JAZZU

With the help of our charitable doners and foundations, JazzU places talented middle and high school musicians in small jazz combos, which meet weekly between September and May. Students not only get the benefit of working with JazzU faculty, but also the opportunity to meet and work with musicians participating in the Jazz St. Louis Artist Residency Program.

Jazz St. Louis JazzU program is made possible by the following sponsors:

JAZZU CLASSES INCLUDE

  • Ensemble Playing
  • Improvisation
  • Music Theory Concepts
  • Listening Strategies

JAZZU FACULTY

  • Cody Henry – Trombone – Bio
  • Andy Ament – Saxophone – Bio
  • Aaron Lehde – Saxophone – Bio
  • Adaron Jackson – Piano – Bio
  • Jason Swagler – Saxophone – Bio
  • Bob DeBoo – Bass – Bio
  • Kaleb Kirby – Drums – Bio

STUDENT ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible to attend JazzU, students must be in any grade 6-12 and attend a school in the St. Louis Metro area (Missouri/Illinois).

TUITION AND FEES

We are able to offer accepted students scholarships that cover the cost of participation in the program. These scholarships allow us to keep JazzU free for all students.

AUDITIONS

Auditions will take place June 3-6, between 3 and 9 pm in the Centene Jazz Education Center, located on the 3rd floor of the Harold and Dorothy Steward Center for Jazz, 3536 Washington Ave., St. Louis, MO 63103. Click Here for more information about auditioning and audition materials.

MEMBERSHIP & 2019-20 APPLICATION

Applications are now open for the 2019-20 JazzU program. Auditions will be held June 3-6, 2019. The application deadline is Friday, April 26, 2019.  Click here to access the online application.

JAZZ ST. LOUIS ALL-STARS

The Jazz St. Louis All-Stars comprises the top students in the JazzU program. Placement in this group is a result of JazzU auditions in the spring. The All-Star ensemble serves as JSL’s cultural ambassadors at many area events.

MEET OUR ALL-STARS

MISSION

Jazz St. Louis is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to lead our community in advancing the uniquely American art of jazz through live performance, education and community engagement.

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