Workshop | Saturday, June 10, 11 am – 1 pm PT (Online Workshop)
Adventures in Jazz Composition with Richard Niles
Explore jazz composition techniques!
Workshop | Saturday, July 8, 2 – 4 pm (in-person)
Bridging South Indian and Contemporary Styles through Composition and Improvisation with the Arun Ramamurthy Trio
This workshop will equip participants with the necessary tools to listen to, compose, and interpret the rhythmic and melodic vocabulary of South Indian classical (Carnatic) music.
Workshop | 2 Sundays, July 9 and 16, Noon – 3 pm (in-person)
Feel Like Singing The Blues? with Pamela Rose
Blues is the most primal, powerful part of your soul, and singing it is more fun than you can possibly imagine.
Workshop | Saturday, July 15, Noon – 2 pm (in-person)
Drum Workshop: Brush Techniques with Jeff Marrs
This hands-on workshop delves into the art of playing drums with brushes.
Workshop | Sunday, July 16, 2 – 4 pm (in-person)
Trio-ing with the Folk Element Trio
Explore approaches to playing and arranging in a small instrumental ensemble with an emphasis on the trio format.
Workshop | Saturday, July 22, 11 am – 1 pm (online)
The Spirit of Jazz in Modern Music with Javier Santiago
Join us for an enlightening workshop exploring the enduring influence of jazz in shaping modern music, led by acclaimed keyboardist/composer Javier Santiago, whose groundbreaking album “Phoenix” garnered widespread acclaim and appeared on multiple Albums-of-the-Year lists.
Workshop | Sunday, July 23, 2 – 3:30 pm (in-person)
Biofeedback for Optimal Music Performance with Kathleen Riley
Kathleen Riley, Ph.D., is nationally recognized as a specialist and innovator in the field of musicians’ technique and injury prevention.
Workshop | Saturday, July 29, Noon – 3 pm (online)
Make This Song Mine! with Andrea Wolper
Singers are communicators.
Workshop | Sunday, July 30, 11 am – 2 pm (online)
Playing Bluesy over JAZZ Harmony with Anton Schwartz
Jazz masters can play blues-based phrases that soar over jazz harmony, seemingly at one with the harmony and simultaneously expressing an entirely separate logic.
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.
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.
Wednesdays 12 – 1:30 pm 7/5, 12, 19 (3 weeks)
Freeing Your Full Voice: Vocal Function, Interpretation, and Improvisation
Learn the fundamentals of healthy, functional vocal technique and its specific application when singing jazz and other contemporary and improvisational styles of music.
Mondays 8:15 – 9:45 pm 7/10 – 8/14 (6 weeks) Performance Date: 8/21
Expanding the Songbook
There’s room in the Great American Songbook for more of the songs you love – regardless of their genre.
Tuesdays 8:15 – 9:45 pm 7/11 – 8/8 (5 weeks) Performance Date: 8/22
Jazz Vocal Performance
Explore singing in the classic jazz idiom.
Tuesdays 6:30 – 8 pm 7/11 – 8/8 (5 weeks)
Intro to Singing
Learning the basics of singing can be incredibly helpful no matter what instrument you play.
Wednesdays 4 – 5:30 pm 7/5 – 8/9 (6 weeks)
No matter where you are on your songwriting journey, this class will jumpstart creativity and get you writing.
Mondays 6:30 – 8 pm 7/10 – 8/14 (6 weeks) Performance Date: 8/21
Jazz Ain’t Nothing But The Blues
Examine, learn and perform jazz/blues tunes from jazz giants such as Duke Ellington, Louie Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington, Joe Williams, and Jimmy Rushing.
Mondays 6:30 – 8 pm 7/10 – 8/14 (6 weeks)
Gettin’ It Together: Musicianship, Vocabulary and Ear Training for Jazz Improvisation
This class is designed for intermediate-level players looking to work through challenging material in a hands-on workshop environment.
Tuesdays 4:45 – 6:15 pm 7/11 – 8/15 (6 weeks)
This course is perfect for those interested in learning the fundamentals of playing the conga drum.