Adult Jazz Classes

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.



SUNDAYS: 6:15 – 8:15 PM  |  ANNEX E. Palermo
Returning with renewed passion and enthusiasm this fall is our adult Community Bands, 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.


WEDNESDAYS: 6:30 – 8:30 PM  |  Kate Baker
Calling all grownups who love to sing! JAZZ HOUSE Montclair is offering a brand new Jazz Vocal Workshop for adult singers, taught by renowned vocalist + educator Kate Baker. Designed to develop the artist and create a repertoire to perform or record with, the class will focus on vocal technique, phrasing and storytelling, arranging tunes for the specific artist, how to lead a band and get what you want from the musicians. Oh, and there will be performances too!


WEDNESDAYS 5:30 – 7:00 PM  |  Studio 2 Alvester Garnett
WEDNESDAYS 7:15 – 8:45 PM  |  Studio 2 Alvester Garnett
SUNDAYS 4:30 – 6:00 PM  |  Studio 2  |  Andy McKee
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!


WEDNESDAYS 6:00 – 7:00 PM  |  Annex  |  Juanga Lakunza
This elective is for students looking to expand their base of Afro-Cuban and Brazilian rhythms. This ensemble will develop students’ understanding of traditional Latin rhythms, songs and techniques.

Major support for JAZZ HOUSE programs is provided by Brandenburg Productions, BDP Holdings, Gia Maione Prima Foundation, Kenneth Goldman Donor Fund, New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Ralph Pucci International, Regan Family Foundation, Rose Cali, TD Charitable Foundation, Trinity Church Wall Street, The Victoria Foundation, and our many other generous supporters. THANK YOU!