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Welcome to the Jazzschool, the California Jazz Conservatory’s Community Education Program

The Jazzschool offers ensembles, classes and workshops for instrumentalists and vocalists, focusing on theory, performance, musicianship, improvisation, composition, history, culture, aesthetics, and the music business.

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UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

3-Part Keith Terry Rhythm Studio Series

Workshop | Saturday, January 14, 21, 28, 10 – 11:30 am

3-Part Keith Terry Rhythm Studio Series

3-Part Rhythm Studio Series Series with Keith Terry   ONLINE WORKSHOP   Keith Terry offers a series of three online workshops.Take any one of them individually or all as a series.    Tuition: $115 for 3-part series, or $45 per session   Session One: Introduction to Body Music Saturday, January 14, 10 – 11:30 am  […]

Neuroscience of Improvisation

Workshop | Saturday, February 4, 2 – 4 pm

Neuroscience of Improvisation

ONLINE WORKSHOP This workshop aims to illuminate the neural underpinnings of improvisation and to share neuroscience-based insights for deepening your practice, whether as a performer or listening connoisseur.

Arranging Standards

Workshop | Sunday, February 5, 11 am – 1 pm

Arranging Standards

IN-PERSON WORKSHOP Grammy-nominated jazz pianist and educator Dr.

Using Lydian Dominant like a Pro

Workshop | Saturday, February 11, 11 am – 1:30 pm

Using Lydian Dominant like a Pro

ONLINE WORKSHOP The Lydian Dominant scale is at the heart of countless famous melodies and solos of modern jazz.

​​Listening from the Bottom Up

Workshop | Sunday, February 12, 11 am – 1 pm

​​Listening from the Bottom Up

ONLINE WORKSHOP In this workshop, you’ll learn a powerful method of listening that will help you both “pick out” specific instruments from the mix and hear how all the parts work together.

Jazz Master Class with Charles McPherson

Workshop | Saturday, February 18, 2 – 4 pm

Jazz Master Class with Charles McPherson

IN-PERSON WORKSHOP A very special session with master artist, saxophonist, and composer Charles McPherson.

Bare Ballads – Singing with the Bass

Workshop | Sunday, March 5, Noon – 3 pm

Bare Ballads – Singing with the Bass

IN-PERSON WORKSHOP What happens when you are accompanied by a single instrument occupying the space below, so your voice feels suspended in midair?

Using Modulations to Create Arrangements and Develop Skills for Memorizing Tunes and Changes

Workshop | Sunday, February 19, 2 – 4 pm

Using Modulations to Create Arrangements and Develop Skills for Memorizing Tunes and Changes

IN-PERSON WORKSHOP World-renowned guitarist and educator John Stowell leads this workshop, demonstrating techniques for creating fresh arrangements of jazz standards and related material through the use of harmonic modulation techniques.

Ear Training for Songs

Workshop | Saturday, February 25, 11 am – 1:30 pm

Ear Training for Songs

ONLINE WORKSHOP Listen to enough jazz standards and you’ll start to recognize the same recurring building blocks that comprise the bulk of their chord changes.

JAZZSCHOOL CATALOG

JAZZSCHOOL CATALOG

Download this season’s Jazzschool catalog here, but for the most up-to-date information, and to register, please review the classes, workshops, and ensembles listed in this section of the website.