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.
Saturday, October 7, 2 – 3:30 pm
Improvising on Groove Patterns with Yoron Israel
As taught on his educational DVD Creative Improvisation for Jazz Drum Set, master drummer, composer, bandleader, and educator Yoron Israel will share and demonstrate specific techniques, concepts, and personal experiences on what he terms “an inspirational launching pad” – improvising on and around the groove.
Sunday, October 8, 2 – 4 pm
Energetics for Jazz Musicians with Dillon Vado
Music is a language of energetics, and in this workshop, we will learn and explore how to work in alignment with natural energetic principles on the bandstand.
Sunday, October 8, 1 – 4 pm
Improvisation Workshop: Killer Joe with Michael Smolens
Of the 300 songs Benny Golson penned, his classic 1959 “Killer Joe” is one of his most well-known.
Saturday, October 14, 11 am – 1 pm
Music: The Medicine of the Soul with Ellen Johnson
Plato once remarked, “Music is the medicine of the soul,” and we all know the profound impact music has on our emotions.
Saturday, October 14, 2 – 4 pm
JAMBAR Presents: Anat Cohen Jazz Masterclass
Responsibilities of the Soloist Widely-acclaimed multi-reedist, composer, and bandleader Anat Cohen leads this workshop, focusing on the responsibilities of the soloist.
Sunday, October 15, 12:30 – 3:30 pm
Universal Vocal Technique with Kalil Wilson
Vocalist Kalil Wilson shares strategies for developing a balanced vocal sound.
2 Sundays, October 22 and 29, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Small Things: Pandeiro Madness and More with Ami Molinelli
In this two-part workshop, students will explore the connections between the pandeiro and other percussion instruments that influence rhythmic patterns in a wide range of musical styles.
Sunday, October 22, 2 – 4 pm
The Inevitable Note – How to Become a Melodic Improviser with Tim Armacost
In this workshop, saxophonist Tim Armacost offers practical advice on becoming a more spontaneous and creative improviser and musical storyteller through the use of melodic logic.
Sunday, October 22, 2 – 4 pm
Roots to Rock – Little Richard – Boogie Woogie Piano with Wendy DeWitt
Where’d he get THAT from?
Sunday, October 29, 11 am – 1 pm
Great Women Pianists of Pop and Jazz: Joni Mitchell with Jennifer Jolly
This latest offering in Jennifer Jolly’s “Great Women Pianists” workshop series celebrates the evocative piano playing of Joni Mitchell.