"To create new venues and develop new audiences for America’s indigenous art form, through educational development programs and live performances."
American Jazz Venues is a 501 (c)3 corporation 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 and harmonies that are absent from much of the current broadcast, concert and club scenes.
AJV recognizes that we must focus on bringing the jazz experience to our youth, where impressions made early will last a lifetime.
What is jazz? It...it's almost like asking, What is French? Jazz is a musical language. It's a musical dialect that actually embodies the spirit of America.
Branford Marsalis, Jazz Master, AJV Advisor