The Jazz Academy of Music Inc, a non-profit 501c3 organization, established in 2002, is a manifestation of a longtime dream of Paul Carr, its Music Director, to extend the music education opportunities afforded him, as an inner city youth, to others.
The Jazz Academy programs draw from and build upon the disciplines of music education Paul experienced in his youth.
The mission of the Academy is to advance and preserve Jazz music through education.
The Jazz Academy makes available, instructional opportunities to children who have an interest in developing their, talent and knowledge about music. While the emphasis is on the Jazz genre, the Academy offers instruction for beginners who are just being introduced to the art form.
Please feel free to explore this web-site and contact us if you would like to know more about the Academy and the benefits of exploring the musical art form of Jazz.
Starts Wed., September 24th
Register now for the Jazz Academy Ensemble (JAE)! JAE is for young instrumental musicians that are interested in playing and performing Jazz music in a group setting. JAE develops improvisational skills and students learn to read and interpret jazz big band and combo charts. Students will perform advanced middle school and high school level music. To be eligible for JAE, students must be able to meet the entrance requirement. To meet the entrance requirement students must be able to play the Bb and F concert scales and must be able to play proficiently the jazz etude.
CLICK HERE ... this is a self-test. Students who can meet the requirements should sign up for JAE. Students who are not yet proficient in these skills are encouraged to sign up for JAIE (Jazz Academy Introductory Ensemble). Students who have attended at least one JAM Camp session or are currently in JAE are exempt from the entrance requirement and need not take the self test.
Class are every other Wednesday at 5:45pm beginning 9/24/2014 at Sligo Middle School; 1401 Dennis Ave; Silver Spring, MD.
The best place for the young musician to start learning about Jazz music is the Jazz Academy Introductory Ensemble (JAIE). JAIE is for students who have never played jazz music and would like to learn how to read and play jazz. To be eligible for JAIE, students be at least 8 years of age and must have at least 1 year of study on their instrument. Many students in this group have basic to intermediate classical training and would like to develop jazz music skills. Students will learn and develop improvisational skills and will learn how to read and interpret basic jazz charts. This is a great starting point for those students that are not quite ready for JAE.
Class are every other Wednesday at 5:45pm beginning 10/1/2014 at Sligo Middle School; 1401 Dennis Ave; Silver Spring, MD.
The Jazz Academy of Music has been invited to perform at the 6th Annual Jazz Education Network Conference on January 9, 2015 at 1:00pm on the Vision Stage! The conference this year will be in San Diego, California and our featured guest will be