International Association of Schools of Jazz

International Association of Schools of Jazz

the worldwide organization for jazz, jazz education and jazz research

IASJ Directors -
who we are

David Liebman is the Artistic Director of the IASJ. He is also the Artistic Director of most of the IASJ Jazz Meetings. The Artistic Director sees to it that the initial purpose of the IASJ is maintained: creating cross-cultural communication through jazz education. In all artistic matters the Artistic Director is consulted by the Daily Board and the Executive Director.

Walter (Wouter) Turkenburg is the Executive Director of the IASJ. The Artistic Director and the Executive Director work closely together. The Executive Director sees to it that the IASJ Service Bureau is offering support to the IASJ Members, takes care of all communication within the IASJ and helps preparing and executing the IASJ Jazz Meetings.


 

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

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