About JMI

Who is JMI?

JMI is the hub of jazz education and performance in Australia. At JMI, we’re about creating a world where everyone can play jazz.  We’re committed to providing high-quality and holistic jazz education programs of an international standard, focused on performance. To achieve this, JMI runs a range of jazz music education programs that suit everyone, from a Bachelor program to casual classes and lessons that are delivered by some of Australia’s finest jazz musicians and educators. 

JMI is also committed to enriching the community through jazz music by providing platforms for its performance and development. We do this by running our own jazz club, JMI Live, and presenting hundreds of performances a year throughout the community.

Based in Brisbane, JMI has been delivering courses in jazz since 1997. JMI is a Higher Education Provider and Registered Training Organisation that is accredited by the Australian Government regulatory bodies, Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA).


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Our vision

We create a world where everyone can play jazz

Our mission

To share our love for jazz music through rigorous pedagogy and excellent performance experiences that harness & inspire a supportive community, growing a wide-reaching respect and appreciation for jazz.

Our core values

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

Reverence for the complex and rich history of Jazz.

Inclusivity, our doors are open to all people.

Empathy, we work to have a deep understanding of the barriers we can help to remove.

Our goals

Establish JMI as the finest higher education jazz institution in the world

Develop students into highly skilled, professional jazz musicians

Develop the highest standards of jazz pedagogy

Increase participation in jazz throughout the community