We’ve hit the big 2-0!

An Instrument for Learning - JAZZ HOUSE in school program at Patterson

"Music has really boosted up my confidence! I've gotten to play and talk in front of so many people. Playing music means everything to me. It's like a getaway. Music has been spectacular."

Two Decades of Excellence: JAZZ HOUSE Turns 20!

JAZZ HOUSE KiDS is reaching an incredible milestone that is truly worth celebrating…we’ve been swinging to the beat for 20 years! For two decades, we have tapped into the uniquely American art form of jazz to provide world-class access, learning, career development and community building.

Our sincere gratitude goes out to YOU — our dedicated community of donors and institutions, families, students, alumni, educators and music fans — who have supported our work and helped us make an indelible impact on countless lives. The four pillars of our mission exemplify our core values and are the engine behind our work as an INSTRUMENT FOR CHANGE. But there is still so much more to achieve.

As we begin the holiday season, we hope you will consider a year-end gift to help us to ensure that everyone from our growing, broad-based community has access to the power and joy of jazz and the enriching opportunities and resources that only the JAZZ HOUSE can deliver!

20 Years of Producing Events: Mark Your Calendar

Edmar Castañeda Quartet
JAZZ at ONE | Tuesday, November 22 @ 1:00 pm
St. Paul’s Chapel, NYC + Livestreamed | 1:00 pm

Join us for the last of our fall concerts in our Jazz @ One Concert Series, in collaboration with Trinity Church Wall Street! The series featured a lineup of talented artists each week, exploring some of the most creative music in the jazz idiom. Free, open to the public, and will be livestreamed here.

EDMAR CASTAÑEDA is a virtuoso folk harpist hailing from Bogatá, Colombia. He performs his own compositions as well as tapping into native music of Colombia and Venezuela. He has been nominated for a Latin Grammy in the category “Best Latin Jazz Album” with his latest album Family. Castañeda acts on the soundtrack and serves as music consultant on Disney’s latest feature Encanto. He leads a trio with David Silliman on drums and Marshall Gilkes on trombone. He has also been a member of the Andrea Tierra Quartet with Andrea Tierra, Sam Sadigursky, and David Silliman. In 2006 he released his first solo album, Cuarto de Colores.

Catch up on any you missed on our digital stage
Inside the Jazz Note - The State of Jazz Today
[iNSiDE] THE JAZZ NOTE® Fall 2022 Series
@ Clements Place, Newark + Livestreamed | 7:00 pm

JAZZ HOUSE KiDS invites you to our new free series, [iNSiDE] The Jazz Note, in collaboration with the Institute of Jazz Studies and supported by The National Endowment for the Humanities and New Jersey Council for the Humanities. Each week our hosts and special guests will explore the musical legacy of jazz and the lives of today’s preeminent players playing it forward.

Tuesday, November 29

Next up is Wayne Winborne, Executive Director of the Institute of Jazz Studies & Newark Archives, as he leads a conversation on the current issues, challenges, and triumphs within the jazz community. Joined by the great vibraphonist and educator Stefon Harris, Winborne and Harris will unpack some of the musical trends and their relationship with society and our current political and social climate at large.

Six-part series

November 1 – Inside the Archive: The Enduring Value of Jazz Archive, hosted by Ashley Kahn with Vincent Pelote + Elizabeth Surles of the Institute of Jazz Studies.
November 15 – Remembering Pharoah: The Sound and the Message, hosted by Ashley Kahn
November 29 – The State of Jazz Today, hosted by Wayne Winborne with Stefon Harris
December 8 – Listening from Beyond: Jazz, Poetry & Gender Politics, hosted by Dr. Naomi Extra with special performances by poetry students
December 13 – Drum Evolution: From Jazz to Hip Hop, hosted by Jerome Jennings
December 20 – The Lowdown with Christian McBride

Can’t get to Newark? Watch the livestream on
our Facebook or YouTube channel!
Jazz Icons at Trinity
@ Trinity Church Wall Street, NYC | + Livestreamed
Sunday, December 4 | 3:00 pm
Mark your calendar for the next installment of our new Jazz Icons series with the great Monty Alexander! A collaboration between Trinity and JAZZ HOUSE KiDS, this free concert series showcases some of the most prolific and influential artists in jazz history.
Catch up on the concerts you missed here:
July 10 – The Steve Turre Sextet Watch video
October 9 – Dave Holland Trio Watch video


Major support for our programs is provided by Amazon; BDP Holdings, LLC; Brandenburg Productions; John J. & Rose Cali Family Foundation; Leslie + Ted Dixon; Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation; Gia Maione Prima Foundation; Susan + Chris Gifford; Herb Alpert Foundation; Kenneth Goldman Donor Foundation; Lincoln of Wayne; Manhattan Mechanical Contractors, Inc.; Montclair Center BID; National Endowment for the Arts; New Jersey State Council on the Arts; Ralph Pucci International; Regan Family Foundation; TD Bank; Trinity Church Wall Street; Victoria Foundation; Rita + Terry Woodard and our many other generous donors.