THE JAZZ GALLERY

Rating: 4.96 stars   157 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

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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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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!

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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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.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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

witnessing the growth of many jazz musicians who began their career at the Jazz Gallery, and having seen some exceptional music there.

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

change nothing.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

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

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yes

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

no

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Rating: 5 stars  

As the musician I have had the opportunity to present me in in Jazz Gallery. The personnel offers clear information about the programmatic and logistic aspects of the contracting. The space promotes an open, diverse cultural dynamics to all the musical styles with great level.
As the guitarist, arranger, singer and composer of the duet Gema and Pavel I have had the opportunity to promote the concept of the Afro-Cuban music in NY through my presentations in the Jazz Gallery. They provided a cultural scene without parallels in that city. Is a supportive, welcoming, and comfortable environment with the professionals of the music and its followers.

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My musical work has been noticeable in the cultural scene of NY in part thanks to the sponsorship that the Jazz Gallery has carried out before each presentation. The people that have listened me there they have become future followers or are fans of my work that have had the opportunity to enjoy it in an environment with highly quality acoustics and of a lot of comfort for them.

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

Jazz Gallery is a space with the one that I count for future presentations of my work and as a client I have enjoying musicians of highly caliber. Desire that more places can assume the cultural scene with the high level that the Jazz Gallery does it.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Of course living in New York, it's easy to get spoiled by all the great clubs and music venues. That said, Jazz Gallery stands out as an unique atmosphere, where the jazz lover can enjoy world class musicians, in an intimate setting, in which artists are invited to explore and experiment beyond what they might be able to do in other venues...
Because the Jazz Gallery survives not solely on ticket sales, the space is able to and has become famous for providing fertile ground in which new projects, concepts, and modes of expression within the jazz idiom can take root and be shared.

I'm proud to have performed on the stage, and am always fulfilled and delighted when I have the privilege of attending one of their always outstanding concerts. Certainly unique in it's field, (in fact in the U.S. there are VERY few venues operating at such a successful and publicly accesibe level)

The Jazz Gallery deserves 10 stars in my opinion

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

enjoying cutting edge world class music that is affordable, inspiring, and keeps the idiom strong and evolving.

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

wouldn't change anything that I know of.

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