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Experience Jazz 2021 Accepting Applications NOW!

Updated February 15, 2021

Experience Jazz is an innovative ensemble experience connecting students across communities and genres. It’s a genre-bridging music ensemble program for instrumentalists, vocalists, rappers, DJs and other aspiring musical artists with a desire to make music rooted in jazz, pop and hip-hop, to create and collaborate together. 

Lead by Jeff Bailey with Cody LeDuc, Kavyesh Kaviraj with DeCarlo Jackson, Michel.Be with Mickey Breeze, this year’s program is will run online for 12 weeks, meeting Saturdays 10:30am-12:30pm on Zoom, March 20-June 12! Applications currently accepted through Friday, March 5, 2021.

Due to limited space, we encourage interested students to apply up as soon as possible. 

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Experience Jazz 2020 releases new music!

Updated October 29, 2020

“Experience Jazz 2020: The Sounds of Distance,” is available worldwide on all digital platforms! Download, stream and add to your playlists now on SpotifyiTunesYouTube Music, and Bandcamp. Proceeds go to supporting Minnesota Jazz Education. Released on “Another Level Records,” High School for Recording Arts’ student-led record label. Learn the story behind this incredible album here.

When faced with the COVID-19 pandemic, we made the brave decision to move our Experience Jazz combo program online. This enabled students the unique opportunity to continue learning together remotely, and learn how to record from home songs they composed and arranged in program, pre-COVID. 

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