The Jazz Academy Orchestra (JAO)

The Jazz Academy Orchestra “JAO” is a large ensemble where students learn and perform the big band charts of Duke Ellington, Glen Miller and other writers of the big band era and beyond. It is a great evening program for young musicians grades 7th thorough 12th. Classes meet during the school year. There are two semester, Fall ( starts mid-September) and Winter (starts mid-January). Class sessions are bi-weekly on Thursday at Sligo Middle School in Silver Spring, Maryland under the direction of Paul Carr. The Orchestra performs at various events in the D.C. Metropolitan area.

Program

The Orchestra will perform 2-3 times each semester at various venues around the Washington Metropolitan area. The Orchestra focus is on the straight-ahead jazz genre. The orchestra will be comprised of 18 – 20 instruments. In the past Jazz Academy students have performed at wonderful venues and events such as the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival, The Tri-C Jazz Festival (Cleveland, Ohio), Jazz Education Network Conference (San Diego, CA), Strathmore Music Center, Blues Alley Supper Club, The Big Band Bash on the Mall and the University of Maryland. The orchestras will be performing at similar events and venues in the coming year.

As with all Jazz Academy offerings, students will work with professional musicians to enhance their skills in the interpretation of the music.

Location

Place Sligo Middle School
1401 Dennis Ave
Silver Spring, MD
Term Fall: 9/22/2015-12/1/2015
Winter:
SPECIAL THURSDAY REHEARSALS: January 14, and 21, February 4, and 11, 2016.
Rehearsals are back to bi-weekly on Tuesday, February 23.

2/23/2016 – 4/19/2016
Time 7:00pm – 8:45pm
Performance Attire Students must have:

  • Males: Black Jacket, Long Black Pants, White Shirt and a Black Tie.
  • Females: Black Jacket, Long Black Pants, Long Black Skirt and a White Blouse.

The Jazz Academy will provide:

  1. A Jazz Academy Polo Shirt
  2. A Jazz Academy Patch that must be sewn onto the left pocket area of the Black Jacket.

Students will wear the following for:

  1. Formal performances: Black Jacket and Pants or Skirt, White Shirt with tie or Blouse
  2. Upscale casual performance: Black Jacket and Pants with Polo Shirt.
  3. Casual performances: Black Pants with Polo Shirt.

News

Sunday
14th Feb 2016
JAO on MAJF Club Stage @ 3:30pm


Jazz Academy Orchestra

at

Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival

1750 Rockville Pike

Rockville, MD 20852

888.909-6330

Join the Jazz Academy Orchestra (JA0) directed by Paul Carr on the MAJF Club Stage.

Time: 3:30pm – 4:45pm

Family and Friends Price:
$12
On-line Only

CLICK HERE to order your tickets now!

IMPORTANT!
Special Rehearsals

Jazz Academy Ensemble (JAE) and Jazz Academy Orchestra (JAO) special rehearsals:

JAE 5:45pm and JAO 7:00pm

Thursdays January 14, and 21 February 4, and 11

ADULT COURSE …
JAM Improv

Next Class
Feb 2, 2016

Have you been meaning to dust off that ax?
Want to take your music to another level?
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Then, JAM Improv is the place for you!


LOCATION:
Sligo Middle School
Band Room
1401 Dennis Avenue
Silver Spring, MD


See page for more information.

JAM Improv


Sessions - October 27, 2015; November 10, 2015; January 12, 2016 February 2, 2016; March 15, 2016; April 12, 2016; and May 10, 2016. Marketing Class May 17, 2016


Ages: 16+

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