To CREATE more Jazz venues.
To DEVELOP a new and younger audience for Jazz.
American Jazz Venues is dedicated to the preservation and growth of America's cultural gift to the world, Jazz. As America's indigenous musical art form, Jazz is of historic value. It is alive with improvisation, rhythms, harmonies that are absent from much of the current broadcast, concert and club scenes.
AJV recognizes that we must focus the Jazz experience on our youth, where impressions that are made now will carry over the years
We strive to put Jazz artists in front of live audiences, perhaps furtively educating our audiences in the process. Each performance includes a strong educational component, and our intent is to partner with local ensembles from the scholastic community. That’s where the new audiences are developing, and we want to encourage this development.
AJV is resolved to address the challenges of our mission but can only accomplish our goals with your assistance and support. Your belief in our cause will provide the impetus to move our mission forward. Jazz must live and flourish.
Please consider becoming a supporting member of American Jazz Venues with a tax-deductible donation to help AJV preserve our music and fulfill our mission. In return for a contribution of $25.00 or more, you will receive the recent DVD of The American Jazz Repertory Orchestra performing its “Salute to American Jazz Orchestras” at William Paterson University.