JAZZ HOUSE KiDS has gained a reputation as one of the nation’s preeminent arts education and performance organizations. Our mission is to transform young lives and open doors to the future by offering pre-professional, year-round musical training along with community engagement and education programs for K-12 students from diverse backgrounds. Internationally renowned jazz performers teach alongside our professional staff, offering students a wide range of creative programming that develops musical potential, enhances leadership and life skills, and strengthens academic performance. Through music, mentoring, education and apprenticeship, JAZZ HOUSE KiDS cultivates tomorrow’s global citizens so they may build vibrant communities.
Now in its 18th year, 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 apprenticeship at work!
Our “JAZZ HOUSE” isn’t just a physical place, but a metaphor for what we build everywhere we go–in schools, at our studios, and around the towns we serve.
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.