The 2017 jazz workshop offers morning and afternoon sessions at the Blake School in Minneapolis. Each session meets for one week with students rehearsing in a combo setting for three hours each day. All programs conclude with a Saturday afternoon student concert and live recording. Interested participants are welcome to sign up for more than one session.

And new for 2018, an adult (18+) session will meet Tuesday evenings in West Bank School of Music. Everyone can now play jazz all summer long! Session dates below. Register HERE.

Spring Session (New for 2018!)

Adult Session (New for 2018!)

April 10th to May 29th (Eight Tuesdays)
Evening - 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

July 12 thru August 9 (five Thursdays)
Evening - 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Summer Sessions - Morning

July 16th to July 20th (Mon thru Fri) 
Morning - 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


July 23rd to 27th (Mon thru Fri)
Morning - 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

July 30st to August 3rd (Mon thru Fri)
Morning - 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

August 6th to 10th (Mon thru Fri)
Morning - 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Summer Sessions - Afternoon

July 16th to 20th (Mon thru Fri)
Afternoon - 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
 
July 23rd to 27th (Mon thru Fri)
Afternoon - 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

August 6th to 10th (Mon thru Fri)
Afternoon - 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Workshop creates a setting in which students are advised and mentored by master jazz musicians and educators. Individuals new to jazz receive an excellent introduction to the music while more advanced students make use the workshop to rapidly improve in a short period of time. All students benefit from the low student/instructor ratio of seven to one. In addition to program director Doug Little, several guest faculty visit during the week and students receive a variety of insights into the music. Students study in a relaxed yet focused atmosphere which allows them maximize their creativity and understanding of jazz music.

The student workshops are open to aspiring musicians ages 13 and up. The new summer adult session July 10th to August 7th is for students 21 and older.

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.