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