2021 – 2022 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!

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!

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.

JAZZ ELECTIVES

 
RHYTHM SECTION WORKOUT (IN-PERSON)

Wednesday 5:00 – 6:30 PM | Instructor: Alvester Garnett
This class is a MUST for all rhythm section musicians interested in exploring a world of rhythmic possibilities.

MUSIC VIDEO PRODUCTION (ONLINE)

Thursday: 5:00 – 6:15 PM | Instructor: PETER LIN
New Offering! In this class, students will explore the essential recording and video production techniques necessary to create multimedia projects. Come away with your very own music video at the completion of this class! Basic Requirements for Elective: Smartphone with video capabilities. A Mac laptop or desktop for video and audio editing. (suggested software: Garageband and iMovie)

FILM SCORING + COMPOSITION (ONLINE)

Thursday: 5:00 – 6:15 PM | Instructor: TBD
If you’re a movie buff this class is for you! Learn the musical secrets behind your favorite films and compose your own melodies to real film sequences using motifs, harmony and various stylistic approaches.

COMPOSITION (ONLINE)

Thursday 7:45 PM – 9:00 PM | Instructor: TBD
Get started on your own creative path now by unlocking your true artistic voice through composition. The session will end with a recording of your new music!

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!

HELP US KEEP swinging straight ahead