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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 SJW’s YouTube channel. Click here to see the playlist!

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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 is available exclusively to musicians who are enrolled in one of our online programs, either Jazz Camp Online or Jazz Institute Online. Adding the Evening Combo Option to your online program transforms it into the best hybrid jazz education program available!

The SJW Combo Camp offers daytime opportunities for in-person small ensembles. Combos will meet for three hours per day, beginning at either 10:00 a.m or 2:00 p.m. Combo Camp is offered during the same dates as Jazz Camp Online (July 12 – July 16 and/or July 19 – 23) and Jazz Institute Online (July 26 – 30), so it’s not possible to enroll in both concurrently. But you could enroll in Jazz Camp Online and add the Evening Combo Option during one week, and then take Combo Camp the next, for example.

All combos will be directed by our experienced jazz education faculty members, so you’ll learn a lot as well as play a lot.

All in-person programs will follow all state and local COVID-19 protocols.