Music put Harlem on the map! the New Amsterdam Musical Association, Inc. ( NAMA ) was conceived in 1900 as a union for black musicians who were denied admission into the white-only local union. NAMA'S membership has consisted of James Reese Europe, Eubie Blake, Fletcher Henderson, Henry Minton, and many others. NAMA has had its share of ups and downs through the years, yet a dedicated core of volunteer members continue to work and revitalize NAMA as the official representatives of Black musicians around the world. Today our mission is to preserve, teach, and promote the original art form of America called Jazz as well as other types of music born of the community. We are housed in a historic landmark building that is in need of renovation we rely on our volunteer members to perform maintenance tasks, but we are in need of materials to keep up the work of turning NAMA into an institution that will serve the community as well as spread our mission to the world. Our legendary Monday night jam and open mic takes place in front of an audience from all over the world. Please make a contribution to keep the music alive and spread NAMA's mission around the world.