Truth in Jazz is an 18 piece big band formed in 1998 by The Elkhart Truth Publisher David Ogle with the help of Steve Pettit, under the direction of Gay Burton. The band is currently under the direction of Steve Allen, our lead trumpet player and a charter member of the band. The band is made up of local professional musicians who have a deep love for Jazz and wish to support Jazz music in Michiana.

Truth in Jazz has performed for 13 years at the Elkhart Jazz Festival. The group has also performed at the Elkhart County Fair, First Friday’s in Goshen, Vinyards and Vibrations Red Cross Fundraiser at Elcona, Elkhart RV Fest, Goshen Celebrate America 4th of July Event, Rhapsody in the Green, The Box Factory in St Joseph, Goshen Air Show, Warsaw High School, Goshen High School, Concord High School, Memorial High School, and Central High School and for several Michiana parks and recreation programs.