hero15

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 4/1 – 6/10

Jazz Ensemble 1

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

Jazz Ensemble 2

2 Sections 4/2 – 6/4 (10 weeks)

Jazz Ensemble 2

This ensemble builds on the foundation of Jazz Ensemble 1.

Piano Trio

3 Sections

Piano Trio

Develop performance skills in the piano, bass, and drums trio format.

Guitar Trio

Thursdays 6:30 – 8 pm 4/4 – 6/6 (10 weeks)

Guitar Trio

Hone your skills in the classic jazz guitar trio format (guitar, bass, and drums).

Jazz Standards for Gigs

4 Sections

Jazz Standards for Gigs

Develop the skills and repertoire needed for typical jazz gigs through the study and performance of 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

4/4 – 6/6 (10 weeks)

Muscarella Jazz Ensemble

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

Hard Bop Ensemble

Thursdays 6:30 – 8 pm 4/4 – 6/6 (10 weeks)

Hard Bop Ensemble

Study and perform music melding bebop with R&B, gospel, and the blues as developed by mid-century masters including Horace Silver, Art Blakey, Cannonball Adderley, Miles Davis, Jimmy Smith, and others.

Fusion Ensemble – The Music of Stanley Clarke

Wednesdays 8:15 – 9:45 pm 4/3 – 6/5 (10 weeks)

Fusion Ensemble – The Music of Stanley Clarke

Each quarter, the high-energy, electrified Fusion Ensemble focuses on the music of a different influential artist.

Creative Jazz Ensemble — The Music of Ben Goldberg

Mondays 6:30 – 8 pm 4/1 – 6/10 (10 weeks) no class 5/27

Creative Jazz Ensemble — The Music of Ben Goldberg

The Creative Jazz Ensemble is designed for improvising musicians interested in stretching the boundaries of harmony, time, texture, and form.