Mission and Vision
The mission of Jazz Education Abroad (JEA) is to increase cultural, musical, and educational awareness and exchanges between individuals and groups around the world.
Created in 2012, JEA supports its mission by facilitating innovative performances, partnerships, and education programming that engages students of all socio-economic backgrounds, ages, ethnicity, nationalities, and religions.
Although JEA’s focus is jazz education,its education programs occur primarily in areas of the world where there are no existing band or orchestra programs. To that end, JEA also works to create beginning band and orchestra programs to help start the foundation for jazz education around the world. JEA’s opportunities are open to all students, young and old, and with varying levels of experience with jazz.