Jazz Mobile is an American jazz organization that was founded in 1964.
Headquartered in New York City organization jazz Mobile was founded in 1964 by the pianist, jazz author and lecturer Billy Taylor. Since then, organized jazz Mobile freely accessible open-air events in which they, Maryland, Virginia, Essex County, New Jersey and Westchester County and presented jazz musicians in the five boroughs of New York City, Washington DC in some cities in New York State. The concerts were the State Council on the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs as well as other sponsors and foundations supported by New York cultural authorities as to which the brewery Anheuser -Busch, the ASCAP Foundation, the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation and the Billy Taylor Foundation included. In the open-air concerts Jazz Mobile presented five to ten bands from the Afro-Latin and jazz.
Jazz Mobile did not see himself as a membership organization; rather should be given by a multimedia approach of linking various arts such as music, dance, drama, poetry and media art students the opportunity to display their creativity.
In the first years of the program played musicians such as John Coltrane, Jimmy Heath, Dizzy Gillespie, Pharoah Sanders, Albert Ayler, Archie Shepp, Sun Ra, Horace Silver, Cecil Taylor and other African-American musicians to neighborhood festivals. 1990 took place in honor of the founder Billy Taylor takes a jazz Mobile 's Tribute Concert in the annual JVC Jazz Festival, in which Nancy Wilson, Ahmad Jamal Trio and appeared the Terence Blanchard Quintet. In the Jazz Mobile program taught in the course of its existence, inter alia, Stanton Davis, Kenny Dorham, Frank Foster, Billy Mitchell, Joe Newman, Jimmy Owens, Charli Persip, Benny Powell, Frank Wess, Chris White, Ernie Wilkins, Mary Lou Williams, Michele Hendricks, Charles Davis, Roland Guerrero and Ronnie Mathews. Among the many students of the Jazz Mobile included, inter alia, Roy Campbell, Wayne Escoffery and Talib Kibwe.
In the meantime, has been enlarged to a non-profit publishing company and record label, the music education program of jazz Mobile.