Jazz Ensembles



Adult Jazz Workshop

Colburn’s Adult Jazz Workshops consist of musicians who are proficient on their instruments and have some experience in jazz studies. We will explore the jazz genre through active listening, discussion, and application of specific elements of jazz performance. All group members are encouraged to contribute to exchange of ideas and apply concepts by recording themselves to share with the class. New students welcome, please contact instructor Liz Kinnon for more information at [email protected]



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Kinnon 1/31 - 5/2 Su 12:30 PM - 02:25 PM $467.00 View
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Jazz Theory I

Explore theory and harmony as applied to the jazz idiom. Areas of study include ear training, tonality, function, form, chord extensions, scale sources, and common progressions. Students will also learn to identify common tools and strategies by analyzing solos by jazz masters.  

 Prerequisite: A solid command of all major scales, key signatures, and triads. Familiarity with 4-part chords strongly recommended. Sightreading not required, but students must be able to read music. Successful completion of Colburn's Elementary Theory II or approval of instructor. 



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Jazz Theory II

Deeper study of melody, harmony, and rhythm as applied to jazz progressions, tunes, and improvisation. Focus on form, structure, scale sources, improv strategies, and emphasis on ear training.

Prerequisites: Jazz Theory 1 or approval of instructor. New students contact instructor before enrolling: [email protected]



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Monday Night Band
Jazz Ensembles are by audition only. The instrumental ensembles are devoted to the performance of jazz repertoire and the development of the students' musical concepts, improvisations, and compositions. All instruments (including stringed instruments) are welcome in the Jazz Ensembles, please contact [email protected] for auditions to ensure proper placement. Participation requires year-long committment. Students may only enroll in this class if they were pre-approved or attended class in the previous semester. New students may contact the office to schedule at audition at 213-621-4548.

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Secard 8/31 - 5/24 Mo 07:00 PM - 08:55 PM $1,015.00 View

Saturday 2:30 PM Band
Jazz Ensembles are by audition only. The instrumental ensembles are devoted to the performance of jazz repertoire and the development of the students' musical concepts, improvisations, and compositions. All instruments (including stringed instruments) are welcome in the Jazz Ensembles. Students may only enroll in this class if they were pre-approved or attended class in the previous semester.

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Secard 9/5 - 5/22 Sa 02:30 PM - 04:25 PM $1,015.00 View

Sunday 1:00 PM Band
Jazz Ensembles are by audition only. The instrumental ensembles are devoted to the performance of jazz repertoire and the development of the students' musical concepts, improvisations, and compositions. All instruments (including stringed instruments) are welcome in the Jazz Ensembles. Students may only enroll in this class if they were pre-approved or attended class in the previous semester. New students may submit an online inquiry for placement. All classes will take place online and will require a laptop/tablet and stable internet connection. Continuing students who enroll between August 1 - 30, will receive 2.5% off the listed class fee. Students may be required to download and use third party software applications such as irealpro as part of their at home practice requirements.

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Secard 9/6 - 5/23 Su 01:00 PM - 02:55 PM $1,015.00 View

Sunday 11:00 AM Band
Jazz Ensembles are by audition only. The instrumental ensembles are devoted to the performance of jazz repertoire and the development of the students' musical concepts, improvisations, and compositions. All instruments (including stringed instruments) are welcome in the Jazz Ensembles. Students may only enroll in this class if they were pre-approved or attended class in the previous semester. New students may submit an online inquiry for placement. All classes will take place online and will require a laptop/tablet and stable internet connection. Continuing students who enroll between August 1 - 30, will receive 2.5% off the listed class fee. Students may be required to download and use third party software applications such as irealpro as part of their at home practice requirements.

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Secard 9/6 - 5/23 Su 11:00 AM - 12:55 PM $1,015.00 View

Sunday 3:30 PM Band
Jazz Ensembles are by audition only. The instrumental ensembles are devoted to the performance of jazz repertoire and the development of the students' musical concepts, improvisations, and compositions. All instruments (including stringed instruments) are welcome in the Jazz Ensembles. Students may only enroll in this class if they were pre-approved or attended class in the previous semester. New students may submit an online inquiry for placement. All classes will take place online and will require a laptop/tablet and stable internet connection. Continuing students who enroll between August 1 - 30, will receive 2.5% off the listed class fee. Students may be required to download and use third party software applications such as irealpro as part of their at home practice requirements.

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Thursday Night Band
Jazz Ensembles are by audition only. The instrumental ensembles are devoted to the performance of jazz repertoire and the development of the students' musical concepts, improvisations, and compositions. All instruments (including stringed instruments) are welcome in the Jazz Ensembles.  Participation requires year-long committment. Students may only enroll in this class if they were pre-approved or attended class in the previous semester. New students may contact the office to schedule at audition at 213-621-4548.

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Secard 9/3 - 5/20 Th 07:00 PM - 08:55 PM $1,015.00 View

Tuesday 7:00 PM Band
Jazz Ensembles are by audition only. The instrumental ensembles are devoted to the performance of jazz repertoire and the development of the students' musical concepts, improvisations, and compositions. All instruments (including stringed instruments) are welcome in the Jazz Ensembles. Participation requires year-long committment. Students may only enroll in this class if they were pre-approved or attended class in the previous semester. New students may contact the office to schedule at audition at 213-621-4548.

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Secard 9/8 - 5/18 Tu 07:00 PM - 08:55 PM $1,015.00 View