Music education fosters the development of critical thinking skills and the necessary confidence and tools for self-expression. The social benefits of the arts, both to children and adults are well documented.

Our JAZZ.FM91 Artists Music Mentorship educational program (JAMM) focuses on developing innovative ways to actively engage communities with music. JAMM is supported by musicians, educators, and volunteers who dedicate their time to teach and entertain students each year by providing expertise and guidance while creating a positive environment to help participants find their musical confidence and voice.

Thanks to our generous donors and sponsors, each year thousands of enthusiastic participants and emerging artists gain experience in music and broadcasting through one of our JAMM programs that include:

Youth programs

Jazz 4 Kids Concert Series

Classrooms from kindergarten to high school are invited to our station to learn about jazz music, radio and to experience a performance/workshop led by expert educator-musicians.

JAZZ.FM91 Youth Big Band

This professional-level, 20 member jazz ensemble is made up of youth, ages 12 – 18. There are weekly rehearsals and performances throughout the year, with auditions for the band held each September.

Jazzology

A weekly radio show on JAZZ.FM91, featuring students from post-secondary jazz programs.

Scholarships

JAZZ.FM91 offers a range of scholarships and bursaries that support youth development and achievement in our community.

Other outreach programs

Jazz appreciation courses

Classes in jazz history and music appreciation are offered throughout the year at the station.

Music business seminars

JAZZ.FM91 presents highly informative, day-long seminars for musicians and music workers interested in increasing their music business knowledge base.

The Canadian Jazz Archive Online

An excellent and unique resource, the archives were created by JAZZ.FM91 to document this important cultural history. They include an extensive audio library, biographical information and teaching tools.