“While rooted in jazz, this program embraces the power and artistry of hiphop, rhythm & blues and other genres students and instructors want to explore together. We strive to bring together students of a multitude of cultural and musical backgrounds in an innovative music-making environment.”
– Justin Christy, Board Chair
Minnesota Jazz Education
About Experience Jazz
Experience Jazz is a genre-bridging music ensemble program for instrumentalists, vocalists, rappers, DJs and other aspiring musical artists. The goal of this program is to foster creativity and collaboration by bringing together aspiring artists from diverse backgrounds with a common desire to make new music rooted in jazz, blues, pop and hip-hop.
Experience Jazz 2020
Experience Jazz 2020 will run 13 weeks, February 8 to May 16 (March 30 and April 6 off for Spring Break). Sessions take place Saturdays 1:30-4:30pm at High School for Recording Arts, a secure facility with ample free parking, centrally located in St. Paul, off University Avenue and Lexington Parkway.
Enrollment is open now! Click here to complete an application, we ask all applicants to send a video work sample, and answer some interview questions.
Please join us for an Open House on Saturday, January 25 at 2pm at High School for Recording Arts to meet our teaching artists, tour the studio and rehearsal facilities, and ask any questions about our program!
This year’s program is made possible thanks to the STAR Grant from the City of St. Paul. Your contribution ensures the future of innovative programming like Experience Jazz! Donate here today.