WHO WE ARE

Born out of a collaboration of mutual admiration, respect, and “a little strife,” the duo of Melissa Walker and Christian McBride head up JAZZ HOUSE KiDS. The couple not only have a shared musical sensibility, but a belief in the importance of building a legacy and being a part of something bigger than yourself. Melissa is a constant presence at the jazz house she built nearly 18 years ago; hiring a village of professional jazz musicians who educate and mentor kids from New Jersey, New York, and around the world. Every day the people of JAZZ HOUSE KiDS create unique creative programs and initiatives that provide a safe, nurturing, extraordinary musical home for anyone who is lucky enough to be a part of it.

LEADERSHIP

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JAZZ HOUSE KiDS board memebers
JAZZ HOUSE KiDS staff

OUR TEAM

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TEACHING ARTISTS

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

JAZZ HOUSE KiDS teaching artists
Kids of JAZZ HOUSE KiDS

OUR KiDS

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Our Mentors

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mentors of JAZZ HOUSE KiDS
"One of the most successful and respected jazz education programs in the country."
~ Jazz TImes

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