MISSION for WINDSOR JAZZ CONCERT SERIES: Elevating and diversifying the Windsor region arts scene, connecting music-loving communities by presenting local and touring jazz professionals in concerts, spotlighting the cultural landmark historic Mackenzie Hall.
Chairman: John Martel
Treasurer: Matthew Tingle
Secretary: Kathleen Leal
Producer/Artistic Director: Hugh Leal
Directors: Katharine McGuire Steven Fox
Windsor Jazz Concert Series (WJCS) is a non-profit corporation registered in Ontario, promoting professional "jazz-in-concert" in Windsor starting in 2022.
The new organization is built on the various series Windsor promoter Hugh Leal has been operating independently since 1976. His ongoing string of concerts since that time have proven to be the longest-running jazz concert series in Canadian history.
Photo by Kevin Kavanaugh
The Speakeasy Quartet
Photo by Scott Hughes
Leal's productions have always focused on presenting quality, including musicians who are recipients of the Order of Canada, Juno Award and Grammy Award winners. Many internationally recognized artists from the major US jazz cities have been featured, with a special emphasis on Detroit's great jazz players.