International Association of Schools of Jazz

Founded in 1989 in Germany. Headquarters in The Netherlands. Annual IASJ Jazz Meeting hosted by top-level jazz schools world-wide

International Association of Schools of Jazz

IASJ: the world-wide network of performers, educators and researchers in jazz

In mid-Germany on a misty and rainy April day in 1989, a dozen interested people in jazz education came together, invited by David Liebman. Plans were made to do something for jazz students, teachers and heads of departments. The idea for the IASJ Jazz Meeting was born. Over the past three decades the IASJ Jazz Meeting has brought together thousands of jazz students who became the top performers of today, jazz educators who constantly reinvent jazz pedagogy, and jazz directors who determine the future of jazz and jazz education.


Hello, I am Claus Reichstaller, head of the Jazz Institute of the University of Music and Performing Arts in Munich, Germany. It is a great please and an honor to be the host school for the 2021 IASJ Jazz Meeting.



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