Learn and have fun
at Jazz Night School

For beginning, intermediate, and advanced students of any age

Live Online Classes

Winter Session starting January 9th, 2021

Swingin' in the Rain 2020

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Beyond Scales & Modes: A New Approach to Improvisation, Jovino Santos Neto, Wednesday, 7:30-9:00pm Chord Melody Madness, Greg Ruby, Tuesday, 5:00-6:30pm Finding the Groove, Ray Clemens, Monday, 7:00-8:30pm Intermediate Ear Training, Tim Carey, Monday, 7:30-9:00pm Introduction to Home Music Production, Tim Carey, Thursday, 7:30-9:00pm

Winter 2021 begins January 9th

Live Online Classes

Whether you've played trumpet for 20 years or just started learning the bass, we provide live online classes and lessons that will accelerate your progress. Do you find yourself with more time to practice and want to learn new skills, connect with others, and have fun? Now’s the time to pursue your music dreams.

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Learning to Make Music

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, vocals, 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.

Also Available Online

During COVID-19 closures we are offering live online workshops and online private lessons

Students are saying:

I really love having online classes, I am taking Jared Hall's class and I'm learning a lot even if we are not together in-person.

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!

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!

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

After COVID-19


Play and perform in a small group. Our combos represent a range of styles including mainstream jazz (from standards to post-bop), Trad Jazz, Hot Club Jazz, Latin/Salsa, and Brazilian.


Big Bands

Play and perform in a large group. Mentored big band experiences for all ages and levels.

Big Bands


For all ages and skill levels, valuable performance experiences and vocal education with distinguished jazz mentors.


Jay Thomas Ensemble at KNKX

Jazz for Hire

Uplift your event and support our mission with live music performed by Jazz Night School musicians!

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