Jazz Band

  • Jazz Band is a specialty ensemble that takes the fundamentals of individual instrument learning and applies them to the many styles of Jazz. This class is currently non-auditioned, as we recover from irregular school years, but will soon find its way back to being an audition-only portion of our program. While this class is geared toward all students to be successful, this class will delve into more advanced topics in regards to theory and ear training. The goal of this class is for students to feel comfortable playing whole songs and individual jazz solos by ear, to recognize different styles of jazz, and to grow a deeper relationship with the music itself. This group performs three to four times a year and requires students to already know how to play an instrument.

Jazz Band on Stage at Jazz Fest
Jazz Band sitting on benches at Jazz Fest holding their instruments