The Jazz Gallery

Rating: 4.96 stars   167 reviews

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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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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

The Jazz Gallery is an essential music venue and cultural center in NYC. Both emerging and established international artists have found a home in which they can nurture their craft and creativity, thanks to The Jazz Gallery's adventurous programming and eagerness to support new music . Having had access to this space has enabled me to develop projects and introduce my work to new audiences. The first concert I played after moving to NY was at their original location at 290 Hudson St., and I am grateful for having them open their doors to my music and vision, without ever questioning or having me compromise my artistic and esthetic choices. I look forward to more art being developed at this oasis for creativity in NY.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The Jazz Gallery is a great club. It's an essential part of the New York City creative music scene. The Gallery will take chances an program young artists while also keeping veteran artists visible - it offers a great variety of quality shows. Overall a wonderful place, focused on musical creativity. Comfortable and simple, the environment here is entirely dedicated to music (no loud waiters or people talking during performances here).

 
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As a young creative musician, I regard the Jazz Gallery as one of the most important cultural entities in New York. Not only does it allow audiences to access the most truthful and innovative musicians, it also nurtures these musician's creations and reinforces the bonds within the musical community. It's a place where artists and audiences are treated with utmost respect, and the jazz scene in New York simply wouldn't be what it is without it.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

The Jazz Gallery is a great venue which truly supports new music and provides a great platform for music of the highest quality without pigeonholing.
I have always felt welcome and appreciated, even when I first moved to NYC and was not established here.

The Jazz Gallery team is fantastic and everyone works tirelessly to make this one of my favorite venues in town - it's a place run by people with a deep belief in music and its essentiality in life.


 
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The Jazz Gallery has established itself as one of New York's best venues for live music, and a runway for the new generation of musicians.
The Jazz Gallery has a vision of allowing new music to bloom, giving the opportunity to musicians to pursue their craft and helping them in a countless ways.
For the listeners, coming to the Jazz Gallery is always a great experience. A beautiful listening room with deep respect to the music gives the platform for experiencing something unique and deep every night.
As a performing musician, the experience is as strong.
I strongly encourage people to support this great venue.

 
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Iv'e known about the Gallery from way before I moved to NY. It has this aura of a place that functions as a growing nest for young musicians that gradually become the leading force of the NY jazz scene as well as bringing some of the most incredible veteran musicians to share their talent with a very attentive, loyal and hungry for music audience.

It is one of those places that has this magic about them that's hard to explain, but everyone feels it and knows it.

Please support it as much as you can. This place is important for this music..

 
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Highly Recommended to Lovers of Music. You will always have an important, memorable experience at The Jazz Gallery.

I've been seeing live music - and occasionally making it - at The Jazz Gallery since 2004 or so, when I saw Avishai Cohen's big band play there. Various, unforgettable concerts have followed the aforementioned, including nights of commissioned music by Jason Lindner, Mark Guiliana, and Chris Morrissey.

Those musical experiences truly influenced and inspired my own artistic journey; without them I wouldn't have ended up composing and presenting my own recent night of original music there. 'Jeff Taylor's Musterion' is a small body of songs composed specifically for a one-night-only event: Sept 10, 2015 at The Jazz Gallery. It was a true joy and an honor to make a statement on that stage!

Guests / audience members visiting The Jazz Gallery - and I'd add that the new Broadway venue rivals the vibe of the old Varick Street one - can expect great sound, friendly staff, a discerning booking department (the season's program always promises great artists, from start to finish), as well as a place where one can actually LISTEN to music.

The venue is set up for focused intake of what's happening on stage. In this manner, The Jazz Gallery is a place where the audience member is really just as big a part of the event as the artist performing. For when an audience of well-listened, eager-eared, respectful individuals takes their place before a performer and their band, there is a silent communication that happens between onlooker and artist, a certain kind of magic which can't always be realized in more raucous environs.

I cannot say enough about The Jazz Gallery. As a musician I'm grateful for the 2nd home TJG provides for composers. Moreover, there is no better place to go for new, exciting music from the finest musicians in NYC's legendary roots music community.

With Love,
Jeff Taylor

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The Jazz Gallery has single-handedly been one of the most important homes for new and emerging artists in the NYC scene. I'm incredibly grateful for the open and supportive attitude that Rio and her staff bring to all musicians that play here. It's a great place to develop, support and present art - period.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The Jazz Gallery has, for almost 20 years, provided a world class performance venue for cutting edge jazz in a city known for such music but, ironically, painfully lacking in venues of this kind. Through it's commissioning of new music, community building, and general support of jazz, the Jazz Gallery leads by example in the jazz capitol of the world.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The Jazz Gallery is one of a kind. There is no other place that is as inviting to a wider diversity of musicians, performers and audiences in New York as the Jazz Gallery. I can't imagine a creative and thriving musical environment in the city without this wonderful venue. The impact of the Jazz Gallery ripples outward into the rest of the world by nurturing young, budding artists in their home in New York- providing them with a stage where they can hone in on their craft but more importantly, take risks and expand their minds. These musicians use the Jazz Gallery as a nest where they learn lessons about their art. We as musicians benefit from having such a place that we always go back to to grow and continue to hold dear in our hearts.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The Jazz Gallery is one of the most prestigious institutions that is committed to promoting young talent as well as established musicians .
Through its Residency / Commission Series I had the opportunity to write a Suite based on the music that surrounded me in my childhood in a poor neighborhood in my hometown, Santiago de Cuba.
The music was written during a one-week residency and was released on a two-night premiere for a wonderful audience thanks to the promotional work done by members of the staff.
I am eternally grateful for this wonderful opportunity and the effort made by each of the staff members.
This organization is key to the development of jazz and the growth of young artists, a laboratory of ideas, a fundamental space for artists as well as a global beacon for the global jazz community .

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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