NY Jazz Initiative

Rating: 5 stars   1 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: 250 West 57th Street Suite 817 New York NY 10107 USA

Mission: NY Jazz Initiative is a Non-Profit Corporation formed for the purpose of advancing the performance, education, and creative spiritof the musical art form known as jazz. In order to keep the artisticlevel and appreciation alive for future generations, and in furtherance of this charitable and educational purpose, this Corporation shall:

     (a) Produce educational residencies and concerts with a performance based curriculum where high school, college anduniversity students rehearse and perform with jazz masters and faculty members in local and international venues;

     (b) Support professional musicians and educators in their work that furthers the purpose of the Corporationthrough performances, workshops, masterclasses, recordings and research initiatives;

     (c) Commission and perform new works from emerging composers;

     (d) Develop local and national youth jazz ensembles;

     (e) Develop outreach programs bringing jazz and jazz masters into all levels of music education, as well as develop cross-curriculumprogram development and interdisciplinary programs incorporating jazz technique and history into subjects other than music, with afocus on American history;

     (f) Foster the application of jazz performance techniques and history to all levels of public and private education;

     (g) Work in cooperation with other organizations that work to promote the development of cultural music insofar as that work isuseful in accomplishing the foregoing purpose.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The NY Jazz Initiative offers high school and college music students the opportunity to come to New York and immerse themselves in Jazz education. They study with professional musicians in both sectional rehearsals and band rehearsals during an intense week. This culminates with a concert by the students and the staff at a New York jazz club. The vibe of the NY Jazz Initiative is that they're keeping the flame burning and passing the torch to the next generation.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I saw the concert featuring the staff of NY Jazz Initiative and a school from Las Vegas, NV. These kids were so inspired to be playing with New York musicians, it was a real thrill to see! I haven't had that much fun watching live music in a long time.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

...the concert was a blast.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

...professional musicians, passionate about jazz and education.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Reach more kids in more cities, and help American music stay alive.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-8-01

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