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Jazz from A to Z offers a one-week deep dive into the performance, theory, and history of jazz. We welcome students of all levels, from beginners to experienced improvisers. Through individual instruction from our expert faculty, students explore improvisation within the jazz idiom and examine the solos of jazz legends. Performances in combos and small ensembles improve listening skills, teamwork, and musicality; performance in large ensembles tackle big-band tunes by greats such as Count Basie and Thad Jones. Students have the option to study the theoretical side of jazz through big-band arranging and composition classes.
As a student in Jazz from A to Z, you can expect:
- Individualized private lessons
- Combos and big bands
- Listening and analysis classes
- Jazz theory and improvisation classes