International Association of Schools of Jazz

International Association of Schools of Jazz

connecting jazz and jazz education worldwide

The future of jazz is connected to the future of jazz education and the IASJ is the link.
The main activity is the yearly IASJ Jazz Meeting taking place in a different country every year. The IASJ Jazz Meeting is a starting point for students, teachers and representatives of schools of jazz to play, to exchange ideas and to network.

You can find information on the IASJ and the Newsletter elsewhere on this site. Through these and other kinds posibilities members benefit from the IASJ in many respects.

Being a member of the IASJ enables students, teachers and staff to broaden their horizons through contact with colleagues from all over the world. The first IASJ Jazz Meeting took place in The Hague, The Netherlands in 1989. Ever since, jazz schools that play a major role in jazz and jazz education in Europe and the USA hosted the IASJ Jazz Meeting. In the years to come IASJ Jazz Meetings will take place in the USA, Italy, Estonia and Croatia.

Looking forward to see you at the next IASJ Jazz Meeting!
Walter Turkenburg
IASJ Executive Director

The IASJ is a long standing member of the IMC, the International Music Coucil, affiliated with UNESCO.

The IASJ, founded in 1989, has brought together over 3000 students, teachers and directors of jazz studies from all over the world.