienc. We provide. . .
Marketing/Advertisingexposure throughout our website and various other internet platforms where the CCJC has built and engaged fan base, and we purchase and add for the band in the American Rag Traditional Jazz Newspaper.
Back-links to the band's website which gains the band increased web traffic from our existing fan base interested who's upcoming at the CCJC.
A written review of the 3rd Sunday gathering which includes a review of the bands performance as well. The newsletter is mailed out monthly to our full membership and distributed at various venues where member musicians perform on a regular basis.
ReferralsBecause we are a gathering place for some of the best musicians and bands, the community has come to know us as a resource for connecting with quality groups. We believe in helping keep our supportive musicians working. While first preference goes to bands with one or more musicians who are paid members of the CCJC, We do expand referrals out to featured bands once members' bands have been considered (become a member for full access).
Consultation on MarketingStrategy and Tools. Some bands coming our way may need advice on getting started with internet marketing. Our in-house team has gotten pretty good at it and is glad to share what we know. Just ask us!
BE A SPONSOR:
Public thanks. We publicly thank our individual sponsors in print (our Newsletter) and on our website's Sponsor page.
Public thanks and promotion. We publicly thank and promote our business sponsors in print and on our website and on various network marketing platforms where we are engaging ever expanding audiences and building loyal fans.
Posting of logo. Provide us a logo. We'll place it on our Sponsor web-page with a recommendation that our visitors consider your product or services when in the market for what you offer.
Event Displays. Set-up a display table at a monthly gathering and take advantage of the exposure you'll receive when many of the nearly 200 (on average) attendees get to learn about what you have to offer.
Marketing Exposure. We provide various forms of marketing exposure for our business sponsors at our monthly events. Some ways might include mention on attendee table centerpieces, MC announcement during our raffle and table flyer