Jazz is a phenomenon that is intricately bound to the history of America and inextricably linked with the lives of large groups of Americans, particularly African-Americans. Thus Jazzmobile is an unprecedented organization that seeks to transcend dialect, region, and social class in the preservation, propagation and presentation of “American Classic Music,” namely, Jazz.
Jazzmobile has played a major role in the renaissance of Jazz. The organization has been involved in providing the impetus for Jazz programs and in particular arts in education. Jazzmobile has influenced the vitality of the music beyond its New York base, serving as a paradigm of similar organizations and institutions across the country and throughout the world.