Mission Statement

The International Jazz Hall of Fame is devoted to preserving the heritage of Jazz Music and introducing emerging generations to this uniquely American musical legacy through an interactive multimedia museum, performance venue and music school. We will accomplish this goal through entertainment,preservation and education.

“The International Jazz Hall of Fame is about more than just honoring those of us who have been around awhile. It’s about educating the public about our music…and most importantly, about providing the opportunity for our young people to develop their talents and humanistic qualities that are needed for the future.”
-John B. ‘’Dizzy” Gillespie
IJHOF International Chairman, Emeritus