Our mission is to ensure the continued growth and development of jazz through education and outreach. A voluntary non-profit organization, TJEA initiates programs which nurture the understanding and appreciation of jazz and its heritage, provides leadership to educators regarding curriculum and performance, and assists teachers, students, and artists with information and resources.
The objective of the Texas Jazz Educators Association is to promote the education, performance, and appreciation of jazz in Texas. We offer regional festivals, conferences, teaching clinics, and support for educators and musicians throughout the state. The existence of TJEA is to develop and perpetuate this uniquely American art form. There are currently over four hundred members, including active teachers, students, and other jazz enthusiasts.