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History

“Since 2012, JEA’s jazz workshops have brought education in jazz music to underserved youth in 17 developing countries and students in 6 developed countries”

JEA is the best ambassador of the best Jazz education

JEA’s programs improve the students’ knowledge of American Jazz music. The concerts that celebrate the completion of each workshop creates jazz fans throughout the world and bring awareness to the audiences of the importance of American Jazz music as an art form.

Studies show that American Jazz music can be used as a platform to teach broader ideas relating to the development of creativity, democracy, and cultural development. The study of jazz music also has been shown to improve a student’s comprehension and retention of information. Because the art of improvisation is a key component of jazz music, students learn responsibility of working as a team and the importance of an individual’s action as it affects the broader group.

Outside of formal university studies, JEA has recently emerged as a driving force promoting jazz music education, especially in developing countries.

OUR IMPACT

5000

STUDENTS

22

COUNTRIES

25000

AUDIENCES
Partners
Least Developed Countries
Mozambique

  • Moreira Music

Nepal

  • Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory

Tanzania (Zanzibar)

  • DHOW Countries Music Academy

Developing Countries
Argentina

  • Asociación Cultural La Escuelita
  • Córdoba Jazz Orchestra

Chile

  • US Embassy in Chile

China

  • US Embassy in China

India

  • Blue Frog Entertainment

Iraq

  • Niaz Zangana

Jordan

  • American Baptist School

Lebanon

  • US Embassy in Lebanon
  • Notre Dame University
  • Mozart Chahine School of Music

Malaysia

  • Sunway University
  • ASWARA University Malaysia
  • International College of Music

South Africa

  • University of Cape Town

Syria

  • Conservatory of Music

Thailand

  • US Embassy in Thailand
  • Rangsit University

Developed Countries
USA

  • Jamey Aebersold
  • D’Addario
  • Musicians Institute
  • University of Northern Colorado

Cyprus

  • US Embassy in Cyprus
  • European University Cyprus
  • European Union
  • Spanish Embassy

Hong Kong

  • Hong Kong US Consulate General

Spain

  • US Embassy in Spain

Taiwan

  • Taipei American School
  • Fu-Jen University
  • Antigua Winds
  • American Institute of Taiwan

France

  • Selmer

How you can help

JEA and its partners also provide music instrument donations to help create the next generation of jazz musicians

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