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About us

Based in Brisbane, Jazz Music Institute (JMI) is a specialist jazz school delivering courses in jazz since 1997. JMI is among the highest rated tertiary institutions in Australia for student experience. JMI is the only private higher education provider in Australia that delivers a Bachelors degree specialising in jazz performance, producing graduates with the musical and business skills needed to thrive in the live jazz performance industry.
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Why choose JMI?

If you are serious about studying music, then JMI is the place for you. We feel that by delivering a degree program through an entirely jazz curriculum, our students learn more about how Western harmony works and how to apply stylistic nuance to perform any genre of contemporary music. Studying at JMI will make you a flexible, skilful and creative all-round musician.
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Internationally renowned drummer Jerome Jennings talks about his experiences working with JMI students
and why JMI is the ideal place to start your jazz career
Jerome Jennings talks about why JMI is a great place to study
Multi-Grammy Award winning artist and Artistic and Managing Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, Wynton Marsalis, 
recommends Jazz Music Institute (JMI) as the place to study if you are serious about learning to play jazz!
Wynton Marsalis recommends JMI
Hear from JMI alumni Ben van Jole on the musical career he's been able to forge since graduating from JMI! Combining being a solo performer, sideman, studio musician and teacher, Ben has been able to create a lifestyle and career he loves through music!
Ben van Jole - JMI alumni
Vince Gardner, lead trombonist of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, believes JMI is a beacon of light
for jazz education internationally
"JMI is a worldwide cultural treasure" - Vince Gardner
Hear from one of JMI's students and talented drummer Chris Evans on what studying at JMI has done for him and his music career!
Chris Evans - JMI student testimonial
JMI presents live jazz every Thursday night featuring local, interstate and international artists.
Live jazz in Brisbane every week!

The JMI Student Experience

As an institution to study at, JMI is clearly ahead of the curve in terms of student satisfaction and engagement. JMI is among the highest rated institutions in Australia. This data has been collected through Quality Indicators for Learning & Teaching (QILT), a national survey of higher education students at Universities and private providers. Here is an excerpt of some of the results from the QILT Student Experience Survey in 2018:

Overall Quality of Educational Experience 95.5%

(National Average is 79.0%)

Teaching Quality97.7%

(National Average is 80.9%)

Learner Engagement86.4%

(National Average is 63.2%)

Student Support95.3%

(National Average is 73.1%)

Skills Development95.3%

(National average is 81.0%)

Data is publicly available at qilt.edu.au


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