Are you ready to take your musical skills to the next level? The Jazzschool Young Musicians Program (JYMP) is here to help! This comprehensive music education and performance program is designed specifically for middle and high school instrumentalists and vocalists between the ages of 11 and 18.
In the JYMP, you’ll have the chance to work with professional jazz artists and educators, strengthening your performance skills, expanding your knowledge of jazz theory and improvisation, and learning more about the foundations of jazz and related styles of music. You’ll have access to small and large weekly ensemble classes, as well as teen vocal performance classes, all tailored to your skill level.
We also offer camps and intensives throughout the year to give you even more opportunities to hone your skills and make music with your peers. So if you’re ready to make some music and have a blast doing it, sign up for the JYMP today! Use the filters below to refine your search.
Weekly Various Times
High School Jazz Combos
Gain a greater understanding of jazz theory and develop improvisation skills through the study and performance of challenging jazz repertoire.
Weekly Various Times
Middle School Jazz Combos
Learn to play jazz and improvise while covering a wide repertoire from John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Eddie Harris, and other jazz masters.
Mondays 6:30 – 8 pm Fall Quarter begins 9/18/23
Studio Band (High School Big Band)
Develop technique, knowledge of jazz style, and an ability to improvise through standard and contemporary big band repertoire.
Mondays 4:45 – 6:15 pm 9/18 – 11/27 (10 weeks) no class 11/20
Advanced High School Jazz Workshops
Explore the post-bop harmonic, melodic, rhythmic, and formal innovations of Coltrane, Shorter, Corea, Hancock, Brecker, and others in this multiple DownBeat award-winning ensemble.
Saturdays 10 – 11:30 am, 11:45 – 1:15 pm 9/23 – 12/2 (10 weeks) no class 11/25
High School Funk Ensembles
Learn the classic funk hits of James Brown, Sly Stone, and others.