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Kansas City Jazz Academy

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Middle/High School Classes

Saturdays, June 9-July 28, 2018, 1:00 - 3:00pm

Learn the jazz language directly through hands-on work with top educators. Performance-based educational experiences are offered in Big Band, Combos, and Improvisation Classes. Designed for students in grades 7-12 with at least one year of experience playing their instrument at school, church, or elsewhere. There is a $10 registration fee for this program.

Audition and Requirements

Wind Instruments (saxophones, trumpets, trombones)

  1. One prepared piece of choice that may or may not include improvisation

  2. Sight-reading

  3. Improvisation over F or Bb blues changes (optional)

Rhythm Section Instruments (piano, guitar, vibes and bass)

  1. One prepared piece of choice that may or may not include improvisation

  2. Sight-reading

  3. Comping and improvisation over F or Bb blues changes

Drum Set

  1. One prepared piece of choice that may or may not include improvisation

  2. Sight-reading

  3. Trading 4’s

  4. Be required to play the following grooves - Swing, Funk/Rock, Latin 

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Elementary Grade Classes

Saturdays, June 9-July 28, 2018, 1:00 - 3:00pm

Discover a love for jazz! Students ages 7-12 learn core music concepts, instrument skills, and jazz history. No prior instrument experience is necessary for these general music classes. There is no registration fee for this program. 

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Toddler/Pre-K Classes

Saturdays, June 9-July 28, 2018, 1:00 - 3:00pm

Explore the jazz experience with improvisation, movement, play, art, story, and song! General music classes designed for students ages 2-6 promote an appreciation of jazz. No prior instrument experience is necessary. There is no registration fee for this program.

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