Be Part of the Legacy
High school and middle school students learn from the area’s top jazz musicians who are also committed educators. Rehearsals take place in historic jazz venues where Art Blakey, Dizzy Gillespie, Dexter Gordon, Joe Henderson, and others once performed. Students carry on the tradition by performing classic jazz repertoire through which they study improvisation and accompaniment techniques and become familiar with the essential practices of small ensemble jazz. Ensembles have opportunities to perform at community events and local jazz clubs. Students must audition to participate.
In addition to our current Wednesday classes, we'll be forming ensembles on Sundays and Mondays starting this summer. New student auditions will be held on Sunday, April 5 at the Saint Kate Arts Hotel or by appointment. There is no fee to audition. Please contact us to schedule your audition time.
2020 ENSEMBLE SCHEDULE
Each two-hour session includes an ensemble rehearsal and a jazz theory and improvisation class.
SPRING TERM - $480 (16 sessions)
Wednesdays 5 to 7 p.m. at the Jazz Gallery. (926 E Center Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212).
Classes begin January 15 with the program ending May 13 with a performance at the Jazz Estate.
(Class will not be held on March 18 or April 15.)
SUMMER TERM - $240 (8 sessions)
SO WHAT ENSEMBLE
Sundays from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Jazz Estate (2423 N Murray Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211).
Start date: June 28
MAIDEN VOYAGE ENSEMBLE
Mondays from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Jazz Gallery (926 E Center Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212).
Start date: June 29
Wednesdays from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Jazz Gallery (926 E Center Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212).
Start date: July 1
FALL TERM - $480 (16 sessions)
Sunday classes begin September 13 and are held 1:00-3:00 pm at the Jazz Estate 2423 N Murray Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211
Monday classes begin September 14 and are held 5:00-7:00 pm at the Jazz Gallery. 926 E Center Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212.
Wednesday classes begin September 16 and are held 5:00-7:00 pm at the Jazz Gallery. 926 E Center Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212.