The National Jazz Museum in Harlem is dedicated to promoting jazz as a living, breathing entity that looks as far into the future as it does into the past. Outside of its native New Orleans, no community nurtured jazz more than Harlem. The Museum, currently in development, will pay tribute to the legacy of jazz musicians of the past and also celebrate jazz musicians of today. Currently, the Museum's prolific programs and partnerships bring the vibrancy and legacy of jazz to curious listeners throughout New York City. The Museum partners with the Smithsonian at this stage in their development by offering Smithsonian membership.