JAZZ HOUSE KiDS brings top-flight 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 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 invite you to explore the exciting world of JAZZ HOUSE KiDS!

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. At the JAZZ HOUSE, we ensure that every student has access to music, education, mentoring, and apprenticeship. 

Assemblies and Concerts

How it all began! We bring jazz to the next generation with lively concerts and interactive assemblies tailored to every age.


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.


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


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.

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.

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