• Located in the heart of Greenwich Village, the School of Jazz and Contemporary Music at The New School stands at the forefront of music education. A legendary faculty, along with students who are encouraged to pursue all musical genres, makes our program unlike any other in the world­­. New School Jazz alumni have become some of today’s top jazz stars and recording artists, including Roy Hargrove, Brad Mehldau, Marcus Strickland, and Robert Glasper. In the contemporary music realm, a number of current students and alumni perform with Grammy Award-winning bands and artists such as Diddy, Al Green, Beyoncé, Jay-Z, and James Taylor.

    These achievements are possible only because we have been able to bring the most talented young artists to our school and offer them a supportive and nurturing environment and the best possible artistic and academic education. None of this could have happened without the help of friends and alumni who have committed themselves and their resources to the school's future.

    Please join us in our commitment to educate some of today's most promising musicians as they embark on a study of music that bridges cultures and history. In the words of All About Jazz, "[The] New School’s good for jazz; and it has been for a long time."

    — The Board of Governors, School of Jazz and Contemporary Music

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