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Jazz Education

Learning how to play jazz music primarily takes place on the bandstand, but since being recognized as an intricate art form, jazz programs have been shooting up in colleges and universities throughout the world. Here you will find links to collegiate jazz education programs, as well as camps and institutes that provide training and creative outlets for aspiring musicians.
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Jazz in America: Jazz Education
This links directly to Jazz in America's outline of the history of jazz education. There is also an expansive list of links to university jazz programs across the country.

Barry Harris' Jazz Education Workshops
Pianist and educator Barry Harris provides regular workshops devoted to teaching the foundations of jazz improvisation.

Jazz Institute of Chicago
Founded in 1969, the Jazz Institute of Chicago seeks to promote the roots of Chicago jazz through performances, fairs, and educational programs.

Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshops
Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshops offer jazz theory and ear training instruction, as well as ensemble coaching and jam sessions led by a tremendous faculty. The week-long sessions are designed for dedicated beginning and advanced jazz students.

Jazz and Creative Music at the Banff Centre
Directed by trumpeter Dave Douglass, the jazz program at the Banff Centre is an intensive and selective two-week program for improvising musicians.

Jazz in America: Jazz Education
This links directly to Jazz in America's outline of the history of jazz education. There is also an expansive list of links to university jazz programs across the country.

Barry Harris' Jazz Education Workshops
Pianist and educator Barry Harris provides regular workshops devoted to teaching the foundations of jazz improvisation.

Jazz Institute of Chicago
Founded in 1969, the Jazz Institute of Chicago seeks to promote the roots of Chicago jazz through performances, fairs, and educational programs.

Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshops
Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshops offer jazz theory and ear training instruction, as well as ensemble coaching and jam sessions led by a tremendous faculty. The week-long sessions are designed for dedicated beginning and advanced jazz students.

Jazz and Creative Music at the Banff Centre
Directed by trumpeter Dave Douglass, the jazz program at the Banff Centre is an intensive and selective two-week program for improvising musicians.

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