We offer a variety of workshops throughout the year, covering a wide range of topics and taught by some of the best artists and educators around. You can sign up for a single session or a short series, depending on your schedule and interests.
Our workshops are available online or in-person, as noted in each description, so no matter where you are, you can join in on the fun. And with a range of topics to choose from, you’re sure to find a workshop that’s right for you. Use the filters below to refine your search.
4 Sundays, March 5, 12, 19, 26, 11 am – 2 pm PT (In-person workshop/jam)
Women’s History Month: Workshop/Jam Series with Jean Fineberg
IN-PERSON WORKSHOP/JAM This season, in lieu of our annual Women’s Jazz & Blues Camp, we are offering a four-part workshop and jam series.
3 Sundays, 1 – 4 pm PT April 2, 16, 30 (in-person workshop)
Creating Your Own Solo with Michael Smolens
As valuable as learning (or even transcribing) a role model’s amazing solo can be, being able to play it convincingly is very often beyond the technical abilities of a jazz student or even someone who is performing regularly.
Sunday, April 2, 11 am – 1 pm PT (Online Workshop)
Great Women Pianists of Pop and Jazz Series: Aretha Franklin with Jennifer Jolly
This offering in Jennifer Jolly’s “Great Women Pianists” workshop series celebrates the masterful piano playing of Aretha Franklin!
Sunday, April 9, Noon – 3 pm PT (In-Person Workshop)
Blues Singer’s Essential Guide – Rhythm and Groove with Pamela Rose
Sitting in with a band is the surest way to become a more confident singer, and it is so much fun!
Saturday, April 15, 11 am – 1 pm PT (Online Workshop)
All About Artist Residencies with Andrea Wolper
For composers, songwriters, poets, painters, writers—artists of almost every kind—artist’s residencies (also known as artist retreats or colonies) can provide invaluable breaks from the demands of everyday life, a kind of soul-nourishing “time out of time” in which to unwind, find renewal and inspiration, and focus on creativity. In this workshop, vocalist Andrea Wolper, who has […]
Saturday, April 15, 2 – 4 pm PT (In-Person Workshop)
JAMBAR Presents: David Liebman Masterclass
Join NEA Jazz Master David Liebman for an open-to-the-public workshop on jazz improvisation at the CJC.
Sunday, April 16, 11 am – 1 pm PT (In-Person Workshop)
Choro and Samba with Duo Violão Brasil
Join acclaimed musicians Duo Violão Brasil in exploring the intersection between choro and samba.
Sunday, April 16, Noon – 3 pm PT (In-Person Workshop)
Universal Vocal Technique with Kalil Wilson
Join vocalist Kalil Wilson in this workshop as he shares his strategies for developing a balanced vocal sound.
Sunday, April 16, 11 am – 1 pm PT (Online Workshop)
Niles on Jazz Composition with Richard Niles
Join us for a special workshop on jazz composition with the accomplished composer, arranger, producer, author, and educator, Dr.
Saturday, April 22, 10 am – 1 pm PT (Online Workshop)
Charles Mingus’s Contributions to Vocal Music with Ellen Johnson
Join vocalist, educator, author Ellen Johnson, and vocalist and researcher Glòria Vila in this unique workshop exploring the vocal repertoire of jazz legend Charles Mingus.