The IASJ - International Association of School of Jazz - established in 1989, is one of the most important existing world wide network of schools of jazz. Students, teachers and representatives are connected through the Annual IASJ Jazz Meeting, which takes place in a different country every year. The first IASJ Jazz Meeting took place in The Hague, The Netherlands. Ever since, jazz schools that play a major role in jazz and jazz education in Europe and the USA hosted the IASJ Jazz Meeting. In the years to come IASJ Jazz Meetings are planned in South America, South Africa, the USA, as well as in various top level jazz schools in Europe.

The 21st. Annual IASJ Jazz Meeting will take place at Souza Lima Conservatory of Music, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. It´s the very first time that a music institution from South America will host the Annual IASJ Jazz Meeting. The arrival day is on Saturday, July 2nd, 2011. The activities start on Sunday, the 3rd of July, and finish on Friday, the 8th of July. It´s expected about 40 international music institutions attending the next IASJ meeting.