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ADULT JAZZ ENSEMBLES

Join an Adult Small Ensemble or the MJI Big Band

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 Center for the Arts (926 E Center Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212).
   

2023 FALL TERM - $335 (15 sessions)

  • MISTERIOSO ENSEMBLE
    Mondays from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
    Start date: September 11, 2023

    No rehearsal on Nov 27, Dec 25, or Jan. 1, 2024
    Last rehearsal:
    January 8, 2024

  • BLUE NOTE ENSEMBLE
    Wednesdays from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
    Start date: September 13, 2023

    No rehearsal on Nov. 22, Dec. 20, Dec. 27
    Last rehearsal: January 10, 2024

  • GIANT STEPS ENSEMBLE

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

       Start date: September 13, 2023
       
No rehearsal on Nov. 22, Dec. 20, Dec. 27
       Last rehearsal: January 10, 2024

2024 SPRING TERM - $335 (15 sessions)

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

Start date: January 15, 2024

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

Start date: January 17, 2024

  • GIANT STEPS ENSEMBLE

Start date: January 17, 2024

 

2024 SUMMER TERM - $135 (6 sessions)

  • MISTERIOSO ENSEMBLE
    Mondays from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
    Start date: July 15, 2024

  • BLUE NOTE ENSEMBLE
    Wednesdays from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
    Start date: July 17, 2024

  • GIANT STEPS ENSEMBLE

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

       Start date: July 17, 2024
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Adult Ensembles: About Us
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ADULT BIG BAND

Go Big!

Led by drummer Dave Bayles, the MJI Adult Big Band includes trumpets, trombones, saxophones, and rhythm section (piano, bass, guitar, vibes, drums). Music performed will include traditional big band swing literature, contemporary works, and Latin-style pieces. This is a great opportunity to play with a full band and learn about styles, techniques, dynamics, and improvisation. 

2023 FALL TERM - $250 (15 sessions)

Wednesdays 8:15 to 9:15 p.m. at the Jazz Gallery (926 E Center Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212)
Start date: September 13, 2023

No rehearsal on Nov. 22, Dec. 20, Dec. 27
Last rehearsal: January 10, 2024
 

2024 SPRING TERM - $250 (15 sessions)
Wednesdays 8:15 to 9:15 p.m. at the Jazz Gallery (926 E Center Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212)
Start date: January 17, 2024

2024 SUMMER TERM - $135 (6 sessions)

Wednesdays 8:15 to 9:15 p.m. at the Jazz Gallery (926 E Center Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212)
Start date: July 17, 2024

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