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.
2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 13-3948717
212-242-1063
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Rating: 5 stars  

The Jazz Gallery is an exemplary institution. It presents and supports innovative jazz artists. Jazz, by its nature, is an evolving medium and requires venues with innovative programming to keep it on the cutting edge. I The Jazz Gallery charges reasonable prices. I try to see shows there when ever I am in New York. My experiences have always been positive. It is also well regarded by jazz musicians and you often see them in the audience.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Unlikely

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

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The Jazz Gallery is the most unique music venue in New York City. Musicians love the venue because they are allowed the freedom of playing original compositions. The listening experience for the audience is wonderful as well. The organization deserves as much support as possible. Dr Alan Beckles

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Great place to hear jazz in NY. I love the spirit of the organization, and I hope the flourish.

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

jazz

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

offer inexpensive pastries

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

Over my years involved with the music culture of New York, I have always found my experiences at The Jazz Gallery to be that week's highlight every visit. The staff is warm and knowledgeable, plus they book a myriad performers, presenting both well known and little known with the same enthusiasm. Musicians like Taylor Ho Bynum, Steve Lehman or Tony Malaby, are a few examples of artists who have developed and widened the listener's aural palette through The Jazz Gallery.
The facility itself has seating for each performance and is clean with bathrooms and free water. It is a location to nurture music appreciation, not sell drinks and food or for "hanging out". I greatly appreciate The Jazz Gallery for its devotion to the arts.

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

My experiences at The Jazz Gallery have been based on both my personal listening pleasure as well as for the objective of documenting performances for both musicians and magazines. The Jazz Gallery has always been very helpful to me in attaining the highest level of professional results every time I am there.

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

If I had to suggest any changes they could use some improvement with their lighting.

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

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

 
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

I had been meaning to go to the Jazz Gallery. I knew many of the folks who worked hard to ensure its success, and I love jazz. Actually, I'm obsessed with jazz. Anyway, I went on Valentine's Day this year and got to see just how fabulous the Jazz Gallery is. The space is compact, but has everything you need to experience live music properly. The set I saw was outstanding! I want to get more involved in the Jazz Gallery. I definitely want to see more performances there. I can't think of a venue I have been to in the last year that I enjoyed more. And I am a big fan of live music. So, kudos to the Jazz Gallery! I can't wait to go back!

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

I'm not sure I can answer that question properly right now. I have been to the Jazz Gallery and experienced live music there. That might be the most important thing that happens. If so, then I have experienced it, and it is outstanding.

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

I don't know enough about the Jazz Gallery to say what I would change.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

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

A lot

How did you learn about this organization?

I met some of the people involved at a party.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

The Gallery is one the few venues that are really all about the music.
Their integrity & commitment is very much needed and very much appreciated. Thank you!

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

many ways

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

create a jazz gallery empire, with JG's all over the world. oh, and buy them an amp.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

this is a wonderful place that nurtures and supports emerging jazz artists, as well as providing a chance to experience what we all love about jazz.

the staff is great and so committed to what they're doing.

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

have visited several times.

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

give it lots of money so they could be sure of a secure future.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Just want to say the Jazz Gallery is an amazing, incredible place! At a time when other nonprofits are folding or cutting back, New York is extremely fortunate to have the Jazz Gallery offering music at the forefront of contemporary jazz. Love your programming!

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

Knowing people whose music and talents have been nurtured and displayed at the Jazz Gallery.

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

Cultivate collaborations with NYC public schools, offering comp seats to serious music students.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

In an age where Art and true talent has taken a backseat to forced cookie cutter proclamations of American "Idols", the jazz Gallery is like a refreshing oasis! I drive all the way from Philadelphia to New York city to experience the Jazz gallery. It is a small place with no dazzling decor or smells of delicious food cooked by an expert chef. There is no fancy bar or stage sparkling with lights. There is only a small stage, chairs facing the stage and visual Art on the surrounding walls. The Jazz Gallery is a relaxed place to come and enjoy visual art and the art of jazz! I love it!!

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

by Attending concerts.

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

have it open more nights of the week and have them introduce the art of jazz in the schools.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Great music, great atmosphere, great hang! Not only will you have a fun time at the Jazz Gallery, you will meet cool people and if you so desire you will learn something too!!!

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

I've been there several times over the years.

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

Do nothing!

 
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