Jazz Alliance International is the not-for-profit dedicated to supporting Jazz music and Jazz musicians.
Through advocacy, education and leadership, the Alliance seeks to raise the profile of the art form and foster better working relationships within the international jazz community. The Board consists of members from both the not for profit and for profit sectors and includes the foremost decision-makers in jazz education, the music industry, and artistic circles.
In October of 1999, leaders of the jazz recording industry, broadcasting, print and Internet media, heads of major jazz festivals and established jazz presenters met at the invitation of Verve Music Group President Ron Goldstein at his office to discuss plans to establish an inclusive, charitable, not-for-profit industry-supported organization designed to support jazz worldwide. Participants included the chief decision-makers from Atlantic Records, BET on Jazz, Blue Note Records, Columbia Records, Festival Productions, the International Association of Jazz Educators, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Knit Media, Monterey Jazz Festival, National Public Radio, the Recording Industry Association of America, SFJAZZ, Thelonious Monk Institute, Verve Music Group, and Warner Bros. Records.