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New Students

Jazz Night School provides innovative music education designed for adults. Enjoy quality instruction for all skill levels - fun, supportive, and judgement-free. Whether you are a curious beginner or a seasoned performer, we have a place for you.

New Students

How to Register

From the Learn menu above, explore our offerings including Combos, Big Bands, Online Classes, and Private Instruction. Registration is available from each offering's page. Tuition for ten-week courses range from $295 to $645, and tuition assistance is available.

Who We Are

Jazz Night School is a community-based nonprofit dedicated to promoting the appreciation and celebration of Black American music. Our passion lies in advocating for the universal right of individuals to participate in and learn music according to their unique identities and to foster cross-cultural connections and community.


What are students saying about Jazz Night School?

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Students are saying:

I have been amazed that I found an avenue to play an instrument that I love and took up very late in life (55) with instructors and people who are encouraging and fun. 

Cindy Goodwin

 Jazz Night School combines great teaching with a real sense of community. I'll be playing music here for many years to come. Thanks JNS!


Jazz Night School is fulfilling a long-held dream to become a better player.

Warren Wilson

Playing music that I love with other people gives me such joy. I'm gaining confidence, improving my skills, and having fun doing it!


It is great to share my passion with others and work on a creative endeavor through Jazz Night School. I appreciate the positive energy, making new friends with the same interest and finding new avenues to play together.

Marianne Gonterman

Beginning Classes and Combos go better together!

Why Take Online Classes?

Play together, learn together.

Learning to make music, like many abilities people acquire, depends on “doing”. Jazz Night School has proven this with all our performance-based learning experiences within combos and big bands. That’s great because we can learn in the company of others - even more fun and rewarding.

Is that all it takes?

Growing musicianship however requires development of core areas which require individual work. In fact, the amount of solitary time invested and the quality of effort dedicated to developing these primary components of music-making, directly determine the state of our musicianship... more here.

We are thankful for the support of the following organizations:

Jay Thomas Ensemble at KNKX