JAZZ INSTRUCTION, PROGRAMS & EVENTS
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YOUTH SMALL ENSEMBLES

High school and middle school students receive jazz instruction from the area’s top musicians who are also committed educators. Ensembles have opportunities to perform in the community at top jazz clubs. An hour-long jazz theory class is included.

ADULT SMALL ENSEMBLES AND BIG BAND

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.

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ONLINE COURSES

Our online courses are taught by accomplished jazz artists who are also experienced educators committed to providing the finest music instruction.

EDUCATIONAL
JAZZ FESTIVAL

The MJI Annual Jazz Festival features top jazz artists and educators. Student ensembles receive feedback and compete for awards. Workshops and professional performances are offered throughout the day. Day passes are available for those of all ages in the community who wish to attend.

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WE SIX RESIDENT ENSEMBLE

From hard bop to world beats, original compositions to soulful standards, We Six explores the full range of jazz in their straight-ahead style. 

28th ANNUAL SUMMER
JAZZ CAMP

For over a quarter-century, middle and high school musicians have learned about jazz from members of We Six during their annual week-long day camp. 

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WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES FOR ALL AGES

We offer workshops on improvisation, instrument techniques, and jazz history for a variety of ages and levels.