Jazz Arts Academy at The Basie
Online Registration NOT available for Audition-Based Programs or Special Workshops.
Other ways to Register: Fax, Mail, In Person or Call 732-224-8778 x125
OPEN TO ALL YOUNG MUSICIANS
SPRING SEMESTER: 10 weeks (April 7 – June 16) (No class on Mother's Day, May 12)
CLASSES: Sundays 4 - 6PM or 5:30 - 7:30PM (Scheduling based on placement outcome, to be determined April 7, 4PM)
(Call for exact time: 732-224-8778 x125)
FEE: $335 (plus $10 registration fee) – includes course materials, study guides and sheet music. Needs-based tuition assistance and scholarship programs are available.
SUMMER SESSION: ONE WEEK July 29 - August 2
CLASSES: 10AM - 4PM Daily, ALL INSTRUMENTS
FEE: $350, includes course materials, study guides and sheet music. Needs-based tuition assistance and scholarship programs are available.
• Learn from an all-star, all-pro faculty - comprehensive training in Jazz.
• Ensemble rehearsals, individual coaching, group lessons, and listening sessions.
• Master-classes with visiting artists and free access to Summer JazzFest concerts.
• Showcase performance at the Two River Theater on Friday evening, August 2.
• Have fun learning to improvise and improve on your instrument!
• Meet new jazz players from all over the region.
Also check out the Monday Adult Jammin' Jazz and Tuesday Kids Beginner Keyboard Classes in our Summer Session! Both classes are taught by Jazz Arts Project Faculty!
Learn to Improvise!
Gain valuable experience in Jazz Combos and Big Bands!Learn all about the jazz greats from the past… including Count Basie! Guest clinicians specializing in each instrument!
The Jazz Arts Academy is a comprehensive jazz studies program offering performing ensembles, improvisation, jazz history and general musicianship. The program will provide students with a “centralized jazz scene;” a place where they can supplement their school music program, meet new players from all over New Jersey, and gain valuable skills and experience in a fun and professional atmosphere.
Call to register: 732-224-8778 x125
About Our Faculty:
Bruce Williams, a powerful alto saxophonist has performed, toured, and recorded with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, the Count Basie Orchestra, The World Saxophone Quartet, the Roy Hargrove Big Band, RH Factor, and the Red Bank Jazz Orchestra to name a few. His music is filled with spirit, soul, intellect, groove, and freedom. A noted jazz educator and mentor to young jazz musicians, Bruce has served at the New School, Princeton University, and William Paterson University as well as Ohio State, Bard College, the Paris Conservatory and the NJPAC Jazz for Teens Program.
Peter Laurance (Education Associate) is an accomplished saxophonist and educator. He is a graduate of Rutgers University where he studied saxophone with Ralph Bowen and composition with Conrad Herwig. Peter has performed with Paquito D’Rivera, Tom “Bones” Malone, and Mike Smith.
Joe Muccioli (Education Program Director) is an internationally known conductor, producer, orchestrator and musicologist. Muccioli is co-founder and artistic director of Jazz Arts Project, Inc. and its flagship ensemble the Red Bank Jazz Orchestra. He is conductor and music director for actor/entertainer Joe Piscopo, and has conducted major symphonies and jazz orchestras throughout the world, including the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, the Duke Ellington Orchestra, the Chicago Jazz Ensemble, and the BBC Big Band. Joe has worked with hundreds of musical artists and entertainers and has himself been featured on TV and radio.
Your Support of the Jazz Arts Academy can Change a Child’s Life The Jazz Arts Academy is dedicated to providing high quality educational opportunities for all with a focus on underserved and at risk students. We offer needs-based scholarships to those who are unable to afford the program. Please consider a tax-deductable donation towards a full or partial tuition fee for one or more talented students!