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.



There are a few slots available in the Jazz Academy Orchestra!

Auditions are on ...
Tuesday, 9/12/17 - 5pm to 8pm
Saturday, 9/19/17 - 11am to 4pm.

2017/2018 Term begins Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 7:00pm
There a several spots available, in particular, there is a need for
  • Bassists
  • Trumpets
  • Trombonists

    JAE and JAO Rehearsals
    Begin September 2017

    2017-2018 REHEARSALS:
    Every other Tuesday starting September 19, 2017

    Sligo Middle School
    1401 Dennis Avenue
    Silver Spring, MD

    September 19
    October 3, 17, 31
    November 14, 28
    December 5

    Interested in
    the Ensemble?

    The Jazz Academy Ensemble (JAE) is for young instrumental musicians that are interested in playing and performing Jazz music in a group setting. JAE is an excellent opportunity for young musicians who have never improvised or created a solo or those who are in the formative stages of developing their improvisational skills.
    No Audition Required!
    Rehearsal begins 9/19/17 at 5:45pm (bi-weekly) reg-limited-space CLICK HERE to Register.