Jazz Ensemble

$208 ($198 members) · 110 minutes · Weekly for 8 weeks

Learn to play comfortably in a small jazz combo (5-10 instruments). Learn tunes from styles like be-bop, hard bop, jazz-rock (fusion), swing, Latin jazz and new trad. Practice improvising and soloing over many styles and changes, and then show off your chops in a final performance. You should be familiar with basic jazz theory and able to read music.


Beginning Music Theory or ability to construct major, minor and 7th chords and read melodies and chord changes for your instrument. Sight reading is not required.

Special Info

For all instruments. Bring your own equipment (practice amp, snare and cymbals, etc.).

Instruments: Bass, Accordion, Conga, Drums/Hand & Percussion, Drum Kit, Fiddle, Flute, Guitar, Harmonica, Mandolin, Piano, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet, Viola, Violin, Percussion

Class Schedules and Availability

The Old Town School of Folk Music, Inc.
4544 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago IL 60625  •  773.728.6000