Museum of Jazz 


African  American History

Traveling Exhibit

        Jazz History  & Education

The Chorus

Daron Burks: Graduate Benedict College 1994, B.A. in Mass Communications; Co-Director of the youth mentoring program. Chair, of Display Committee.

Cynthia Bulger: Graduate Valdosta State, B.A. Business Administration, Graduate of Leadership Georgia.

,Justine Dodson: JOCADA Historian; Chairs Research and Bylaws Committee.


Shannon S. Golphin: Graduate Valdosta State 1994, B.A. History, Earning Masters in Library Media.


John S. Holmes: Exhibit Build; Exhibit Transportation; Exhibit Setup.  Served in the US Army. 


James H. Patterson: Graduate of CAU 1962; Masters in Music; Honorary Doctorate-Morris Brown College; Director of the CAU Jazz Band; Chair of JEN (Jazz Educators Network) for Charlie Parker. Performance at Carnegie Hall in Spring of 2020 in New York is now pending due to Covid-19.

Demetrius Smith: Graduate Valdosta State 1994; B.A. in Political Science; B.A. in History; Graduate University of Georgia 1995 M.Ed Personal & Higher Education.


Diana Wimbish: Graduate University of Southern California; Founder of the Leimert Jazz Festival in Compton, CA; Producer of the all-female Jazz Ensemble "NZinga"; Co-Producer for Drew Universities Legacy Jazz Series in L.A; and Board Member of the Hartford Jazz Society.

Callye Holmes: Oglethorpe University- AMA Graduate 1994 in Management Development; MaryGrove College-AMS Corporate Ed 1993; The Study of Human Behavior, Marketing and Promotion. Studied at the Savannah College of Art & Design(SCAD) - Photography Major (for museum studies); 2-D Design; 3-D Design, Sketching, Black & White Film; Digital Photography; Photo Editing; Lighting; Perspective Drawing; and Western Art History. In 1999 organized and incorporated JOCADA. 


JOCADA Directors bring a minimum of 45 years of Jazz education or relevant JAZZ experience