The Modesto Traditional Jazz Society was founded in Modesto more than thirty years ago. The Society’s purpose is to preserve and promote our unique American National music treasure for future generations. The MTJS provides opportunities for jazz musicians to share their talents with appreciative listeners and dancers, and encourages youth to learn and continue the American art form, especially Traditional Dixieland Jazz. The MTJS meets the third Sunday of each month at the Clarion Inn on Sisk Road in Modesto, with guest bands starting at 1 pm. “Jam” sets take place during the guest set breaks. Monthly meetings feature local jazz bands. Members and performers come from all walks of life and musical backgrounds, but all have the common bond of a love for live entertainment and Dixieland Jazz.