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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture

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.

Programs: Exhibit, promote, encourage, sponsor, and provide the knowledge of all music, art, and literary works in all media, including, but not limited to jazz and related arts.

Community Stories

35 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Miho H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Jazz Gallery is an essential jazz venue in NYC. They are always on the lookout for cutting-edge music and have introduced many young, emerging musicians to the world. The Jazz Gallery team is so supportive and friendly; this venue has a special atmosphere that makes you feel like you're at "home". Not only as a musician but also as an audience member, I greatly admire what they have been doing and I think this venue will continue to be a symbol of the bright future of New York's jazz scene.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Jazz Gallery has become like a second home for me. They were one of the first venues in Manhattan to invite me to perform my music at the very beginning of my career in New York.

Over the years, they have included me in their incredible family of world class musicians, and in 2015, The Jazz Gallery commissioned me to write an hour of new music that I never would have written without their support and belief in my abilities. They provided the means, the deadline, audience members, promotional support, and the stage, sound, and lights for me to create and realize a new expression of my artistry. What a gift!!

The Jazz Gallery is one of the few remaining organizations in New York that truly supports the creation of NEW music. As a believer in the importance of artists nurturing a constantly evolving artistry, having support from a place like the Jazz Gallery is essential to the evolution of music.

Client Served

Rating: 5

It is hard to put into a paragraph how essential and important The Jazz Gallery is to New York city. Not only does the venue serve as a temple of knowledge to both the upcoming and established musicians, The Jazz Gallery also offers the most interesting concerts in jazz and contemporary music. It is obvious their musical/ artistic vision is one step ahead. The Jazz Gallery has served such an important role in capturing and supporting both the established and upcoming artists. The acoustics are amazing and the staff is educated and very passionate about jazz and music in general. All of this and not to mention their initiative to not only participate as a venue but to also always find a way to build interesting bridges between artist and listener.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I've been to The Jazz Gallery as both a performer and an audience member and I can say with confidence that this is one of the best venues in NYC. The staff and management are friendly and helpful and the atmosphere is one always primed for high quality music. It's no wonder that the Jazz Gallery always features the most in demand professionals from a wide array of musical backgrounds. I would recommend the gallery to anyone looking to see fantastic music in a comfortable and intimate setting.

Ben_15

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Jazz Gallery is one of NYC's most vital creative components. For many years the institution has been instrumental in putting on some of the most forward thinking and innovative music. Besides being a world-class venue, it is a hub for creativity and fosters a community by means of residency commissions, mentoring programs, clinics and much more. I've benefitted greatly from all that the Jazz Gallery offers and hope to do so for years to come.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Jazz Gallery is one of the most important breeding grounds for improvised music worldwide. Their programming is audacious and varied. Most importantly, it is an established venue in New York City that is not afraid to take chances by giving younger musicians the opportunity to lead a band. This is an incredibly rare feat. Having been able to perform at the Jazz Gallery has been of invaluable importance to me as a musician.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Jazz Gallery is an essential organization for the NYC jazz scene and a standard bearer for the world to look to when it comes to showcasing innovation and progress in composition, improvisation, and performance from the artists they present.

They provide an invaluable service through presenting artists both new and established in an environment that fosters creativity and integrity.

As a first time bandleader, The Jazz Gallery walked me through all the necessary steps to get the most out of my performance both from a musical and professional standpoint. Their guidance and help were invaluable in making my performance a success and helped my project gain greater visibility.

Thank you!

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Jazz Gallery is THE most important place for the development of jazz music in New York City. Virtually all of the major movements and innovations in jazz over the past decade were initiated at the Jazz Gallery. It has long had a reputation as an incubator of the finest talent, where musicians are encouraged to develop their craft, which by definition shapes the development of the wider art form in a profound and lasting way. The Jazz Gallery is directly responsible for shaping the NYC and therefore the global jazz music scene. Personally speaking, it has provided me with countless opportunities to perform and try out new ideas and new music. I have benefitted immensely from all of the opportunities the Jazz Gallery has provided me, and it has been an integral part of my development as an artist. I know that countless other musicians feel the same way. Simply the best and most important organization that exists for jazz music today, anywhere.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Jazz Gallery is easily my favorite place to hear music or to play music in New York City. The work they do is outstanding in promoting new artists and it has become one of the most important cultural institutions in the city, if not the country. It has given many young jazz musicians a platform to experiment, yielding some of the most creative music happening today, which in turn has kickstarted many young careers. The integrity of what they do and the music always remains intact. A very important place.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Experiencing live Jazz Music is one of the most powerful ways to change peoples awareness of what life could be in a better world (waiting just around the corner) and The Jazz Gallery is great example of that...there task is fundamental and the way they do it is beyond perfect, really inspiring space, the spirit and the music will open the door to a better world, support for this is a great investment.

Client Served

Rating: 5

There is nowhere else in New York City that does what The Jazz Gallery does. No other venue is as thoughtfully curated and offers as many services to its musical family and its music loving patrons. As a musician relatively new to the city and the jazz community, The Jazz Gallery's support of my music and my career has been invaluable. Going way beyond offering my band a place to play, they have opened their doors in off hours for rehearsals and have even offered critical advice and co-writen grant proposals with me. They are one-of-a-kind, and a necessity to New York's music community.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Jazz Gallery is one of my favorite places to go in NYC!