WELCOME TO THE MILWAUKEE JAZZ INSTITUTE

The Milwaukee Jazz Institute, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, promotes jazz through education and performance, building awareness of this art form's ability to transform lives and strengthen our community. MJI seeks to expand and diversify the local audience for jazz and to create opportunities for professional and aspiring musicians.

ENROLL NOW

Currently Accepting New Students for:

2021 Summer Camp, Summer Ensembles, and Fall Ensembles

High school and middle school instrumentalists are encouraged to submit an audition application for placement in an MJI youth jazz ensembles. This audition opportunity is open to all instrumentalists, free of charge.

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JAZZ THEORY: LEVEL THREE

Online Class (8 sessions)
Tuesdays, 7:45 - 8:45 PM (CDT)
June 29 - August 17

Prerequisite: MJI Jazz Theory: Level One and MJI Jazz Theory: Level Two or an understanding of the topics covered in those courses.
Instructor: Eric Jacobson
Cost: $150 for the 8-week course

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • HANDFUL OF KEYS: JAZZ PIANO WORKSHOP
    Mon, Jun 21
    Online Event for All Ages
    Jun 21, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Online Event for All Ages
    This session will focus on the bebop genius Bud Powell and his approach to playing the blues.

A CONVERSATION WITH
CHARLES McPHERSON

A recent MJI Jazz Circle event was a conversation with saxophone legend Charles McPherson. The discussion, hosted by MJI artistic director Mark Davis, delved into McPherson’s amazing career. You’ll hear incredible stories about meeting and hearing Charlie Parker, learning from Barry Harris in Detroit, and working with Charles Mingus. You’ll also learn about the inspiration for his new album, Jazz Dance Suites.

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CONTACT THE MILWAUKEE JAZZ INSTITUTE

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