International Association of Schools of Jazz

International Association of Schools of Jazz

the worldwide organization for jazz, jazz education and jazz research

bw logo iasjInternational Association of Schools of Jazz

...the worldwide organization for jazz, jazz education and jazz research...

...the future of jazz is linked with the future of jazz education and the IASJ is the chain...

IASJ: the International Association of Schools of Jazz

The IASJ connects students, educators and directors of jazz studies on a worldwide level. For 30 years, schools of jazz offering toplevel professional jazz education, are connected through the IASJ. Every year an IASJ Jazz Meeting takes place in a different country in the world. During one week around 100 students, educators and staff people learn, teach, perform and network.

Relations between students that started during IASJ Jazz Meeting, lead to bands that shape the future of jazz.

Educators that participated in IASJ Jazz Meetings, build up professional networks that improve jazz education. They form international bands that tour all over the world as well.

Heads of jazz departments that connect during IASJ Jazz Meetings, set up interntaional projects, exchange leadership experiences and promote international jazz research.

“The future of jazz is connected to jazz education
and the IASJ is the chain.”


 

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.