Harlem is the cradle of jazz culture and the home to the Museum’s diverse resources . Our archives, recordings and live performances engage and stimulate our community’s children, students and seniors, many of whom are big jazz fans. For these seniors, jazz has been a part of the fabric of their lives, and many have firsthand memories of the great jazz artists who performed here.

Our GUIDED GROUP VISITS are designed to suit the needs of the visiting group of children, teens, special needs populations and others from around the city.  Our Visitors Center can accommodate up to 25 visitors for a one-hour program that can include a performance, a film, a lecture demonstration, or a lesson in jazz history to compliment school curriculum. Please contact Ryan Maloney at for more information.


Recent Groups We Have Hosted:

  • 92Y Music Industry Summer Session
  • The Canaan Senior Center
  • A. Phillip Randolph Senior Center
  • Abyssinian Development Corporation Senior Center
  • Growing Minds NY
  • Classic Tours- Renaissance Singles Senior group
  • Peace Corps Fellows Program
  • University of New Brunswick Department of History
  • Behind the Book
  • Harlem Success Academy 2
  • SMART University
  • Hostos Community College
  • Striving on Strength- Pre-Vocational Habilitation Program
  • Harlem Promise Academy
  • Oasis Summer Camp
  • LifeSpire
  • Fort Greene Council
  • Keynote Music Center
  • Boys and Girls Harbor
  • Brooklyn School of Languages
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