Winner of the 2014 & 2010 CMA/ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming, The Jazz Gallery has garnered a reputation as "the most imaginatively booked jazz club in New York" (NY Times). The Jazz Gallery was founded in 1995 by Dale Fitzgerald and renowned jazz trumpeter Roy Hargrove who envisioned a hub and home for the jazz musicians and composers from around the world who come to New York to take part and enhance the city's vibrant cultural scene.
Our current offerings are divided into 4 primary programs: 1) 21st Century Jazz, which showcases both emerging and established artists; 2) Residency Commissions, which support the creation of new works by exciting young composers; 3) our new Mentoring Program, which pairs young musicians with seasoned veterans to gain valuable creative and professional experience; and 4) The Woodshed, which provides free rehearsal space to our city's jazz artists.
The Jazz Gallery is open 3 nights per week, 50 weeks per year, presenting more than 300 events to an annual audience of 15, 000. We plan to expand to more performances to an increased audience this year and beyond.