My daughter said all the teachers are amazing, super supportive of students learning jazz for the first time.
~ Jazz Camp parent

Ages 13 – Adult

Prerequisite: 18 months instruction

Evening Summer Session:
June 18th & 25th – July 2nd & 9th
Braun Music Center (Stanford Campus)

Program Focus

    • Hands-on performance and learning
    • Instruction and feedback from top SJW faculty
    • Basic, intermediate and advanced improvisation approaches
    • All instruments welcome, but space is limited to 20 students

Miles Ahead Improv Sessions

In this hands-on class on improvisation, you’ll learn to recognize chord symbols, and to identify scales and note choices that go with chords. Every week, you’ll use that knowledge to have fun playing jazz! You’ll learn by playing lots of great pieces from the jazz repertoire, and by getting more familiar with the vocabulary of jazz. Most important, you’ll sound better by increasing your creativity and confidence.

Classes meet on four Monday evenings, (6/18, 6/25, 7/2 and 7/9) – 5:30 – 7:30p.m, at Braun Music Center on the campus of Stanford University.  Open to middle and high school music students and adults. Minimum student enrollment will be 10 students, maximum student enrollment is 20. Beginning to advanced students welcome! All students will be invited to hang and play at the CoHo jam session following each class from 8-10pm.

Instructor Steven Lugerner is the Manager of Education Programs and camp Co-Director at SJW. As a saxophonist and composer, Steven is well known and respected as a member of the Bay Area jazz community and as a jazz educator.

Full class schedule:

June 18th 2018

June 25th 2018

July 2nd 2018

July 9th 2018

All classes are 5:30-7:30pm, CoHo jam session to follow from 8-10pm!

Tuition : $350

Attendance at all four classes isn’t required for an incredible experience!

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