International Association of Schools of Jazz

International Association of Schools of Jazz

the worldwide organization for jazz, jazz education and jazz research
2023 IASJ Jazz Meeting, Helsinki, Finland

2023 IASJ Jazz Meeting, Helsinki, Finland

over 110 participants from more than 20 nationalities

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, brought together over 3000 jazz students, teachers and directors from all over the world.

The IASJ promotes cultural diversity and does not discriminate towards nationality, religion, gender or age.

IASJ contact information

IASJ - Unit 2
3e Binnenvestgracht 23-J
The Netherlands

E-mail address:

General Information

Organization: non-for-profit association, (Dutch title: "Internationale Vereniging van Scholen voor Jazz"), founded in 1989
Chamber of Commerce: The Hague, The Netherlands: KvK 40412806
VAT-number: none. The IASJ is tax-exempted.