About Us

SoCal Jazz Academy LLC was established in January 2019 in Orange County, California. It carries the mission to provide World class performance-based education with a focus on improvisation and jazz performance practice in group settings and through 1-on-1 instruction with outstanding Southern California based faculty. To learn more about our school, please check out a short video we put together about our first year in business -- School of Dreams: Meditations on the topics in community jazz education available below.


My passion is to enable every student gain an understanding that their voice is unique and that we as a school are here to help them gain necessary tools to continue this journey throughout a lifetime.

- Dr. Karim Yengsep, Founder/Director