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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

205 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Jazz Gallery is another home to me - I love it

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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.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Jazz Gallery has been the creative home for generations of musicians in NYC providing a place for nurturing talent and community. They create life changing opportunities for younger musicians that uplift and help develop their careers, making them able to interact and learn from established older musicians while connecting with an enthusiast and faithful audience. It would be fair to say that The Jazz Gallery is the core of NYC jazz and creative music scene.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Jazz Gallery is a cultural treasure in the New York City jazz scene, with a dedication to discovering talent, offering opportunities for them to be heard, and developing a sense of partnership with them as they evolve their careers.
Ellen Azorin, Cantaloupe Music Productions, and
Manager, Pedro Giraudo Ensembles

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

There is no other venue like the Jazz Gallery. Their insight into emerging talent, their ongoing support of established artists who have come up through the ranks, their total commitment to everything that makes great jazz possible, is unparalleled. Those of us who work with the musicians are grateful to them in so many ways. A

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Melissa A.4

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Jazz Gallery is a very important Organization for young musicians.
It has been a place where I have been able to explore , try new musical ideas and I will always be thankful to Rio and all the members for the support to the jazz community!
Melissa Aldana

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Gallery is one can feel the musical heart of New York City beating, simply put. My story re: the Jazz Gallery is this: after years of attending shows first in the previous location on Hudson Street and recently on Broadway (and MOST recently online), it is one of those perfect balances of musical styles, generations, experiences that happens less by marketing plan, and more by an organic coming together of a community. One can feel it as much in the performances as in the conversations and laughter and hugs and head nods that come between the music, when everyone's standing up and milling about. As much a venue as a scene, a home, and even a family, when you consider how many of today's headliners started their NYC journey at the Gallery. Thank you Roy and Dale for creating it; deepest gratitude to Rio for continuing to grow it.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I feel The Jazz Gallery easily represents THE reference venue for every musician in the improvised and creative music scene both in New York and in the world. It personally became my second home since I moved to New York because of its very welcoming vibe and of course for its top quality calendar which hosts not only established musicians but also some of the most interesting upcoming artists in the globe. I really appreciate the fact that Rio and everybody in the crew at The Jazz Gallery always strive to support new music - what's new and leans towards the future of our art-form - so it's the perfect place to go to discover what the future sounds like.

Pedro G.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As someone who has been both an audience member and an artist in this extraordinary venue, I can state with certainty that it is an indispensable institution in New York City's cultural life. The Jazz Gallery is a unique organization that offers special resources and performing opportunities to both established and promising new artists to further develop their work.
Pedro Giraudo

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I cannot think of another venue which offers to the general public and the musicians community what The Jazz Gallery does. As far as I'm concerned it is THE ONLY Jazz club in NYC that: - has the highest stantards choosing the bands that it presents, while allowing the younger generation to have a chance to present it's work - that offers accessible prices to see top-notch artists - that supports the artist community with various grants - that encourages artists to innovate... I can go on and on. I cannot think of any other jazz organization I would support but this one.Sincerely, Pedro Giraudo

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

A New York cultural institution, The Jazz Gallery is where you go to hear the most exciting, vibrant NY jazz scene. Under the guidance of the brilliant Rio Sakaria, this is where the cats hang and play. And true to its name, it's a gallery as well, with varying exhibits about and from jazz artists. A great place with a community of first rate musicians and a loving and embracing atmosphere.

Bob R.3

Donor

Rating: 5

The Jazz Gallery is a highlight of the contemporary music/ jazz scene. A small club like atmosphere that isn't full of distractions of having a food or beverage service. The non profit is always booking exciting artist for the main purpose of exposing an audience of challenging work at an extremely affordable cost for the discernable listener.

During the ongoing COVID crisis they were one of the first venues to come up with several new streaming options that they were exploring way before lock downs began, but that experience gave them a head start on to what has become the current "normal" for professional musicians to continue to reach an audience.

An informed and passionate staff encourages all comers to share and embrace all aspects of today's music. The Jazz Gallery will continue to be one of the top go to venues for my musical needs!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Jazz Gallery is an iconic performance space in New York City whose visionary artistic director Rio Sakairi has presented a variety of up and coming and legendary artists over the past 20 years. I frequent ALL the great jazz clubs in New York City, but this warm atmosphere may be the best place of all to hear "live" jazz.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My favorite jazz club in the city! The Jazz Gallery does an amazing job of finding emerging artists and giving them a forum to grow and develop, not only through performances but through mentorship programs. So many wonderful musicians have grown up through the Jazz Gallery and often come back to perform. Every show is thoughtfully chosen and you will almost certainly never go wrong spending an evening here. No frills, just great music!

Jihye L.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Jazz Gallery chooses music over money. This is only possible because the organization understands its distinctive role, a special calling. The venue is home to many musicians, empowering us to express our true selves. The respect and trust that the Jazz Gallery gives to artists allow us to enrich the jazz scene with our diverse and unique voices. The philosophy continues to provide opportunities to up-and-coming talents based on potential, and I am forever grateful that my 17 piece orchestra and I were able to experience this generosity.

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!

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.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Jazz Gallery has been supporting some of my favorite artists for the last couple of decades by presenting their music, being a home for the to experiment in, and by encouraging them to write new music and ingage in new creative collaborations. It's an essential part of the young NY jazz scene, and ran by people who really care about the music!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Jazz Gallery is one of my very favorite venues to play and listen to music in. The open spirit of the place encourages musicians to push the envelope and try out new things and that keeps the music moving forward. Highly recommended to any music lover.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Jazz Gallery has nurtured generations of creative musicians, in a scene where support for upcoming artists is very rare and commercial interests are the priority. The "jazz" landscape in NY would not be the same without them. They are a hub for creativity and positiveness.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

An essential incubator for the youngest generation of creative jazz musicians in NYC, The Jazz Gallery has a track record of providing critical assistance to an underserved community. They deserve special thanks for advancing the artistry and careers of some of the most important and trailblazing jazz musicians in the United States today. They deserve your support; please consider contributing to a small, community focused organization building great things from the ground floor up!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Consistently great music, and a breeding ground for musicians to create, collaborate and present their work to audiences who love music. A real community and treasure in NYC.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The jazz gallery was always known to be one of the top jazz clubs in NY.The music is always greattttttt.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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).

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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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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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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.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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..

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Jazz Gallery is an extremely important venue for young emerging artist on the NYC jazz scene. They have provided a performance space for 20 years where musicians can create and develop there craft. Not only have they been responsible for giving a start to many world renown musicians and artist, they are a key component to the evolution of this music and keeping it alive. There strong since of community and helping one another makes no other venue like this. I'm happy to call The Jazz Gallery family. Please support this venue not just for NYC but for the world.

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.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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 .

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.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Jazz Gallery is a special organization. Not only have I been inspired by the many concerts I've attended over the past seven years, I've had the opportunity to develop and to present my music in this amazingly welcoming venue, which has nourished my career as a performer and composer in many ways. Most recently, I was very fortunate to be selected to participate in the Jazz Gallery Residency/Commission Series for 2014. During the month of April, the Jazz Gallery was my workshop where I composed and rehearsed the music for my project entitled, Capturing Sunlight, a musical tribute to one of my great mentors, world-renowned visual artist, Preston Jackson. This project also features a short documentary, which was created by Diana Quinones Rivera, and lyrics created by Brianna Thomas. We presented this work in May at the Jazz Gallery to a wonderfully receptive audience. I am so happy with how this piece came together and will forever be grateful to everyone at the Jazz Gallery for providing me with the opportunity to create this work. So much can be accomplished if we are willing to work hard and if we are provided an opportunity. The Jazz Gallery is providing many opportunities to many up-and-coming artists, as well as presenting the music of some of the greatest performers and composers in the world. This organization is vital to the development of our immediate arts community here in NYC, as well as having a great impact on contemporary improvisational music around the world.

Thanks,
Greg Ward

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Jazz Gallery is home to some of the most creative and forward thinking music in NYC. It is an incredible home for emerging artists and is vital to the jazz and instrumental scene within this community.

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!

Bags E.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Jazz Gallery is a beautiful space and an essential part of the New York jazz scene. It highlights some of the most innovative musicians in the community and supports the creation of new music.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Many thanks to the Jazz Gallery for the world class performing they provide and talent they foster. Here's to many more years to come!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

There's probably not a place in the world like The Jazz Gallery. It not only has some of the most cutting-edge programming of any music venue in NYC, but it also puts the spotlight on young, rising artists. They first gave me an opportunity to perform there when I was 16, and the warmth, the enshrined history, and the love of the people working and running The Jazz Gallery make it, to this day, my favorite place to play. Every show I've seen there, I feel in awe of what I'm seeing and listening to, and so happy to see all the audience members relishing in this great and meaningful art. Thank you so much for what you do, it's truly amazing.

Jonathan

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Jazz Gallery is home to many veterans as well as up-and-comers in the jazz world. To me it exemplifies music for music's sake! It is innovative in its programming. Jazz Gallery is vital to have a place where musicians can experiment and feel free to do so. I feel grateful that I am amongst the community of listeners and appreciators of the music. I personally recommend Jazz Gallery as a venue to anyone who wants to hear the same quality music as a Village Vanguard or Blue Note, but who doesn't want to spend $60/ set. Jazz Gallery is affordable and the experience of hearing such great music in an intimate space should be a destination for anybody who loves jazz!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Jazz Gallery is the most non-pretentious Jazz venue in New York. It has nurtured my abilities to create new works of art in my drawings that I do while musicians are in performance. In some ways, I would not have such a close connection with art and music were it not for Jazz Gallery. Sure I can make art on any subject and I can listen to music at home. But Jazz Gallery is about opportunities to listen to great music as it is taking shape with importance placed on the musicians development. In this way, I have become a better artist and a better appreciator of this great form and ever-changing music.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Jazz Gallery is a innovative place for young and established jazz musicians in NYC and around the globe. I heard some of the most forth-thinking music there, some of the most beautiful and sensitive music and some of the most exciting music there...I LOVE THE JAZZ GALLERY!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My performance at The Jazz Gallery (with Jonny King, Larry Grenadier and Tony Reedus) in the late 1990s is one of my most treasured memories. The atmosphere was convivial, the audience supportive and the staff most professional. The presence of the old Bradley's piano made the night extra special.

Since then the organization has grown in size and prestige, developing new programs and encouraging the creation of new music. Rio Sakairi does a great job with the programming.

I look forward to visiting the new venue on my next trip to NYC.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Jazz Gallery is an amazing organization, presenting performances and support for so many musicians, not just in NYC but around the world. May it continue to thrive forever.

Joanne R.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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