The Jazz Association of Montreal Inc. was founded in 1988 as a member-based, non-profit organization to aid and benefit jazz music in the city of Montreal. Its objectives were:
(1) To foster appreciation of jazz as an art form by making known jazz activities presented in the Montreal region and by producing educational and cultural programs;
(2) To encourage the development of young talent; to promote education in the field of jazz music; and
(3) To promote awareness of the aesthetics of jazz and its uniqueness in our culture.
The association, also known as Jazz Montreal, became inactive after 1997.