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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture

Mission: The Jazz Gallery is America’s premier performance venue for emerging international artists who challenge convention, take creative risks and lead their field as performers, composers and thinkers. Through residencies, workshops and exhibitions, we provide a platform for artists to discover their unique voice and a home for established musicians to continue to experiment and grow. At The Jazz Gallery, artists and audiences come together from around the world to explore new creative ideas, collaborate and celebrate jazz as a dynamic art form that reflects our ever-changing world.

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

193 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Jazz Gallery is an essential part of the New York City Jazz ecosystem. It's a truly forward-looking institution that has an uncanny ability to spot new talent. NYC would be much poorer without it.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Jazz Gallery is essential to the New York jazz scene. It's the place where exciting new ideas get heard for the first time. It's a nurturing environment like no other. NYC wouldn't be the same without it.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Jazz Gallery is a beautiful venue that supports musicians of all ages. It was my first serious show as a bandleader in New York City. I'm thankful for all that this venue has to offer to live music and the careers of young musicians and more.

Fabian A.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This venue is more than a stage where music happens and art hangs on the walls, it is a nurturing home for exploration in sound and culture. It is an indispensable landmark for New York.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

Nick D.2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Jazz Gallery is a rarity. I can’t think of another venue that has done more to provide space, resources, and mentorship on a regular basis to emerging artists, while still maintaining an extraordinarily high level of compelling performances.

Arta J.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

If I have to describe the Jazz Gallery in a couple of keywords, then here they are: home, family, sharing is caring, freedom to express and support.
Yes, this place definitely captures all of those keywords.
In the beginning, I went to hear performances that ranged from emerging artists until well-established artist concerts. Then later on my dream of playing there became a reality, I was the happiest person on the whole planet. In fact, that was my first biggest concert in NYC, such a memorable experience.
I think the uniqueness of the Jazz Gallery is that they are helping the music to grow, they are focusing more on the artistry and how to help the artist spread their message. It's a place where all of the little ideas or craziest ideas can be explored. :) As an artist, it is very fulfilling if someone else believes in you and the music you do! I have no doubt that every single artist who walks into this space feels so much love and support and is looking forward to their musical return.
I am wishing The Jazz Gallery success and keep on bringing the beautiful artists every single week to our hearts and ears!
Arta Jēkabsone

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Jazz Gallery plays a fundamental role in the New York creative music scene. Its role expands well beyond the realm of presenting performances by some of the best musicians and artists in the world to encompass a host of just as important activities, including outreach, mentoring series, partnership, internship, networking with other venues in the 5 boroughs end beyond and more.
It fosters a vast musical community by being actively engaged in its very fabric, and as such, assumes a function which makes it an essential for us, the musicians and audience alike.
The Jazz Gallery's contribution is invaluable and fills a gap sorely needed in today's creative scene.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Jazz Gallery is such an important and unique part of the NYC jazz community, and jazz itself. Many of the current leading forces and innovators of this music were given opportunities early on to cultivate their artistic visions here, and The Jazz Gallery continues to support and showcase the best of this music, in seasoned professionals or up and coming artists.

Naomi Geena N.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My experiences here were nothing but influential, productive, and unique. The Jazz Gallery is a space where musicians can flourish and make music without preconceived notions, judgement, and expectations. It truly is an organic and rich environment for anyone that walks in.

Lex K.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Jazz Gallery is instrumental in legitimizing and developing the careers (and musical maturation) of young creative musicians from all over the world. It is an honor to land a performance opportunity here, yet the booking is constantly bold, creative and prescient. There are many thousands of people who are grateful to The Jazz Gallery both directly and indirectly for being such a crucial presence in the world of 21st century Jazz and Improvised music.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Jazz Gallery is one of the only prestigious venues in the USA I'm aware of that strongly promotes and encourages creativity among younger composers in Jazz music. TJG presents daring music and provides reasonable means to help emerging artists in their search. The entire staff is on board with this vision and because of this The Jazz Gallery has become a fertile community hub for countless listeners and players.

Donor

Rating: 5

The Jazz Gallery is a marvelous resource for modern jazz ~ we have had relaxed live music experiences here on our yearly trips to New York City. One of the founders, trumpet phenom Roy Hargrove, who died recently, was instrumental in establishing a culture of jazz generosity, which I feel is essential to continue in his name. An excellent nonprofit that deserves your support!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Jazz Gallery has been an integral venue for helping push this music forward by heavily supporting young musicians like myself as well as showcasing masterful musicians from all over the world.

Kengchakaj Jazztist K.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Jazz Gallery has shaped my artistic perspective in many since I have moved to New York City 3 years ago. This is not only the performance venue but it is a venue where the idea is shared and being inspired by the musician in the scene. I have witnessed so many artists who are now established well around the world started to experiment and share their idea here. I can say with confidence that The Jazz Gallery stand out among other jazz performance venue and the club as an important driver of the jazz music around the world.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Been coming to the Jazz Gallery regularly for years now. The music and artwork being showcased is always of a high quality and has clearly been selected with great care. The staff is welcoming and helpful and the overall atmosphere is exactly what one desires in an important music venue like the Gallery. It has become my second home.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The very first jazz show I experienced in New York was at the Jazz Gallery location on Hudson for a Gretchen Parlato set. This fueled my hunger for more NYC jazz and ever since I visit 1 to 2 times per year. I know I wasn't supposed to take photos, sorry : )

Vasudevan P.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Jazz Gallery works tirelessly to successfully present numerous concerts each year of New York City's most promising rising jazz stars. Their team is highly professional, and they want everything to be at its best.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Jazz Gallery is The most valuable Jazz venue in New York City. If you are a Jazz musician in NYC, your debut concert should be made at the Jazz Gallery. Then you are considered to be a real NY artist. From Emerging artist to well accomplished musician, this is everyone's favorite venue. I am honored to have chance to be on the stage and have my CD release concert. This place should remain as a symbol of NY Jazz scene.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Jazz Gallery is home to some of the most forward-thinking musicians in New York. It's a place where music can be premiered with those of the highest caliber, with adequate artistic, emotional, and financial support. It's not only about the music, as the space is usually adorned with photos or pieces from a visual artist, which completes the energy of the space just perfectly.

Rio and the staff at the Gallery are always warmly welcoming the next generation of musicians, treating everyone with respect and giving them positive energy. This comes down to allowing musicians to use the space for rehearsals, early sound checks, and simply as a place to come and hang.

For the listeners, it's always about the music and artistic vision. There are never any set of guidelines for what your music needs to be, it just needs to reflect you as an artist. This kind of love is difficult to find in a place like New York, but the Jazz Gallery does just that.

Alfredo C.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As a musician, music fan and native New Yorker, I can confidently say that The Jazz Gallery is THE best space in NYC for live music. It is the one space in the city that grants artists the complete creative freedom they need to push the music forward. The curating is spectacular and the talent always exceeds expectations. It is one of the few venues that offers extremely high quality music night after night and never disappoints.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I had the opportunity to listen to concerts at The Jazz Gallery two times a week for more than one year and all of them moved me deeply. These were evenings full of new artistic vision. My heart was opened to unusual musical discoveries and a deeper understanding of music.

The Jazz Gallery is a place for those musicians who do not belong to the world of commerce, and who offer to listeners something very unique. To support their new projects and ideas, The Jazz Gallery board commissions the most talented and creative musicians to write music and gives them all possible support during the process of composing.

The entire team at the Jazz Gallery is caring, and thinks creatively about the needs of musicians and guests. Therefore, the Gallery takes care of them as best they can - artists and listeners can always count on hot tea, water, or stimulating conversation about life's vicissitudes : - )

The Jazz Gallery is an open house for all those who love art, new inspiration, and creative music. It's my home !

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Jazz Gallery is a wonderful listening space which has been supporting jazz and creative music in New York City for many years. In addition to programming great music of a wide stylistic range, they also commission many artists for the creation of new works. As both a listener and as a performer, I believe the Jazz Gallery is invaluable to the growth and livelihood of the music community in NYC.