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 2019 SSJF Advisory Board includes:
Robert F. Banks, Chair
Ken Jones, Vice Chair
John J. Loose, Operations Chair
Rodney Whitaker, Artistic Director (MSU College of Music - Jazz Studies)
Gregg Hill Barbara Sawyer-Koch
Susan W. Woods