SWiNGING STRAIGHT AHEAD
GIVE TO THE 2020 YEAR-END APPEAL

Join the hundreds of supporters who have already helped JAZZ HOUSE KiDS keep swinging straight ahead through unsteady times! As the year comes to a close, help us meet our goals by making a gift to the JAZZ HOUSE KiDS Resiliency Fund.

ANSWERING THE CALL TO ONLINE PROGRAMMING

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PEOPLE REACHED

JAZZ EDUCATION

2020-2021
YOUTH JAZZ CLASSES

New! This year, in addition to being placed in a weekly instrumental or vocal ensemble, you will get to choose an elective offering from a rich list of programming. Students not only learn to play their instruments, solo and improvise, but also collaborate with other musicians in a variety of exciting class offerings.

2020-2021
ADULT JAZZ CLASSES

JAZZ HOUSE KiDS is for big kids too, offering year-long programming for adult instrumentalists of all levels and abilities.

Our effervescent big band leader ED PALERMO is back leading the ADULT COMMUNITY BAND with optional in-person outdoor sessions, weather permitting. Trumpeter + educator TED CHUBB returns to lead our new THEORY + IMPROV class.

2020 - 2021 Adult Jazz Classes
Inside the Jazz note with Ashley Kahn

[iNSiDE] THE JAZZ NOTE
GUEST SERIES

JAZZ HOUSE KiDS invites you to a special guest series of Jazz Masters, giving students the unique opportunity to learn from some of the world’s preeminent Jazz artists. Open to all ages and levels, each class has a thematic focus, while incorporating live interaction with students.

ASHLEY KAHN

  • Featuring: THE BIG BANG OF BE BOP: CHARLIE PARKER AT 100
  • Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2020
  • Time: 6:30 pm

HANG @ HOME ONLINE SERIES

JAZZ HOUSE BENEFIT EVENTS

Log on, listen and learn! Join our weekly Listening Parties hosted by Christian McBride and Melissa Walker and Masterclasses with great guest artists including Dee Dee Bridgewater, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Helen Sung, Marcus Printup, Alvester Garnett, Cecile McLorin Salvant …

SUNDAY REBROADCAST
LISTENING PARTY

This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 MONTCLAIR JAZZ FESTIVAL has been re-imagined as a 3 night virtual “Best of” Watch Party featuring iconic performances from the archives, curated by Artistic Director Christian McBride and Executive Producer Melissa Walker.

STREAMING LIVE FRIDAY, AUGUST 21 – SUNDAY, AUGUST 23 @ 8pm

  • Host: CHRISTIAN McBRIDE + MELISSA WALKER
  • Featuring: Dee Dee Bridgewater + George Coleman + Eddie Palmieri + Bettye LaVette + Cyrus Chestnut + Joey DeFrancesco + Mark Whitfield + Paquito D’Rivera and more!

Every Sunday, we will rebroadcast on our Live Stream page one of our Hang @ Home Listening Parties.

PART 2: THE SINGER + THE SONG

  • Featuring: KURT ELLING, WILL DOWNING + VUYO SOTASHE
  • Date: Sunday, May 17, 2020
  • Time: 4:00 pm

VIDEOS

Open the video vault for an in-depth look at everything we do @ JAZZ HOUSE KiDS.

  • This week, JAZZ HOUSE KiDS spotlights: 10-year old Sophia from Singapore, who participated in the 20

SUPPORT

Give An Instrument, Build A Musician.

Through our Give An Instrument, Build a Musician Fund, we place instruments in the hands of kids sitting on the sidelines and enable them to join their school bands. In fact, we provide more than $50,000 in instruments to students annually, as well as master classes to further boost their abilities and interest.

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NEWS ROOM

Check out the most recent issue of JAZZ HOUSE KiDSOn the Sunny Side of the Street, our latest news releases and press coverage.

  • FROM THE [home desk] OF OUR PRESiDENT & FOUNDER Dear friends and families, Welcome to On the Sunny Side of the Street! This is our e-newsletter

“JAZZ HOUSE is deserving and worthy of support from all who wish to see an actual movement in the direction of excellence for our young people. Count me in that number.”

 

– Wynton Marsalis; Managing and Artistic Director, Jazz at Lincoln Center

 

WHERE WE WORK

Working at the Jazz House

@ THE JAZZ HOUSE

Our JAZZ HOUSE music studio in Montclair serves a diverse group of students ages 8 to 18, from 45 communities across New Jersey.

JAZZ HOUSE KiDS working in schools

IN SCHOOLS

Our programs in underserved communities help bridge the gap in music education and place students on a level playing field.

JAZZ HOUSE KiDS working in the community

IN THE COMMUNITY

We know that music creates bonds and builds communities. That’s why everything we do is suffused with jazz.

OUR PEOPLE

Meet the team at JAZZ HOUSE KiDS

TEACHERS

Meet the accomplished musicians who lead ensembles, classes and big bands at JAZZ HOUSE KiDS.

JAZZ HOUSE KiDS staff

OUR TEAM

Meet the tremendous band of professionals who keep the Jazz House humming each and every day.

JAZZ HOUSE KiDS leadership team

LEADERSHIP

Meet the dedicated and innovative leadership behind the doors of JAZZ HOUSE KiDS