The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music Timeline

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As we celebrate a quarter century as a school and musical community, join us for a look back at how we got here.;xNLx;;xNLx;Click the “continue” button below to start your journey through the sights and sounds of our major milestones.;xSTx;style;xETx;.tl-ch-disabled{display:none!important;};xSTx;/style;xETx;;xNLx;

1986-01-01 00:00:00

A new journey in Jazz education

Jazz and Contemporary Music BFA launched

1987-01-01 00:00:00

Peep Your Hole Card

Creative names for creative music

1988-01-01 00:00:00

Zoot’s Party

3rd Zoot’s Party held

1989-01-01 00:00:00

Students in the real world

Jam sessions at the Village Gate and recitals at Bradley’s

1990-01-01 00:00:00

First 4 year graduates

1991-01-01 00:00:00

Beacons in Jazz

4th annual Beacons in Jazz Gala honors Clark Terry and Billy Eckstine

1993-01-01 00:00:00

Brad Mehldau and Amit Golan graduate

Two pianists, two contributors to jazz

1994-01-01 00:00:00

New School brings the world to NYC

New School Jazz hosts the first U.S. IASJ meeting

1995-01-01 00:00:00

A new Jazz home

New School Jazz moves into 55 West 13th Street

1997-01-01 00:00:00

Arnie Lawrence departs

Co-founder Arnie Lawrence moves to Israel

1999-01-01 00:00:00

Italy summer workshops begin

2001-01-01 00:00:00

Seamus Blake, Marcus Strickland, and John Ellis win Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition

2002-01-01 00:00:00

2002-2003 ASCAP Awards

2004-01-01 00:00:00

New School at Sweet Rhythm

2005-01-01 00:00:00

Walter Blanding, Jr. graduates

2005-01-01 00:00:00

The New School for Jazz Turns 20

2007-01-01 00:00:00

Becca Stevens graduates

2009-01-01 00:00:00

New School Jazz “Berns” up the stage

Bern International Jazz Festival appearances begin

2010-01-01 00:00:00

We Remember Benny

2011-01-01 00:00:00

New School at 25!

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