About JMI

Who is JMI?

Based in Brisbane, Jazz Music Institute (JMI) is a specialist jazz school delivering courses in jazz since 1997. JMI enjoys a reputation throughout Australia as one of the best jazz institutes in the country, producing graduates with the musical and business skills needed to thrive in the live jazz performance industry. To read more on the history of JMI, click here.


Jazz Music Institute is a member of the Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET) which is the national industry association for independent providers of post-compulsory education and training for Australian and international students including Higher Education, Vocational Education Training, English Language Courses, Senior Secondary Studies and Foundation Studies.


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JMI’s Bachelor and Diploma programs are fully government accredited and are delivered by experienced and enthusiastic lecturers who have performed around the world with some of the biggest contemporary names in jazz.

Our vision

Creating the hub of jazz education and performance in Australia.

Our mission

To provide prospective undergraduate musicians with a high-quality and holistic jazz education of international standard, focussing on performance and readying graduates for engagement in the music industry.

Our core Values

JMI’s values guide the activities and behaviours of the organisation through

Distinction, recognised as excellence and achievement
combined with a clear sense of identity

The highest standards of academic, personal and business integrity through practising the values of honesty, trust, fairness, respect and responsibility

A progressive environment that promotes continuous improvement through student and staff feedback and open streams of communication and evaluation

Lifelong learning and personal development that embraces free intellectual inquiry

Creative dialogue and engagement between industry stakeholders and the wider community through open workshops, concerts and clinics

Our objectives

Develop educated musicians ready to successfully engage with the community

Strengthen JMI’s positioning as a nationally and internationally competitive institution in the jazz education and performance industry

Achieve excellence in jazz teaching practices and scholarly standards

Maintain facilities, equipment and technology infrastructure commensurate with a nationally competitive institution

Create greater awareness and involvement in jazz music amongst the wider community

Maintain full compliance with all regulatory bodies