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WINTER Session 2021

Orientation and Placement — Sunday January 19, 2021
Full Sessions Begin — Sunday January 24, 2021

• Fun Jazz Ensembles   • Personalized Instruction   • Music Theory & Improvisation

• Listening Sessions  • World-Renowned Faculty  • Visiting Guest Clinicians

• Meet New Friends   • A Special Place for Musical and Personal Growth

Register Now!

Call: (732) 224-8778 x 125 


  • Students ages 13 – 19 on all instruments are welcome.

  • 6 Weekly virtual sessions at 4pm Sundays

  • In addition students will receive 4 private, virtual lessons from a professional musician/educator on your individual instrument.

  • Days and/or times may be posted depending on enrollment

  • Student ensembles will perform at a special student showcase TBA


Session Fee: Jazz Arts Academy    $350.00

Inquire about Discount for Returning Students 

Tuition assistance grants and a limited number of full scholarships are available. 
Please apply early, as these opportunities are limited.

The Jazz Arts Academy is a year-round, comprehensive jazz studies program organized and presented by the non-profit Jazz Arts Project, Inc. in association with the Count Basie Center for the Arts


This program offers expert musical mentoring with performance ensembles, improvisation, general musicianship, coaching, special workshops, and jam sessions in addition to jazz repertory and discussions about the history of jazz.  The academy provides middle school and high school aged students with a ‘centralized jazz scene,’ a place where they can supplement their school music program, meet new players from the entire region and gain valuable skills and experience in a safe, fun and professional atmosphere.


Learn from an all-star, all-pro faculty. Receive comprehensive training in improvisation, music theory, jazz history, and on your instrument. The program features group lessons, individual coaching, and listening sessions, as well as masterclasses with visiting artists. Have fun learning to improvise, improving on your instrument, and meeting other young musicians!

*Tuition includes course materials, study guides & sheet music.