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.

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.

Whether you're a seasoned player or someone picking up your instrument again after many years, MJI invites you to join our big band. Make music and have lots of fun.

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.

Milwaukee's all-star jazz group We Six presents an exciting season at the Saint Kate Arts Hotel. 

Over the last 25 years, middle and high school musicians have learned about jazz from members of We Six during their annual week-long day camp. 

We offer workshops on improvisation, instrument techniques, and  jazz history for a variety of ages and levels.  Jazz theory and improvisation classes are offered weekly throughout the year.

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