NY Jazz Initiative Overview
(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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