Museum of Jazz 


African  American History

Seasonal Traveling Exhibit

        Jazz History  & Education

The Chorus

R. Martino Avery:   Officer/Director: Graduate of Howard University; Masters in Classical Music; and Music Director for three places of Worship;  Music Director /Stage Manager for Plays & Musicals in the US & Europe; serves as Writer/Producer/Arranger/Music Director for "Live" performances in London, Scotland, Ireland, France, and the US. He enjoys working with youth, adult musicians and vocalists - and serves as Music Director for performing arts and Chair of Program Committee

Daron Burks: Officer/Secretary: Graduate Benedict College 1994, B.A. in Mass Communications; Co-Director Youth Mentoring Enrollment. Chair, of Exhibit Display Committee.

 Cynthia Bulger: Graduate Valdosta State, B.A. Business Administration, Graduate of Leadership Georgia. Chair of African American Donations, Funding Resource Chair.

Gail Armstead: Officer: Interim Treasurer: Chair, Community Volunteers; Chair, of Community Events & Marketing Committee.

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

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

 James H. Patterson: Advisor: 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 New York is on hold 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: Advisor: Graduate University of Southern California; Founder of the Leimert Jazz Festival in Compton; Producer of east coast Jazz events; Co-producer for Jazz Ensemble "NZinga"; Producer, Drew University Legacy Jazz Series -Los Angeles; and Board Member, Hartford Jazz Society.

Callye Holmes: President & Executive Director. Oglethorpe University, AMA Graduate 1994; MaryGrove College-AMA Corporate Ed Graduate 1993 specializing in the Study of Human Behavior, Marketing & Promotion. Studied at the Savannah College of Art & Design(SCAD) Atlanta/Buckhead: Photography Major (for museum studies); 2-D Design; 3-D Design, Sketching, Black & White Film; Digital Photography; Photo Editing; Lighting; Perspective Drawing; Public Speaking; and Western Art History. 


*JOCADA Directors bring a minimum of 45 years of Jazz education & relative experience*