Thank you for taking the time to explore the Jazzschool’s winter offerings for musicians in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Our community music school (JCMS) courses provide the opportunity to become deeply engaged in the study and performance of a wide variety of music styles. We hope you’ll agree there is a stunning array of options and something for everyone!
Never played an instrument before but always wanted to give it a try? We offer 10-week courses for complete beginners in voice, saxophone, harmonica, piano, guitar, bass, drums and percussion. Studied classically but want to learn to improvise, interpret lead sheets and play without relying on sheet music? Consider our courses in jazz piano, jazz guitar, jazz bass, vocals and improvisation for all instruments. Have some knowledge of basic jazz theory and want the opportunity to meet and play in a group with like-minded musicians? Audition for one of our many ensembles, from beginning to advanced, focusing on jazz, blues, Latin, Brazilian and other genres!
It gives me great pride to present the well over 100 courses and workshops offered this winter quarter at the Jazzschool — taught by an incredible faculty of dedicated performing artists and educators from around the bay and beyond. My heartfelt thanks to all of the amazing faculty members, staff, and of course the tremendous community of students and supporters who make this all possible.
Director, Jazzschool Community Music School