Jazz Performance, Jazz Education, Jazz Research

The IASJ is the worldwide organization for jazz performance, education, and research.

In 2003, the 1st IASJ Jazz Conference took place in The Hague, The Netherlands. About 100 participants from all over the world exchanged ideas, participated in workshops and listened to keynote speaker Jamey Aebersold.

In 2010, the 2nd IASJ Jazz Conference took place in Corfu, Greece. Over 120 participants presented numerous papers, were involved in discussions and played concerts. The special guest was Gunther Schuller.


The 2021 IASJ Jazz Research Conference took place on 11 and 12 November 2021, in Leiden in The Netherlands. The report of this conference will be published in the first issue of the IASJ Research Journal, publisher Grand Valley State University Library, planned for the Fall of 2022.


The 2023 IASJ Research Conference takes place in Graz, Austria. Title: Aesthetics in Jazz in the 21st Century. The keynote speaker is Jack Hues,





The IASJ is a long standing member of the IMC, the International Music Coucil, affiliated with UNESCO.

The IASJ, founded in 1989, brought together over 3000 jazz students, teachers and directors from all over the world.

The IASJ promotes cultural diversity and does not discriminate towards nationality, religion, gender or age.

IASJ contact information

IASJ - Unit 2
3e Binnenvestgracht 23-J
The Netherlands

E-mail address: info@iasj.com

General Information

Organization: non-for-profit association, (Dutch title: "Internationale Vereniging van Scholen voor Jazz"), founded in 1989
Chamber of Commerce: The Hague, The Netherlands: KvK 40412806
VAT-number: none. The IASJ is tax-exempted.