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:

  • One year subscription to JazzTimes

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

Minton’s Playhouse benefits plus:

  • Jazz Is Now (Autographed Jonathan Batiste CD)
  • Invitation to Exhibit Preview Reception

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)
  • Smithsonian Membership (free admission, Smithsonian Magazine print & Ipad editions, 10% merchandise discount)

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 by Ricky Riccardi, The Magic of Louis Armstrong’s Later Years

Elks Rendezvous — where Louis Jordan reigned supreme

Rhythm Club benefits plus:

  • Out Here – Autographed Christian McBride CD
  • Norman Granz, The Man Who Used Jazz for Justice (by Tad 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


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