2021 Roots and Routes Gala Celebration

The National Jazz Museum in Harlem celebrates the rich history and culture of the jazz in Harlem experience at its annual virtual fundraising gala, “The Roots & Routes of Jazz.”  The gala will be hosted by award-winning celebrity bandleaders Christian McBride and Jon Batiste with special performances by AMP Big Band from the Philippines, Bradley Sibiya Quartet ft. Chiedza Muchena from Zimbabwe, and Endea Owens and The Cookout from Harlem. Immediately following the gala, DJ Brother Mister will host a virtual dance party – purchase tickets for the Roots and Routes Afterparty HERE.



Additional Roots and Routes Gala Series event will take place on:

April 30th – International Jazz Day – Jazz &… Laos! 

May 11th – Jazz &… Amsterdam

May 25th – Jazz &… Peru


Join our growing network of sponsors who invest in jazz and the arts and celebrate Harlem
as a hub of jazz education, history and performance.
• Bring the Jazz in Harlem Experience to every person on the planet.
• Support living jazz artists and make sure they have an innovative performance “home.”
• Bring jazz & arts education to thousands of school children in the coming year.
• Reach hundreds of thousands of supporters from around the world who visit the Museum
online and in person.
• Have a great time and enjoy world class entertainment.



Virtual NJMH Gala Journal ads will be displayed during the event. Logos will appear on the Museum’s website for one year. Finals ads with fee must be submitted by May 11, 2021, to appear in the journal. Ad fee is included with all Sponsor and Supporter level gifts. Email galajournal@jmih.org. In the subject line, indicate “Gala Journal – Name” (indicate individual or business name).

Submit journal ad graphics file and separate logo file in format indicated below. Each will appear as submitted. NJMH cannot be responsible for errors in ads or logos.

Journal Ads Full color or Black & white, no bleed or trim, JPEG or PDF files ONLY:

  • $500 FULL SCREEN AD 11” w x 8.5″ h
  • $250 HALF SCREEN AD 5.5″ w x 8.5″ h

For additional information or to purchase a sponsorship/ad by phone or email, contact Gala Event Manager, Vilma Villavicencio at 646-319-0788 or jazzgala@jmih.org