The Jazz Academy of Music Inc, a non-profit 501c3 organization, established in 2002, is a manifestation of a longtime dream of Paul Carr, its Music Director, to extend the music education opportunities afforded him, as an inner city youth, to others.

The Jazz Academy programs draw from and build upon the disciplines of music education Paul experienced in his youth.

The mission of the Academy is to advance and preserve Jazz music through education.

The Jazz Academy makes available, instructional opportunities to children who have an interest in developing their, talent and knowledge about music. While the emphasis is on the Jazz genre, the Academy offers instruction for beginners who are just being introduced to the art form.

Please feel free to explore this web-site and contact us if you would like to know more about the Academy and the benefits of exploring the musical art form of Jazz.


MACJO to perform with
Delfeayo Marsalis!

MACJO finalists to perform with Delfeayo Marsalis on February 17, 2017 at 7pm at the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852
CLICK HERE to see full student Roster!

2nd December 2016
8pm – 10pm
Fall for Jazz Concert

The American University Jazz Orchestra [Joshua Bayer, Director] and the Jazz Academy Orchestra (JAO) [Paul Carr, Director] will be performing a varied program of big band music, including swing, bebop, and blues at Abramson Family Recital Hall in the Katzen Arts Center.

5 Dec 2016
Holiday Bash!


Holiday Concert
with the
Blues Alley Youth Orchestra
and the
Jazz Academy Orchestra