In 2012, the SSJF was re-organized to include an Advisory Board. The role of the SSJF Advisory Board is to raise the necessary funds to produce the event, volunteer at the festival and support overall festival production.
The 2016 SSJF Advisory Board includes:
Robert F. Banks, Chair
Neil Gordon, Vice Chair
Kristen Hofman, Secretary
Rodney Whitaker, Artistic Director (MSU College of Music - Jazz Studies)