The Jazz Loft in Stony Brook is a combination of jazz history museum, a performance venue, and a center for educational outreach.
The 6,000 sq. ft. venue, located in an historic building, is all about preservation, education and performance. Located at 275 Christian Avenue, Stony Brook (next to the Three Village Inn), the site offers a treasure trove of memorabilia that includes thousands of archives from some of the greatest jazz musicians of their day. On display are instruments, diaries, autographed pictures, original sheet music, and even an orchestra stage that was constructed from the original Roseland Ballroom dance floor.
Given the mission of The Jazz Loft to educate and preserve this American-born art form, the venue includes a full calendar of musical performances, as well as classes for special needs people with autism, learning disabilities, dementia and Alzheimer’s.
The venue is leased to this not-for-profit organization by the Ward Melville Heritage Organization.