National Jazz Museum in Harlem National Jazz Museum in Harlem

National Jazz Museum in Harlem

The New York City museum promotes the power of jazz music in the heart of Harlem's cultural and entertainment district.

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National Jazz Museum in Harlem

The National Jazz Museum in Harlem was established in 1997 as a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate. In 2015, the museum moved from its original East Harlem location to Central Harlem, where it currently offers live performances, educational programming, and exhibitions. The museum is also home to the Savory Collection, which contains more than 100 hours of New York City radio broadcasts featuring live performances by key jazz figures between 1935 and 1941. Guided by acclaimed artistic directors Jon Batiste and Christian McBride, the National Jazz Museum in Harlem seeks not only to inspire a widespread appreciation for jazz and to provide education for students of all ages, but also to elevate Harlem's role in artistic and cultural innovation.

GRoW Support

2024

General Operating Support

2023

General Operating Support 

2022

General Operating Support 

2021

General Operating Support

2020

Educational Programming

2019

Educational Programming