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Next round of auditions held on 19-23 September 2022
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Check out JMI's Youth Program for high school students
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looking to learn jazz?
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High school big band festivals & workshops with
Jazz at Lincoln Center clinicians in all major cities
Essentially Ellington Down Under
Festivals are BACK in 2022!
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Live jazz every Thursday night at JMI Live!
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Private lessons are now available at JMI for all ages & abilities!
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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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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
Find out all about Essentially Ellington Down Under and all the amazing performance and educational opportunities available to high school jazz bands and music teachers through the collaboration between JMI and Jazz at Lincoln Center
Essentially Ellington Down Under in 2022
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
Enjoy our latest video update featuring 2019 Alumnus and receiver of the Brad Rogers Memorial award, Katie Randall. Katie pays special tribute to our Bachelor course, notably the one-on-one lessons & learning from our esteemed faculty.

JMI Alumnus Interview with Katie Randall

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 JMI students, staff and alumni talk about their JMI experience and what it's like to be part of the JMI community. In 2019, our students rated JMI as the #1 institution in Australia for Quality of Entire Educational Experience.
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Hear from one of JMI's students and talented saxophonist Lachie Alexander on why he loves studying at JMI!
Lachie Alexander - JMI student testimonial
Faculty member, Travis Jenkins discusses his approach to teaching jazz and why JMI is a unique place to teach and learn music within. Travis teaches Guitar, Improv Techniques, Composition & Ensemble classes.
Travis Jenkins - Faculty Interview
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 2019:

Overall Quality of Educational Experience 97.4%

(National Average is 78%)

Teaching Quality97.4%

(National Average is 81%)

Learner Engagement81.6%

(National Average is 60%)

Student Support94.4%

(National Average is 74%)

Skills Development94.7%

(National average is 81%)

Data is publicly available at qilt.edu.au

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