SJW is committed to providing the best jazz education experiences possible, whether we can meet with our students in-person or online.
In addition to our popular Giant Steps and Miles Ahead programs online this spring, we’re offering a new online program called Miles Ahead Institute, which focuses on learning as many as 50 great jazz compositions and standards. Giant Steps Jazz Online and Miles Ahead Jazz Online use our exclusive virtual combo instruction that helps get middle school and high school instrumentalists to a more confident level, regardless of how much jazz experience they already have.
Giant Steps Jazz Online is for all middle school instrumentalists who have been playing at least one year.
Miles Ahead Jazz Online is for all high school instrumentalists who have been playing at least 18 months.
Miles Ahead Institute is open to high school instrumentalists by audition only.
With up to four live sessions each day with some of the greatest jazz artists, private lessons, fun live group online activities, and access to SJW’s library of on-demand jazz content, SJW Jazz Camp Online helped nearly 400 jazz students get to the next level of mastery on their instrument or voice, and improved their jazz performance and improvisation.
We’re happy to announce that we’ll offer Jazz Camp Online in 2021, in two one-week sessions beginning July 11 and July 18.
And we’re very excited to announce our new summer online program for adults, Jazz Institute Online. Jazz Institute Online gives you an opportunity to connect directly with some of the greatest jazz artists in the world. You’ll improve your instrumental or vocal technique, learn great repertoire, get deep into the history and culture of jazz, and become a much more confident jazz soloist.
At Jazz Institute Online, you get to choose your classes, pursue your interests, and create the perfect curriculum for yourself. Professionals, music educators, and amateurs will find just what they need to get their playing and teaching to the next level, and for adults 18 and over, no audition is required, just a recording for placement. Younger musicians who are still in high school can audition for admission, too.
Just click on any of the tiles in the gallery at right to learn more, and to sign up.