Improv Jam Ensemble

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

Improv Jam Ensemble
Age Adult
Event Type Class
Department Ensembles
Day Thu
Instructor Jennifer Jolly
Status inperson event

This ensemble provides a fun and safe space for building confidence and skills in improvisation. We’ll explore improv techniques on simple chord progressions in a wide range of grooves, including blues, funk/R&B, jazz, reggae, basic rock, and Afro-Caribbean. You can expect to stretch creatively and to feel freer when you play on your own and with others. This is a non-performing ensemble, so we’ll keep our focus on musical growth in the present moment. Open to instrumentalists at all levels. Materials provided by instructor. 

Thursdays 8:15 – 9:45 pm
7/11 – 8/15 (5 weeks) no class 8/8
Jennifer Jolly, $230

An audition is not required for this class, but please contact Jazzschool Director Rob Ewing at for a brief consultation before registering.

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

About Jennifer Jolly

Jennifer Jolly is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, bandleader, and educator. She teaches keyboard classes and ensembles (Caribbean, African, New Orleans, minimalist, and improv) at the Jazzschool, clinics, camps, after-school programs, and her private studio. She currently performs on keyboards, melodica, guitar, and vocals with Jennifer Jolly & Friends, Pamela Rose’s show “Blues is a Woman,” Jean Fineberg’s JAZZphoria, Jean Fineberg’s The Party Monsters, and other Bay Area groups. Jennifer frequently performs as a guest with Tom Rigney & Flambeau and Chelle! & Friends; previous credits range from Barbara Dane to Phil Lesh.