The Topeka Jazz Workshop, Inc. (TJW) was incorporated in 1962 as a Kansas not-for-profit, charitable and educational corporation with the purpose of promoting and playing jazz.  It soon received 501(c)3 status, giving it federal income tax exemption and allowing certain contributions by members and the general public to be tax deductible.

TJW is governed by a Board of Directors, which includes the officers of the corporation.

Our current Board of Directors, as of March, 2017 is as follows:





Steve Waugh   Bob Gunther
President   Lorne Ruby
    Ryan Simpson
Ralph Krumins   Liz Stratton
Vice President   Craig Treinen
    Connie Willett
Linda Fund    
Debra Ricks    
Duane Fager    
Vice President - Finance    
Ken Softley    
Vice President - Concert Facilities and Logistics    
Jerry Goodell    
Past President