2022 – 2023 ADULT JAZZ CLASSES

JAZZ HOUSE KiDS is for big kids too, offering year-long programming for adult instrumentalists of all levels and abilities. Our effervescent big band leader ED PALERMO is back leading the ADULT COMMUNITY BAND.

Adult Jazz Classes

WHAT’S NEW FOR OUR ADULT JAZZ CLASSES

Skill-Based Electives designed to give you a deep dive into the creative world of composition, the thrill of recording + production, the rhythms of Latin Jazz and so much more!

Weekly Masterclasses hosted by world-renowned guest artists such as six-time GRAMMY Awardwinning bassist and JAZZ HOUSE KiDS Artistic Chair CHRISTIAN McBRIDE, GRAMMY Award-winning jazz historian ASHLEY KAHN and more!

CORE OFFERINGS

COMMUNITY BIG BAND
Sunday, 6:15 – 8:15 pm |  Instructor: Ed Palermo Returning with renewed passion and enthusiasm this fall is our adult Community Big Band, led by the charismatic Ed Palermo. Open to students of all levels, Palermo uses custom arrangements, from big band swing to the music of Frank Zappa, to complement the talents of each performer. Online with optional in-person sessions.
SUNDAY SMALL COMBO
Sunday, 4:30 – 6:00 pm | Instructor: Abel Mireles Dust off your instrument and join the swingin’ Jazz House Combo! Perfect for part-time players, former boppers, instrumentalists new to jazz or seasoned veterans returning to their roots. Develop technique and improvisational skills needed to strengthen musicianship and prepare for live performance. Take your playing to another level!
THEORY + IMPROV
WEDNESDAY, 6:00 – 7:00 pm | Instructor: Ted Chubb Enter the world of music analysis and in-depth guidance to Jazz improvisation! Rooted in the bebop tradition while always looking ahead, our instructor presents a 3-part course spanning across all trimesters. All levels welcome! Online.
WEDNESDAY SMALL COMBO
Wednesday, 7:15 – 8:45 pm | Instructor: Ted Chubb Dust off your instrument and join the swingin’ Jazz House Combo! Perfect for part-time players, former boppers, instrumentalists new to jazz or seasoned veterans returning to their roots. Develop technique and improvisational skills needed to strengthen musicianship and prepare for live performance. Take your playing to another level!

JAZZ ELECTIVES

 
RHYTHM SECTION WORKOUT
Tuesday 4:00 – 5:00 PM | Instructor: Alvester Garnett This class is a MUST for all rhythm section musicians interested in exploring a world of rhythmic possibilities.
VOCAL CHOIR
Wednesday: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM  |  Instructor: DYLAN PRAMUK
This ensemble explores the art of solo and choral singing, plus provides comprehensive instruction in jazz theory and history. All singers from novice to advanced welcome!

NEW! JAZZ HOUSE SOUL BAND
Wednesday: 7:15 – 8:45 PM | INSTRUCTOR: TBD This class will get you in the pocket with Soul and R&B ballads, mid-tempo grooves and high energy hits, focusing on the stylistic nuances and grooves that became the soundtrack for American culture.

Major support for our programs is provided by Brandenburg Productions, The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Gia Maione Prima Foundation, The Herb Alpert Foundation, Kenneth Goldman Donor Fund, New Jersey State Council on the Arts, TD Charitable Foundation, Verizon Foundation, The Victoria Foundation, and our many other generous supporters. THANK YOU!

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