About AOJ

Performance. Education. Cultivation.

Art of Jazz is a not-for-profit organization, dedicated to jazz education and performance.

Founded in 2005, Art of Jazz is dedicated to the cultivation of jazz education and performance.

Through enriched educational activities and innovative live musical performances, we celebrate the rich heritage, art of improvisation, talent and discipline that are the heart and soul of jazz.

Our mandate is three-fold:

  1. To provide jazz education and mentorship programs to audiences of all ages;
  2. To present innovative year-round programs, including the Art of Jazz Celebration, an annual 5 day event which pays tribute to Canadian and international jazz masters.
  3. To build a home for jazz in Toronto, Canada.

Art of Jazz programs include an annual Art of Jazz Celebration held in Toronto and created to showcase the very best of Canadian and International jazz artists. With a series of year–round concerts and events, we are committed to invigorating the jazz scene, supporting artistic development and nurturing diversity and artistic expression among jazz artists. Our dynamic and innovative artistic and educational programs in the classroom and community offer jazz education that is aimed at both nurturing upcoming generations of jazz students and raising public awareness.

We believe that we have a responsibility to contribute to the development of jazz as an important cultural art form in Canada, nurturing artistic excellence and ensuring the continued evolution and perpetuation of the art of jazz. Join us.