Our Vision

Jazz is widely embraced and highly valued as America’s great gift to world culture

Our Values

Respect Artists

Amplify opportunities, promote live performance, and pay fair compensation

Prioritize Accessibility

Present events throughout the city with affordable and free programming

Pursue Collaboration

Work creatively with local, national, and international partners

Champion Education

Fuel the future of jazz by supporting all aspects of jazz education

Honor Diversity

Celebrate the African-American roots and global expression of the art form

Nurture Creativity

Emphasize dynamic original work and the joy of the inventive spirit