supporting the future of jazz


Engagement in the arts encourages a lifelong application of creative thinking. The Jazz Institute of Chicago Jazz Links education programs empower an ever-growing community of teachers and students through collaboration, experiential learning, professional development and direct connections to Chicago’s rich jazz legacy.


Download our Jazz Links Education Programs Brochure or click one of the programs below to find out more.

fostering a thriving jazz community


We bring the jazz experience directly to communities through programs presented in venues throughout Chicago. 99% of our programs are free and open to the public. Our programs keep Chicago jazz musicians working by creating a wide array of performance opportunities, build bigger audiences for Chicago jazz by presenting concerts and festivals that are free and available for all and keep our community thriving.


The rich history of Chicago's jazz legacy


Part of Chicago’s rich and diverse arts culture since 1969, the Jazz Institute of Chicago’s impact is reflected here through photos, stories and interviews.

We Need your Support

Your support makes a difference! Support Jazz in Chicago by becoming a member, volunteering or giving today.


The Gift of Music

Your charitable gift helps us continue to provide jazz education, develop Chicago musicians, and build audiences for a thriving jazz scene.