Membership

Join the movement! Membership sends a message to the world: I am an advocate for jazz, and I believe it deserves a permanent home in Harlem.

Benefits accumulate with each tier. So come on in to your favorite haunt…

Savoy Ballroom — where Chick Webb, Benny Goodman and Dizzy Gillespie broke loose

  • Exclusive NJMH membership pin
  • NJMH Jazz Broadside:
    exclusive quarterly email packed with exclusive musical content, celebrity playlists and more
  • 25% discounts on all NJMH merchandise, 10% off Swing University classes at JALC and special discounts/offers at select Harlem restaurants







Hepcats — Artists / Students

Savoy Ballroom benefits (ID required) plus:

  • if you are an artist we will post your gigs to our Facebook page!







Minton’s Playhouse — where Thelonious Monk, Charlie Christian and Lester Young thrived

Savoy Ballroom benefits plus:

  • A CD of your choice
    (2013 selections: Christian McBride, Jonathan Batiste, WBGO Sampler)
  • One year subscription to JazzTimes







The Baby Grand — where Charles Mingus, Sarah Vaughan and Miles Davis all sat in

Minton’s Playhouse benefits plus Smithsonian Membership:

  • Smithsonian Membership (free admission, Smithsonian Magazine print & ipad editions, 10% merchandise discount)
  • Jazz Is Now (Autographed Jonathan Batiste CD)







Small’s Paradise — where Charlie Johnson, Duke Ellington and Roy Eldridge all held forth

Baby Grand benefits plus:

  • A Great Day in Harlem in DVD
  • Big Band (Autographed Loren Schoenberg CD)







The Rhythm Club — where Jelly Roll Morton, Sidney Bechet, and Willie “The Lion” Smith jammed

Small’s Paradise benefits plus:

  • Invitations to special events
  • Born in Harlem Tour Educational Presentation (for four people)
  • What a Wonderful World, The Magic of Louis Armstrong’s Later Years







Elks Rendezvous — where Louis Jordan reigned supreme

Rhythm Club benefits plus:


  • Autographed Christian McBride CD
  • Norman Granz, The Man Who Used Jazz for Justice (by Ted Hershorn)







Monroe’s Uptown House — a young Charlie Parker’s favorite joint

Elks Rendezvous benefits plus:

  • The Best of Ken Burns (Autographed CD)
  • Please call us to arrange personalized benefits! We’d love to talk to you







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Questions? Please contact Camille Thornhill at cthornhill@jmih.org or (212) 348-8300 x103.