The Museum is committed to keeping jazz present and exciting in the
lives of a broad range of audiences: young and old, novice and scholar,
artist and patron, enthusiast and curious listener. From its new
location in the center of Harlem, the Museum serves the local community
and welcomes visitors from across the U.S. and internationally.
Each year, the Museum produces and presents more than 80 free
programs in New York City, engaging hundreds of professional jazz
artists and reaching nearly 20,000 people from around the world. The
Museum is a hub for live performances, exhibitions and educational
programs. It is also home to our widely acclaimed Savory Collection,
which includes more than 100 hours of live recordings of jazz legends
made from New York City radio broadcasts aired between 1935 and 1941.