The Gotham Yardbird Sanctuary
Gotham Yardbird Sanctuary is a not-for-profit 501 c3 organization that was founded in response to the 2020 pandemic and its impact on NYC’s Jazz musician community and local businesses.
GYS provides free-to-all Live Jazz performances in various places all over the city, such as restaurants and bars, art museums and galleries, food courts, churches, organic rooftop gardens. etc.
We create immediate jobs for Jazz musicians. We support hard-hit local businesses and bring Jazz back to the people to reach wider audiences.
GYS will revive NYC with the great unifying power of Jazz and rebuild this city as a sanctuary for Jazz musicians and aspiring artists from all over the world.