SEMJA's Louis Smith Memorial Scholarship is given to a middle school-aged student to attend an approved summer jazz program.

You can donate to the fund by sending a check (payable to SEMJA) to

712 East Ann St.
Ann Arbor MI 48104

Or you can donate by credit card or Paypal below.

Louis Smith was a beloved and highly acclaimed trumpter / educator who spent much of his life and career in Ann Arbor. He was recorded widely on the Blue Note and Steeplechase labels, appearing with some of the finest players of the day. He taught instrumental music in the Ann Arbor Public Schools and directed the University of Michigan Jazz Band.

A memorial concert is scheduled for Sunday, February 26, at 2:00 p.m. in the Kerrytown Concert House. Tickets sales and donations raised at the concert will go towards the Scholarship Fund.