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PO Box 170472, Milwaukee, WI 53217-0472

©2019 by Milwaukee Jazz Institute.

ADULT SMALL ENSEMBLES

Join a Small 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 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.

SPRING TERM - $260 (16 sessions)

  • BLUE NOTE ENSEMBLE
    Wednesdays from 7 to 8 pm at the Jazz Gallery. 926 E Center Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212.
    Classes begin January 15 and end on May 13 with a performance at the Jazz Estate.
    (Class will not be held on March 18 or April 15.

SUMMER TERM - $160 (8 sessions)

  • FOOTPRINTS ENSEMBLE
    Sundays from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Jazz Estate (2423 N Murray Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211).

    Start date: June 28

  • MISTERIOSO ENSEMBLE
    Mondays from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Jazz Gallery (926 E Center Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212).
    Start date: June 29

  • BLUE NOTE ENSEMBLE
    Wednesdays from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Jazz Gallery (926 E Center Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212).
    Start date: July 1

 

FALL TERM - $320 (16 sessions)

  • FOOTPRINTS ENSEMBLE
    Sundays from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Jazz Estate (2423 N Murray Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211).

    Start date: September 13

  • MISTERIOSO ENSEMBLE
    Mondays from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Jazz Gallery (926 E Center Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212).
    Start date: September 14

  • BLUE NOTE ENSEMBLE
    Wednesdays from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Jazz Gallery (926 E Center Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212).
    Start date: September 16

JAZZ THEORY CLASS

Dig Deeper

Eric Jacobson is the instructor for Learn How to Solo Over ii-V-I. This course is part of the MJI Youth Ensemble Program, and we are excited to also invite our adult students to attend. Learn how to play over chord progressions by learning jazz vocabulary, transposing patterns, and analyzing melodic phrases. This jazz theory class will be helpful for both beginning and advanced students.

SPRING TERM - $180 (15 sessions)
Wednesdays 6:00-7:00 pm at the Jazz Gallery.
Classes begin January 15 and end on May 6. (Class will not be held on March 18 or April 15.)

 

This jazz theory course will be continued to be taught in the summer and fall in conjunction with the MJI youth and adult ensembles' schedule. Details for the summer and fall jazz theory courses will be posted in May.

GO BIG!

Join the MJI Big Band

The MJI Big Band is team-taught by Dave Bayles and Eric Jacobson.  Dave has a large collection of big band charts – we look forward to exploring them with you.

SPRING TERM - $200 (16 sessions)
Wednesdays 8:00-9:00 pm at the Jazz Gallery.
Start date: February 5. Last class and final performance will be on May 27, 2020 at the Jazz Gallery.

The MJI Big Band instruction will continue in the summer and fall in conjunction with the MJI Wednesday ensembles schedule.

I'M SIGNED UP

Ready to Jam?

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.