IN-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

JAZZ HOUSE KiDS brings top-flight teaching artists and tested programs right into schools, where we collaborate with teachers and administrators to create robust, exciting, and authentic jazz instruction for their students. Our work in schools, in underserved communities of New Jersey, is a central chord of our mission to bridge the artistic gap and give students of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities access to a first-class music education. We currently operate in 11 schools, teaching more than 500 students annually. We invite you to explore the exciting world of JAZZ HOUSE KiDS!

ASSEMBLIES + CONCERTS

How it all began! We bring jazz to the next generation with lively concerts and interactive assemblies tailored to every age.
JAZZ HOUSE KiDS assemblies + Concerts in school
Christin McBride visits LINK School (2017)

MASTERCLASSES

Acclaimed visiting artists go back to school to share life lessons, pass down the history of jazz, and mentor students to help them hone their chops.

SPECIAL EDUCATION

Learn how we tailor and customize programs to meet the needs of schools and utilize unique gifts from donors.
JAZZ HOUSE KiDS in Schools

RESIDENCIES

Our world-class vocal and instrumental teaching artists mentor choirs and instrumental ensembles for a few weeks, months or the entire school year!

INSIDE THE JAZZ NOTE MASTERCLASS

Led by JAZZ HOUSE KiDS’ Artistic Chair and 5-time GRAMMY Award-winning bassist Christian McBride, the Inside the Jazz Note Masterclass® is an action-packed full day for school jazz bands, filled with music, stories, and a Q&A session.

JAZZ HOUSE KiDS in School Masterclass with Christian McBride

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

The Jazz Across the Curriculum Teacher Workshop is an in-service session that provides educators across all academic disciplines with strategies for using jazz as an effective teaching tool in their classrooms.

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.

Donate to Give An Instrument Build A Musician Program
"THE LEVEL OF THE STUDENTS AUDITIONING AT ARTS HIGH HAS GONE CONSIDERABLY THIS YEAR. I HAVE NO DOUBT THAT THE JAZZ HOUSE MUSIC CLUB HAS A ROLE TO PLAY IN THAT.”
~ Performing Arts Chair, Arts High School, Newark

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