The Washington Jazz Arts Institute (WJAI) nurtures young musicians by supporting their efforts to create music and to enter into music-related careers. Read more about our history and mission.

Summer Program

Download the application for the WJAI Summer Jazz Mentor Program  WJAI_Summer 2018 Application.

The 2018 program met Tuesdays through Fridays 8am to 2pm from June 26-July 20, 2018 at Peoples Congregational United Church of Christ 4704 13th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20011. Students from 14-21 years old may attend the program for free, and District residents may receive hourly payment as part of DC’s Summer Youth Employment. 

To provide this free programming we hold fundraising events and concerts throughout the year. For questions or concerns please contact us at or at 202-291-1949.

Davey Yarborough, President and Artistic Director