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"Jazz does not belong to one race or culture.
It's a gift that America gave the world."
- Ahmad Alaadeen

Welcome to East End Jazz

Jazz is our American heritage – a culture, an art form, and a tradition. East End Jazz, a woman-led 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, cultivates a love for jazz through a wide range of learning opportunities. Our skill-building workshops and creative exploration programs empower and inspire participants of all ages on the East End of Long Island and New York City.

Learn more about our programs, attend an upcoming event, or support our mission today!


East End Jazz is dedicated to educating, entertaining, and inspiring a community of children, parents, students, teachers and audience members through live jazz performance and education. We believe that the original American music form of jazz is a powerful medium for bringing people together and fostering creativity and self-expression. We are committed to closing the gap in music education by providing year-round musical, educational, and cultural programs to schools, community centers, organizations, corporations and families from diverse backgrounds.

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"Your gift to East End Jazz empowers us to transform lives through the power and legacy of jazz, providing access, educational opportunities, and a vibrant community. Thank you!"


East End Jazz views jazz as an integral part of our heritage - a living culture, tradition, and art form. We believe that everyone benefits from creative expression, regardless of age or background. Our programs, concerts, and workshops provide a safe and supportive environment for children, students, and people of all ages to explore their creativity and experience the joy of jazz.


East End Jazz dedicates itself to being a voice in preserving and promoting the art of jazz by:

- ​Empowering new generations: We introduce new audiences to jazz through engaging educational programs and outreach initiatives.

- Building community: We promote jazz music and culture by fostering vibrant community events and accessible porch concerts.

- Serving diverse audiences: We develop targeted outreach programs that engage, entertain, and educate seniors, youth populations, and underserved communities, fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation for jazz.


Sat. April 13th Workshops and Concert at the PCS 5th Annual Maker Fair

Workshops between 10 AM to 2 PM

Concert 12 to 12:30 PM

27685 Main Road Cutchogue, NY, 11935 (map)

Thurs. May 2nd Celebrate Duke Ellington 125th Birthday: Workshop & Performance

6:30 to 7:30 PM

Ridgewood Library

20-12 Madison St, Queens, NY 11385 (map)

Sat. June 1st  Celebrate Duke Ellington 125th Birthday: Workshop & Performance

6:00 to 7:30 PM

Southampton Cultural Center

25 Pond Lane, Southampton, NY 119688 (map)

Ticket Link 

Who We Are

Iris Ornig - Director & Founder

Olivia Foschi - Director of Education

Billie Brouse - President

Garrett Chingery - Treasurer

Pat Kepic - Secretary

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Iris Ornig Aims To Spread Her Love of Jazz to the East End Community" by Leah Chiappino

Click here: 27 East

"On A Mission to A Spread Love Of Jazz" by Beth Young

Click here:  Eastend Beacon

East End Jazz, Inc. is a nonprofit organization (public charity)
exempt from federal income taxes under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

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