Creating and commissioning original jazz musicals based on socially relevant stories that unite and inspire audiences through jazz arts.
JPI musicals have been performed internationally in four languages (Serb-Croatian, Russian, Polish and English) and seen over 85 performances in fourteen states in the United States, involving thousands of young people and their families in sustained exposure and involvement in the jazz arts.
Jazz is a way of looking at the world, an aesthetic that has inspired countless artists in music, film, dance, theater and beyond. The language of jazz demands improvisation, risk-taking, humor, and imagination. We envision a world where jazz is recognized as essential for representing American ideals of freedom, expression and teamwork and widely available to diverse communities to experience its rich history, modern relevance and transformative power.