ABOUT JAZZ HOUSE

Now in its 20th year, JAZZ HOUSE KiDS transforms lives using the power and legacy of jazz through world-class education and performances that create avenues of access, learning, career development and community building. The organization and students have received more than 125 awards and honors for excellence in jazz and jazz education. Every day of the week through a series of in-school and out-of-school programs, the JAZZ HOUSE helps young people gain an artistic edge through music, mentoring, education and apprenticeship, building thriving communities, and fostering community leaders and global citizens. The organization’s far-reaching cultural signature program is the award-winning MONTCLAIR JAZZ FESTIVAL, the largest free jazz festival in the NYC area, attracting more than 25,000 attendees to downtown Montclair each year.

WHAT WE DO

JAZZ HOUSE KiDS is the only community arts organization in New Jersey exclusively dedicated to educating children through jazz: America’s home-grown art form. In the schools, at the Jazz House and in our community, we give students an artistic edge – music, mentoring, education and leadership at work!

What we do at JAZZ HOUSE KiDS
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Who we are

At JAZZ HOUSE KiDS, we believe that learning to love, understand, and create jazz—this great American art form–reaps life-long benefits that every child deserves to enjoy.

JAZZ HOUSE RECOGNITION

Allow us to toot our own horn! We are proud of the growing number of awards and accolades given to our students, director, and organization. A handful are here; we welcome you to download this complete list.
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TESTIMONIALS

Hear from the kids themselves how JAZZ HOUSE KiDS has impacted their life, blossomed their talent, and molded their musical lives!

Careers

Join our award winning team.
Careers at JAZZ HOUSE KiDS
"ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL AND RESPECTED JAZZ EDUCATION PROGRAMS IN THE COUNTRY."
~ JAZZ TIMES

Be An Instrument for Change

2022 YEAR-END APPEAL

AN INSTRUMENT FOR CHANGE!

Through jazz, we provide world-class access, learning, career development + community building.