The Jazz Angels were founded in 2007 by two professional musicians and teachers that recognized a need for a unique type of music education for young people.  As they reflected on their own experiences and personal introductions to music and considering the devastating decline of music education in schools, they developed a program to that gives wings to young musicians’ desires, and opportunities for today’s youth to experience and perpetuate America’s only original musical art form – jazz.  On their own terms.

Still today, the purpose is to create an opportunity for young people to hear and learn about jazz, encourage them to play an instrument, and provide opportunities for them to perform.  Much more than music lessons in Long Beach, this is a program that provides a rich life experience for a young musician. A unique component to The Jazz Angels methodology is to engage professional musicians as mentors who play alongside the participants, providing inspiration and instilling pride and discipline.

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Our young musicians perform private and public performances all over Southern California.

theJazzAngels Is About:

  • Improving the quality of life through Jazz Education, Performance, and Community Awareness
  • REAL musicians educating children in the appreciation of America’s true art form by giving them the tools, encouragement, and platform for live JAZZ performances with other children, accompanied by professional musicians
  • We inspire young musicians to create music in group settings. The lessons learned during this process will stay with them throughout their lives
  • Our young musicians come from Long Beach, and across the region in nearby Orange County, as well as from cities throughout Los Angeles County

Contact: For more info and any questions about our summer, winter, fall and spring programs contact: Barry Cogert, Director of Programs, (310)850-0026,


The Jazz Angels is a non-profit public benefit corporation. Federal Tax Exempt ID number: 84-1686341

Our mission is to create an environment for young musicians to play and help preserve jazz, to build self-esteem, confidence and leadership skills, to promote community involvement, AND, to create/provide engaging in-school and after-school programs that help develop the ‘whole child’ and lessen the social/mental stresses that continue to plague the young people we serve.   

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