Gypsy Jazz Ensemble,
Rick Leppanen,
Monday, 7:15-8:45pm

Class ID: SEGJE3

This ensemble works on Hot Club Jazz style music often said to have been started by guitarist Jean “Django” Reinhardt in the 1930s.

  • Instrumentation may include guitars, clarinet or sax, one to two violins, accordion, mandolin, vibes, bass, and percussion (sorry, not offered for drummers)
  • Guided rehearsals with individual attention
  • Play in final performance

The Ensemble is open to players Levels 1-3.

Student Requirements

Punctual attendance and desire to learn to play jazz/desire to improve.

Students supply their instrument.


Homework is comprised of playing assignments based on the ensemble music and individual needs.

Ensemble meets 1.5 hours weekly.

Registration and Payments

Registration for a small ensemble requires payment in full by the first meeting of a session (unless special arrangements have been made). Seats are filled on a ‘first-come, first-serve’ basis and cannot be assigned unless payment is received. Payments can be made by cash, check, or credit card.

Please refer to our Policies page for information regarding important information about registration and payment.