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, or even just the chance to jam at the Open Jazz Jams. The new Jazz It Up class introduces the beats, rhythm and groove of jazz to young musicians and music lovers. 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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