Time to Get Jazzed! 
Become a Central Pennsylvania Friends of Jazz Board Member!

Are you passionate about jazz and eager to make a significant impact in your community? Look no further! The Central Pennsylvania Friends of Jazz are on the lookout for dynamic individuals to join our Board of Directors and contribute to the rhythm of our success.

Why Join Us?

As a Board Member, you'll play a key role in shaping the future of our organization. Your dedication will directly influence the growth of our community, fostering continued and new love for jazz and providing enriching experiences for all. This is a unique opportunity to bring your skills, creativity, and passion together to create a harmonious impact to an organization promoting this national treasure since 1982.


  • Collaborate with fellow Board Members to develop and execute strategic plans.
  • Contribute to fundraising efforts to support our jazz programs and events.
  • Participate in decision-making processes to ensure CPFJ's success.
  • Attend regular board meetings and engage in open communication.
  • Advocate for the organization within the community and beyond.


We're seeking individuals with diverse skills, including and experiences who share a common love for jazz. Whether you have a background in fundraising, leadership, finance, marketing, current technology, event planning, or community outreach, we welcome your unique perspective and expertise. No prior board experience is necessary – just a passion for jazz and a commitment to our mission.

How to Apply:

If you're ready to Get Jazzed in the community, send your resume and a brief statement of interest to Dave Wagner, Vice President, at davewagner1108@gmail.com. Tell us why you're excited about joining our Board and how your skills can contribute to the harmony of CPFJ.

Application Deadline: 02/15/24

Don't miss the chance to be a part of something extraordinary – apply today and help us continue the grand tradition of the Central Pennsylvania Friends of Jazz! 


Board of Directors

Tim Warfield, Jr., artistic director  
Dave Wagner, vice president 
Mark Swartzbaugh, secretary 
Rita Hicks, treasurer 
Steve Rudolph 
Mark Hunsberger  
Luca Savarino
Amy Banks

Philip Horn - director

Sheila Ross, office manager

Mark Hunsberger, jazz camp director

Central Pennsylvania Friends of Jazz has been sharing the joy of live jazz and educating young musicians since our founding in 1980.

We believe that the spontaneity of jazz makes this music best experienced live - and that the energy of a great performance makes the music simply irresistible.

Check out our EVENTS page to see what we have coming up!

Our commitment to jazz education is fueled by the belief that learning jazz improvisation is beneficial for all students, whether or not they intend to pursue a career in music.

The key tenets of jazz improvisation - uninhibited self-expression, negotiation of ideas within a group, and spontaneous problem-solving - are applicable to life outside jazz. Our educational programs include the Central Pennsylvania Jazz Camp, the Friends of Jazz Youth Band, and the Ron Waters Scholarship.

 JAZZ - because life is improvised!


Learn more about the individual and corporate donors who support the Friends of Jazz.

Central Pennsylvania Friends of Jazz is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our EIN/Tax ID # is 23-2137529.

The official registration and financial information of Central Pennsylvania Friends of Jazz may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.