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:
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.
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.
A weekly radio show on JAZZ.FM91, featuring students from post-secondary jazz programs.
JAZZ.FM91 offers a range of scholarships and bursaries that support youth development and achievement in our community.
Other outreach programs
Classes in jazz history and music appreciation are offered throughout the year at the station.
JAZZ.FM91 presents highly informative, day-long seminars for musicians and music workers interested in increasing their music business knowledge base.
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.