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Jazz Combo Program

The varied instrumentation Jazz Imprvosiation & Repertoire group class otherwise known as Jazz Combo offers its participants a unique opportunity to learn from master faculty and guest clinicians in a professionally equipped facility over the period of 10 weeks. The sessions culminate with a public Recital performance during Fall and Spring on a professional stage, and Jazz Juries at the end of Winter and Summer sessions.

In addition, group class participants are able to take private lessons without the required registration fee and discounted rate of over 20% on an ad hoc basis and are often invited to participate in the community outreach functions of the school, such as local gigs, jam sessions, and other presentations. We hope to hear from you soon!

For more details please check out the Syllabus and the Academic Calendar. Students must sign and return the Terms of Services Agreement prior to class start time.


If you are not sure what to play, please contact Dr. Yengsep for a consultation by email (no phone calls) at


Please allow at least a week of response time, to ensure faster response, please demonstrate at least one from the following, depending on your comfort level:

  1. 1-2 octave major or minor scale of your choice 

  2. A jazz standard head (melody)

  3. An improvised solo over a 12-bar major blues

  4. Drummers, please provide a sample of two contrasting styles (i.e. bossa nova and medium swing).

If no space is available we will keep you on a waiting list and offer placement at the first available opportunity. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Thank you for submitting the form. We will be in touch!

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