For musicians of all levels!

The Workshop is open for musicians 13 and up 
with an interest in jazz and the art of improvisation!


Six Sessions Offered From:
June 20th to June 24th, 2016

July 25th to July 29th, 2016
August 1st to August 5th, 2016

Early Registration Discount has been extended to May 30th!

Now in its 20th year, the Twin Cities Jazz Workshop is one of the most established summer music programs in the metro area. Students play their instruments as part of small jazz combos that meet for three hours each day over the course of a one-week session. They receive instruction from a top-notch faculty of jazz professionals whose credits include international tours, numerous CDs, and several major awards. Each workshop session concludes with a Saturday afternoon student concert and live recording at one of Minnesota’s premier jazz venues, Icehouse Restaurant in Minneapolis.

While being tuned into the fundamentals of the jazz tradition, workshop attendees learn a repertoire that ranges from swing classics to Latin jazz. Importantly, the workshop strives to create a setting that is not only informative, but also both inspiring and fun. Students learn a lot and l
augh a lot. Besides improving their own musical skills as individuals, they also meet other young jazz musicians and have a great opportunity to make new friends and connections- many young jazz groups have been formed by students who first met playing in a combo at the workshop. 

Since 1996, hundreds of aspiring musicians have studied at the jazz workshop. In anonymous student surveys taken over ten years, 98% of past workshop students said they would recommend the program to a friend. The Workshop has received support from numerous organizations including The Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, The Minneapolis Arts Commission, The Dakota Foundation for Jazz Education and The McKnight Foundation.


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Morning and afternoon sessions of the Workshop will meet at Blake School's Northrup Campus at 511 Kenwood Parkway, Minneapolis.  Centrally Located next to the Walker Arts Center and Sculpture Garden, the facility offers air conditioning, tuned pianos, and lots of space for up and coming jazz musicians!

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This activity its made possible, in part, by funds provided by the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council (MRAC) from an appropriation by the Minnesota Legislature. Additional Support is provided by the Dakota Foundation for Jazz Education.