Jazz Classes



Been playing or singing a while now? Ready for some jazz? Well, we're ready for you.

Now that you've built up some skills (perhaps in a basic guitar or voice class), you're ready to move onto one of Old Town School's jazz classes!

Our talented staff has put together a terrific set of classes with opportunities for you to work on individual instrument or vocal skills, or to move to the next level and begin negotiating the dynamics of a group setting. So, turn off that turntable and check out our jazz program - it's comfortable, it's professional, it's your next step!

List of All Jazz Classes (26 found)

Jazz Dance

Dance  |  Group ClassOpen to All

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $152 ($142 members)

Thursday with Nancy Teinowitz

Jazz steps and combinations to a variety of popular music!

Studio - Jazz Dance: Intermediate

Dance  |  Group ClassIntermediate

75 minutes

Musical Theater Dance: Int/Adv

Dance  |  Group ClassIntermediate

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $152 ($142 members)

Wednesday with Nancy Teinowitz

Beginning Jazz Lab

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediate

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $147 ($137 members)

Thursday with Jack Cassidy

This is the class to build your chops in.

Big Band Jazz Ensemble

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediate

110 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $224 ($214 members)

Tuesday with Jack Cassidy

Think the Cotton Club comes to Lincoln Square.

Brazilian Ensemble

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $216 ($206 members)

Tuesday with Luciano Antonio or Heitor Garcia

Voices and instruments join together to play this infectious music.

Gypsy Jazz Ensemble

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $200 ($190 members)

If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Guitar Program Manager Jimmy Tomasello with your contact information.

Jazz Ensemble

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediate

110 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $208 ($198 members)

Monday with Jack Cassidy

You've learned the chops and charts and now it's time to play with others.

Jazz Ensemble Improv 1

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $200 ($190 members)

Thursday with Jack Cassidy

Now we're starting to really play this stuff!

Jazz Ensemble Improv 2

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $200 ($190 members)

Thursday with Jack Cassidy

Let's get good and serious.

Latin Jazz Ensemble

Ensemble  |  Group ClassAdvanced

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $200 ($190 members)

Sunday with Manny Bances

Afro-Cuban rhythms and jazz performance will inform your jazz study.

Latin Grooves and Roots Ensemble

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $200 ($190 members)

Sunday with Manny Bances

Add some spicy flavorings to whatever style you play: Jamming with Latin Roots music and contemporary funky fusions.

Windy City Ensemble

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediateNew!

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $200 ($190 members)

Sunday with Andrea Bunch

Connect with your metropolitan roots!

Building Chord Vocabulary

Guitar  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $196 ($186 members)

Thursday with Steve Hutchins

Let's go beyond bar chords and learn to respond fearlessly to any chart.

Introduction to Jazz Guitar

Guitar  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $196 ($186 members)

Wednesday with Tony do Rosario

No matter what genre of music you play, this class will take your playing to a whole other level.

Jazz Guitar 1

Guitar  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $196 ($186 members)

Saturday with Tony do Rosario

Take your time to absorb the fundamentals of jazz guitar.

Jazz Guitar 2

Guitar  |  Group ClassAdvanced

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $196 ($186 members)

Wednesday or Saturday with Tony do Rosario

Build your repertoire from session to session.

Introduction to Brazilian Guitar

Guitar  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $196 ($186 members)

If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Guitar Program Manager Jimmy Tomasello with your contact information.

Introduction To Flamenco Guitar

Guitar  |  Group ClassBeginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $196 ($186 members)

This class is offered on a rotating basis.
If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Guitar Program Manager Jimmy Tomasello with your contact information.

Introduction to Gypsy Jazz Guitar

Guitar  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $196 ($186 members)

Gypsy Jazz Guitar Skills

Guitar  |  Group ClassIntermediateNew!

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $196 ($186 members)

Monday with Michael O'Toole

Learn to incorporate rhythm and melody with this vital musical genre.

Bass Guitar 4

Bass  |  Group ClassAdvanced

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $196 ($186 members)

This class is offered in rotation thru the year. If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Guitar Program Manager Jimmy Tomasello with your contact information.

Jazz Theory for All Instruments

Songwriting  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $196 ($186 members)

This class is offered on a rotating basis. We'll return in the fall.
If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Guitar Program Manager Jimmy Tomasello with your contact information.

Applied Jazz Theory for All Instruments

Songwriting  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $196 ($186 members)

Monday with Jack Cassidy

You've learned the scales and chords, now it's time to take it to the bandstand.

Jazz Vocals - Art of the Duo

Voice  |  Group ClassAdvanced

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $216 ($206 members)

Monday with Typhanie Monique or Randy Morris

Discover the beautiful relationship between singer and accompanist.

Swing Vocal Harmony

Voice  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $196 ($186 members)

Thursday with Barbara Silverman

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