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Review for The Jazz Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The Jazz Gallery is like a second home to me -when i first came to New York as an aspiring musician, they had a warm and welcoming attitude to young musicians as opposed to many other clubs that I frequented. Their strengths are wide and varied, but if I had to choose three, I would say that one is their belief in emerging artists and their willingness to give someone without any hype behind them a chance to have their voice heard. The second is that this is a place where there is a strong community and camaraderie among musicians who have played there. Community is vital to any field of art progressing forward, and also enables us to see each other's work to prevent "isolationism" as can happen in the art world. Thirdly, the warmth of the staff is really singular - truly like a home. And that feeling is so important to an artist, allowing us to feel comfortable to be themselves personally and artistically, and not feel restricted at all.

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

I've performed here many times and have seen countless concerts

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

Can't think of any changes, just that it continues to expand the meaning of "jazz", foster new work, from experimental to traditional "jazz", and stay open all improvised music.

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field & Composer/Vocalist/Performance Artists.