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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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