JazzWest.com is dedicated to celebrating and promoting the creatively rich jazz scene in Northern California and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Launched in early 1999, by Wayne Saroyan, the site has become a focal point of the Bay Area's jazz community for fans, musicians and jazz-related businesses. Our core mission is to create and sustain an online community for all things jazz in the Bay Area and surrounding areas.

Some of the writers that have contributed writers to Jazz West include: Michael Allen, Forrest Bryant, Robin Davies, John Doll, Andy Gilbert, Nina Hodgson, Jeff Kaliss, Jerry Karp, Yoshi Kato, Tony Kontzer, Dmitri Matheny, Dan Ouellette, Beth Peerless, Sue Ann Roberts, John Santos, Shirleen Schermerhorn, Wally Schnalle, Robert Tate, Bruce Wallace, Michael Zilber and Phil Elwood.