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Hello and welcome!

Rob Ewing

Thank for taking the time to learn about the programs offered here at the Jazzschool Community Music School, the community education component of the California Jazz Conservatory. As we move into the Fall 2016 quarter, I’m pleased to share this overview of the courses and workshops we have available this term.

Beginning with our ensemble program, we have jazz ensembles ranging from two sections of beginning jazz ensemble, several sections of jazz standards for gigs, and everything from hard bop to post bop, Brazilian, Caribbean, blues, pop and specialized jazz ensembles focusing on the music of iconic innovators Freddie Hubbard and Eric Dolphy.

Moving on to our instrumental courses, we’re offering group classes in piano, guitar, drums, percussion, bass and harmonica. Each area offers courses for beginners and more experienced players.

Courses are also offered in music theory, improvisation and composition.

Numerous courses are also offered specifically for vocalists and for middle school and high school musicians in our young musicians program We also have a number of very special one day or short term workshops this fall including events with legendary drummer Albert “Tootie” Heath, keyboardist Russell Ferrante of the Yellowjackets, Joel Harrison and Spirit House, featuring Brian Blade, and many more.

Please read on for all of the details, and don’t hesitate to contact the school with any questions you may have about the programs available this fall.



Rob Ewing
Jazzschool Community Music School

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