JMI Foundation

About the JMI Foundation

Jazz Music Institute Foundation Limited (JMI Foundation) is a not-for-profit organisation that is creating a world where everyone can play jazz.  The JMI Foundation’s aim is to remove barriers and increase access to an international standard of jazz education and performance.

The JMI Foundation wants to share its 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.

The JMI Foundation is a registered charity and endorsed as a deductible gift recipient.

Education Programs

The JMI Foundation has presented Essentially Ellington Down Under, a national high school big band festival delivered in partnership with Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York.  The festival features rare performance and educational opportunities for Australian high school students and teachers, receiving direct tuition from clinicians from the USA.  This program has reached over 2,000 high school students and 200 teachers throughout Australia since 2019.

The foundation aims to continue to build education programs of the highest quality for young musicians in rural and remote areas of Australia, as well as musicians in low socio-economic communities and from underprivileged backgrounds.

Live Concerts & Festivals

The JMI Foundation is committed to creating more awareness about jazz music to the wider community through presenting live jazz performances of the highest standard featuring local, interstate and international jazz artists.  The foundation has produced an educational concert series featuring the JMI Jazz Orchestra as well as the King Street Jazz Festival in Alexandria Park, Bowen Hills.  The foundation aims to continue to present the highest calibre of jazz musicians to the community through live concert series, educational concerts and festivals.

Friends of the Foundation

The Friends of the Foundation program provides donors of the JMI Foundation with an opportunity to experience unique and intimate live jazz performances featuring the finest jazz musicians both locally, nationally and internationally.  As a Friend of the Foundation member, you can enjoy a whole range of events presented throughout the year, including special access to live gigs, jazz appreciation nights and VIP events presented by the Foundation.  All donations go towards funding future educational programs and concert series presented by the JMI Foundation.

JMI Foundation

Charitable Status

ABN: 19 627 250 033
All donations of $2 and over are tax deductible.