Contemporary Groove Ensemble

Mondays 8:15 - 9:45 pm 7/8 - 8/19 (7 weeks)

Contemporary Groove Ensemble
Age Adult
Event Type Class
Department Ensembles
Day Mon
Instructor Michael Tiny Lindsey
Status inperson event

This ensemble explores a wide range of groove-oriented contemporary styles, from neo-soul and R&B to hip-hop jazz and beyond. It is for all instruments, and vocalists are welcome!

Mondays 8:15 – 9:45 pm
7/8 – 8/19 (7 weeks)
Michael “Tiny” Lindsey, $290

Please note: This class culminates in a performance in the final week of the term (week 7). All Jazzschool student performances are free and open to the public! Please confirm your availability for the performance date (the week 7 class meeting date) before finalizing your registration in this class.

Ensembles take place IN-PERSON at the California Jazz Conservatory.

All ensembles require a placement audition.

For audition guidelines and application instructions, please visit the Ensemble page here:

About Michael “Tiny” Lindsey

Michael Lindsey, widely known as “Tiny,” is a renowned bass player, performer, composer, and band leader who has exerted a profound influence on countless bands and musicians across the United States. Born into a family of musicians, Michael’s inevitable musical career took flight at a tender age. By the time he reached fifteen, he was already captivating audiences in local venues throughout the vibrant New York area.

Michael’s extraordinary ability to seamlessly traverse genres such as pop, R&B, rock, jazz, blues, funk, and gospel propelled him to forge a remarkable career, earning him a reputation as a highly skilled and versatile bassist and background vocalist.

Over the past 13 years, Michael has embarked on extensive tours across the United States, Europe, Japan, South America, and Africa, gracing stages alongside acclaimed artists including Grammy-nominated Ryan Shaw, award-winning R&B artist Joe, SunShine Anderson, Anthony Hamilton, Gavin DeGraw and many others.

Michael’s captivating performances have graced various television shows, including “Last Call” with Carson Daly, Martha Stewart, “Really Big Show” with Ellen DeGeneres, Jimmy Kimmel, Rosie O’Donnell, “Tonight Show” with Jay Leno, and “Later” with Jools Holland.