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Adult Programs

Welcome to the Jazzschool Adult Music Program! We’re proud to offer a wide range of classes and ensembles for adult musicians of all skill levels.

Our program is designed with adult learners in mind, offering weekly ensembles and classes that run on a quarterly basis. We cover a wide range of styles, from jazz and blues to Brazilian, funk, Latin and beyond, so you’re sure to find something that’s right for you. Plus, you’ll have the chance to work with some of the best jazz artists and educators around.

And if you’re not quite ready for a class or ensemble, we also offer short-term workshops, camps, and intensives throughout the year. You can sign up for a single session or a short series, and you can even attend online if you can’t make it to our in-person classes. Use the filters below to refine your search.

So whether you’re looking to learn a new instrument, develop your vocal technique, study theory and improvisation, or just have a good time making music with others, the Jazzschool Adult Music Program has something for you. We’re proud to offer a welcoming and supportive environment where you can explore your musical passions and grow as a musician. 

Cancelled Soloing on Rhythm Changes with James Mahone

Sunday, May 26, 2 – 4 pm

Soloing on Rhythm Changes with James Mahone

4-part IN-PERSON Improv Series Each workshop in this hands-on 4-part improvisation series focuses on a common jazz tune or chord progression.

Cancelled Healing, Wellbeing, and the Neuroscience of Improvisation w/Bradley Vines

Sun. 5/26: 2–4 pm

Healing, Wellbeing, and the Neuroscience of Improvisation w/Bradley Vines

This workshop explores the relationship between improvisation and health.

Friendly Jazz Vocal Masterclass with Andrea Wolper

Saturday, June 1, Noon – 3 pm

Friendly Jazz Vocal Masterclass with Andrea Wolper

In this low-pressure masterclass, jazz vocalist and singing teacher Andrea Wolper will work with you to help your performance soar.

Adventures in Creativity: Strategies for Stimulating Spontaneous Self-Expression with Richard Niles

Saturday, June 1, 2 – 4 pm

Adventures in Creativity: Strategies for Stimulating Spontaneous Self-Expression with Richard Niles

In this workshop, Richard Niles presents many strategies developed during his 50-year career to stimulate creativity, with practical exercises for artists to develop their own voice.

Soloing on 12-bar Blues with Kenny Brooks

Sunday, June 2, 2 – 4 pm

Soloing on 12-bar Blues with Kenny Brooks

3-Part ONLINE Improv Series Each workshop in this hands-on, 3-part improvisation series focuses on a common jazz tune or chord progression.

Universal Vocal Technique with Kalil Wilson

Sunday, June 2, 12:30 – 3:30 pm

Universal Vocal Technique with Kalil Wilson

Vocalist Kalil Wilson shares strategies for developing a balanced vocal sound.

Soloing on Joy Spring with Charles McNeal

Sunday, June 16, 2 – 4 pm

Soloing on Joy Spring with Charles McNeal

3-Part ONLINE Improv Series Each workshop in this hands-on, 3-part improvisation series focuses on a common jazz tune or chord progression.

The Neuroscience of Improvisation, Behavior Change, and Addiction w/Bradley Vines

Sun. 6/23: 2–4 pm

The Neuroscience of Improvisation, Behavior Change, and Addiction w/Bradley Vines

This workshop explores overlapping brain processes involved in improvisation and habit formation.

George Van Eps: An Introduction for Six String Guitarists with Nick Rossi

Sun. 6/30: 12–3 pm

George Van Eps: An Introduction for Six String Guitarists with Nick Rossi

The consummate guitarists’ guitarist, George Van Eps spent most of life defining and refining an approach to playing the instrument.

Feel Like Singing The Blues? with Pamela Rose

3 Suns. 7/7 – 21: 12:30–3:30 pm

Feel Like Singing The Blues? with Pamela Rose

Blues is the most primal, powerful part of your soul, and singing it is more fun than you can possibly imagine.