Excellence:  We will present the highest quality musical and educational experience possible.

Education:  We will share our musical knowledge and talent to inform, inspire, and expand the awareness and appreciation of jazz music.

Community:  We will engage a diverse group of supporters whose shared love of jazz can build greater connections in our community

Discovery:  We will encourage the exploration of the many styles that form the rich heritage of jazz.

Creativity:  We will take an innovative approach to the presentation of jazz and foster its development as a living art form.


To present jazz performances, provide learning experiences, and create a supportive and rewarding environment for the development of musical talent.


To be a jazz orchestra recognized for excellence and an established part of the Winston-Salem arts community.


To celebrate and perpetuate the uniquely American art form of jazz.



Camel City Jazz Orchestra was founded in January 2012 to perform and cultivate jazz music in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and to serve as the community’s own professional big band. Our organization is dedicated to developing and promoting a vibrant jazz culture in Winston-Salem through performances and educational programs.



Roberts Bass (Treasurer)
Heather Candelora
Joanne Coman Davidson (Secretary)
John J. Doyle, Jr. (Chair)
Mickey Flynn
Matt Kosma (Artistic Director)
Tom McKim
Jill Stricklin (President/Executive Director)



Birdland ($1,000-$4,999)

John J. Doyle, Jr.

Thomas & Jane McKim

McSwain Family Trust

Rick & Lois Moss

Connie Quinn

Jill Stricklin & Matt Kosma

Cotton Club ($500-$999)

Andrews Restaurant Group

Rachel Barron

Rebecca & Kevin Bender

Suzanne Glass

Ron & Martha Lowry

The Millennium Center

Tom Mylet & Marianne Di Napoli-Mylet

Steven Sherrill

Savoy ($100 - $499)

Martha Apple

Lisa & Reid Ashe

Richard & Rachel Barron

Lora M. Buchwalter

Ken & Melanie Carlson

Rick & Joanne Davidson

Robert Davis

Phyllis Dunning 

Mickey Flynn 

Julie Frye

Andrew & Belinda Gerber

Goin' Postal

Peter & Beth Juran

Melinda Knowles

Katie Kosma

Ron & Chase Law

Mark & Heather Leach

Leon & Jennifer Lenchik

Julia MacManus 

Joe & Susan Morris

Joseph Mount

Amanda Norman

Barbara Raffaldini

Cindy Rothschild

Guy & Liz Rudisill

Carl Sanders

Diane Stanley

Marilyn Taylor & Jamie Allbritten

Jim & Christine Toole

Washington Perk & Provision

Blue Note (Up to $100)

Ann Barnett

Carolyn Crump

Thomas & Julie Dubuisson

Ellen Endriss

Thomas Jenkins

Robert Jolly & Lois Kaufman

Ward Nichols

Kristine & Todd Pittman

Beth Russo

This list reflects all donations received as of June 21, 2022. If we’ve inadvertently omitted your name, please accept our apologies and kindly let us know so we may correct our error.