ADULT JAZZ ENSEMBLES

Join an Adult Jazz Ensemble

Whether you're a seasoned player, someone picking up the horn again after many years, or just learning about jazz, MJI has a place for you. Our adult jazz ensembles are coached by some of the area's finest jazz musicians and provide top-notch education, performance opportunities, and a fun social scene. 

MJI forms new ensembles throughout the year. Let us know if you would like to join a small combo, theory class, or the big band even if the current term has already begun.

All rehearsals and classes are held at the Jazz Gallery (926 E Center Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212).

2021 FALL TERM - $320 (15 sessions)

  • MISTERIOSO ENSEMBLE
    Mondays from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
    Start date: September 13, 2021

  • BLUE NOTE ENSEMBLE
    Wednesdays from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
    Start date: September 15, 2021

  • GIANT STEPS ENSEMBLE

       Wednesdays from 9:15 to 10:15 p.m.

       Start date: September 15, 2021​
 

2022 SPRING TERM - $320 (15 sessions)

  • MISTERIOSO ENSEMBLE
    Mondays from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
    Start date: January 24, 2022

  • BLUE NOTE ENSEMBLE
    Wednesdays from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
    Start date: January  26, 2022

  • GIANT STEPS ENSEMBLE

       Wednesdays from 9:15 to 10:15 p.m.

       Start date: January  26, 2022
 

2022 SUMMER TERM - $120 (6 sessions)

  • MISTERIOSO ENSEMBLE
    Mondays from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
    Start date: TBD

  • BLUE NOTE ENSEMBLE
    Wednesdays from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
    Start date: TBD

  • GIANT STEPS ENSEMBLE

       Wednesdays from 9:15 to 10:15 p.m.

       Start date: TBD

JAZZ THEORY CLASS

Dig Deeper

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8-Week Online Course
Tuesdays, 7:45 - 8:45 PM (CST)
June 29 - August 17

Open to high school and adult musicians of all instruments who want to learn the essential melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic practices of jazz music. The course uses the Hal Leonard Jazz Piano Method, authored by MJI artistic director Mark Davis, and adapts the material for all instruments.

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If you've connected with the instructor(s) and are ready to pay for one or more MJI adult programs use the link below to pay via debit or credit card.  You do not need a PayPal account, simply ignore the request to log-in and click on "Pay with Debit or Credit Card".  You will receive an automated receipt at the email address you provide upon payment.  A check can be mailed to our PO Box or given to your instructor.