Entries by Ernie Rideout

Miles Ahead Big Band wins DownBeat award for second year in a row

Congratulations to the Miles Ahead Big Band, directed by Mike Galisatus, on winning a DownBeat Magazine Student Music Award for two years running! Click here to see the awards listings. Congratulations to all Miles Ahead Big Bands and Giant Steps Big Bands on a fantastic performance last Sunday; videos of this performance are now on […]

Will there be in-person Jazz Camp this summer?

Who’s ready to play jazz in-person with other musicians? We certainly are, and we hope you are, too. Our jazz education courses for summer 2021 now include in-person ensembles! These combos will meet at Menlo College in Atherton, California. There will be two new programs: Evening Combo Option and SJW Combo Camp. Our Evening Combo Option […]

Summer online jazz programs now open for registration

Last year, SJW had such overwhelmingly positive feedback to Jazz Camp Online that we decided to expand our summer jazz online experience with a new program for 2021: Jazz Institute Online. Giving participants access to some of the great jazz musicians of the world, Jazz Institute Online is designed for adults 18 and over, though […]