Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz


The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz is a nonprofit education organization established in 1986. Its mission is to offer the world's most promising young musicians college level training by internationally acclaimed jazz masters and to present public school music education programs for young people around the world. The Institute preserves, perpetuates and expands jazz as a global art form, and utilizes jazz as a means to unite people of all ages, backgrounds and nationalities. All of the Institute's programs are provided free of charge to students, schools and communities worldwide. The Institute's programs help fill a tremendous void in arts education left by budget cuts in public school funding, and use jazz as the medium to encourage imaginative thinking, creativity, a positive self-image, and a respect for one's own and others' cultural heritage.

How Your Donation Helps

28.0% of your car donation will go toward helping Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz with their project: International Programs.

27.1% will go toward the project: Jazz In The Classroom.

19.8% will go toward the project: Monk Jazz Competition.



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Tax Status

IRS Classification: 501(c)(3) Public Charity established 1988

Your donations to Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz are tax deductible.

Grouping: Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).

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