THE JAZZ GALLERY

Rating: 4.96 stars   157 reviews

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Location: 1160 Broadway, 5th Floor New York NY 10001 USA

Mission: The Jazz Gallery provides an international cultural center which traces and promotes current developments in jazz. The Gallery’s primary focus is on the youngest generation of professional jazz musicians, whom we nurture by giving them an audience for their performances and a stage upon which to assemble their bands. The Gallery also encourages established musicians to present new projects and collaborate in performances with emerging artists. In addition to very high quality live jazz music, the Gallery presents and exhibits visual arts, theater and poetry inspired by jazz.
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212-242-1063
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Rating: 5 stars  

The Jazz Gallery provides a unique and otherwise largely absent service in the New York City area by presenting non-commercial art and music on a regular basis, in a loft-style, listening space, through which a true art-music sub-community has been created and subsequently sustained.

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The Jazz Gallery has helped me compose and present new musical works.

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I would upgrade the sound system, lighting and ventilation/AC.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Jazz Gallery is on of my most favorite spaces to go to to play or hear music in the city. The room sounds great and the people who come, come to listen. There are no uninvited bar sounds during the performances; no ice bucket, no espresso machine, no cash register, and most importantly the staff is the sweetest group of people you can find. It's rare that at one venue you meet an owner who's passionate about good music, a sound engineer who's passionate about good sound, and a staff that is supportive and warm. The Gallery meets all these high standards.

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Performance settings.

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Have more daytime masterclasses for the public, including students and children.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Jazz Gallery is one of the best jazz clubs in New York City. It's status as a non-profit makes it unique, and it takes it's role of nurturing young artists very seriously. I have benefited immeasurably from the advocacy of the Jazz Gallery, playing countless shows there over the years, and presenting two commissions specifically for them. I will always be grateful for what they've done for me personally, and for the jazz scene in New York City generally. They've helped to encourage the growth of so many, and in so doing have played a part in shaping the discourse and the sound of jazz in the current times.

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the fact that I've performed and written there so much over the years. It's my home venue in New York City.

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only try to figure out how to get them more money. Everything done there is a labor of love.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Jazz Gallery is like a second home to me -when i first came to New York as an aspiring musician, they had a warm and welcoming attitude to young musicians as opposed to many other clubs that I frequented. Their strengths are wide and varied, but if I had to choose three, I would say that one is their belief in emerging artists and their willingness to give someone without any hype behind them a chance to have their voice heard. The second is that this is a place where there is a strong community and camaraderie among musicians who have played there. Community is vital to any field of art progressing forward, and also enables us to see each other's work to prevent "isolationism" as can happen in the art world. Thirdly, the warmth of the staff is really singular - truly like a home. And that feeling is so important to an artist, allowing us to feel comfortable to be themselves personally and artistically, and not feel restricted at all.

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I've performed here many times and have seen countless concerts

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Can't think of any changes, just that it continues to expand the meaning of "jazz", foster new work, from experimental to traditional "jazz", and stay open all improvised music.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Jazz Gallery is certainly one of the most precious live music venues of New York City! Every city should have an efficient way to present new talent that pushes the boundaries like this place. Since the inception in 1995, Jazz Gallery has been a major contributor of support for New York's emerging artists. I along with many other great and important musicians got my start at this venue. This place attracts the very demographic that new artists are searching for, and in turn provides a hub for those who crave new, innovative and inspiring music. Non-profits like Jazz Gallery are very few and far between, but absolutely necessary to stimulate our society's culture through live music.

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As a musician, pupil and listener I have personally experienced the valuable impact Jazz Gallery has on New York City's cultural infrastructure!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

give it more money. This is what's necessary to keep this sacred place alive. Funds, funds, funds!

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Jazz Gallery has been the most important place for new improvised music in NYC for a long time. I don't know what we, as musicians, would do without it. They provide a forum for young players/composers as well as established players and composers and have funded projects of mine that would never have seen the light of day otherwise.

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See above review..

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None that I can think of right now.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Jazz Gallery has provided a nurturing and educative atmosphere required for the creativity and longevity of the music and art scene. It is an integral part of why creative musicians aspire to live in New York. Musicians come to New York to be enriched and to be acknowledged and the Jazz Gallery lends itself to that paradigm.

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Hearing great music and managing an artist who holds educational activities at the Jazz Gallery.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Provide more space and funding to allow the Jazz Gallery to offer more money to the artists and to provide more educational opportunities.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Jazz Gallery has been a big part of my development and progress as musician, providing me with a venue where to bring to life different projects, as well as providing a home for creative artists, not only in music but also painting, photography, visual arts, etc. I've been performing at the Jazz Gallery as a sideman and with my own groups since August of 2000, and I am very thankful for the trust they have in my music. I wish the Jazz Gallery a long life as one of the premier venues for the arts in NYC. Luis Perdomo. Pianist/Composer

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no changes...

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Rating: 5 stars  

The jazz gallery is an invaluable cornerstone of the new york city jazz community. The opportunities it provides for under the radar musicians, students and listeners alike is absolutely irreplaceable.

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My career has been significantly enhanced due to the performed opportunities it has provided for me. Rio has also been extremely generous allowing my students at new york university to perform there on several occasions as well.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Provide more compensation for the musicians playing there.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Jazz Gallery has been the home to many of my musical projects over the past 8 years. In New York City, there are few venues that exist to present music from creative and/or emerging musicians. I value the Jazz Gallery as both a musician and an audience member because of the values they consistently espouse.

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my life as a musician/performer/audience member.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Help secure them more funding so that they can upgrade their equipment and marketing efforts.

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