Current JAO members do not have to audition but must indicate their intentions to return by completing the registration form no later than September 6, 2014.
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.
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 that will be available for download on August 23, 2014. This is a self-test. Students who can meet the above requirements should sign up for JAE. Students who are not yet proficient in these skills are encouraged to sign up for JAIE. 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.
Interview with Randy Brecker