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Adult Programs

Adult Ensembles

The Jazzschool offers weekly ensembles for beginning, intermediate, and advanced instrumentalists and vocalists, covering a wide range of styles to suit your musical preferences.

Our ensembles perform in the Jazzschool Student Performance Series at the end of each quarter, which is free and open to the public. So invite your friends, family, and anyone else who loves great music to come and see you shine!

You’ll need to go through a placement audition but don’t worry; it’s just a formality to make sure you’re placed in the right ensemble for your skill level. Just follow the audition requirements and application instructions, and you’ll be on your way!

Adult Programs are for age 18 and up. More info about Jazzschool Ensembles here. You may use the filters below to refine your search.

Jazz Ensemble 1

2 Sections – 7/8 – 8/19 (7 weeks)

Jazz Ensemble 1

Put theory into practice by learning jazz standards while developing improvisation and ensemble skills.

Jazz Ensemble 2

2 Sections 7/9 – 8/20 (7 weeks)

Jazz Ensemble 2

This ensemble builds on the foundation of Jazz Ensemble 1.

Jazz Standards for Gigs

3 Sections

Jazz Standards for Gigs

Develop the skills and repertoire needed for typical jazz gigs through studying and performing common jazz styles, including swing, bossa nova, jazz waltz, and ballads.

Music of the Masters

3 Sections

Music of the Masters

Dig into the music of John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Wayne Shorter, and other jazz masters.

Muscarella Jazz Ensemble

7/11 – 8/22 (7 weeks)

Muscarella Jazz Ensemble

Develop improvisation and ensemble skills in this intermediate-level jazz combo.

Contemporary Jazz Ensemble

Tuesdays 8:15 – 9:45 pm 7/9 – 8/20 (7 weeks)

Contemporary Jazz Ensemble

This plugged-in ensemble delves into the repertoire of a host of contemporary jazz legends.

Improv Jam Ensemble

Thursdays 8:15 – 9:45 pm 7/11 – 8/15 (5 weeks) no class 8/8

Improv Jam Ensemble

This ensemble provides a fun and safe space for building confidence and skills in improvisation.

Conducted Improvisation Ensemble

7/10 – 8/21 (7 weeks) no class 7/17 – make up date TBD

Conducted Improvisation Ensemble

All improvisers on all instruments are welcome to learn the basics of conducted improvisation.

Free Jazz Standards Ensemble

Wednesdays 8:15 – 9:45 pm 7/10 – 8/21 (7 weeks) no class 7/17 – make up date TBD

Free Jazz Standards Ensemble

The class will explore iconic music by Ornette Coleman, Don Cherry, Geri Allen, Albert Ayler, Cecil Taylor, the Art Ensemble of Chicago, Anthony Braxton, and others.

Weekday Jazz Ensembles

Weekdays during the day 7/8 – 8/19 (7 weeks)

Weekday Jazz Ensembles

Do you love to play but can’t commit to evening sessions?