Jazz Department

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With an all-star faculty of instructors and Juno-award-winning performers, the Jazz Department seeks to open up the world of this great music by inviting students of all levels and musical disciplines.

The VSO School offers a wide range of opportunities for jazz lovers to play together, from the Big Band, to the more intimate Specialty Jazz Combos (including a NEW kids' combo), or even just the chance to jam at the Open Jazz Jams. For those looking for a more in-depth understanding of the art form, the Jazz Language class guides participants through the world of Jazz theory and improv, while What Makes It Jazz? presentations give a "backstage tour" of the various periods and prodigies of Jazz History.


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