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Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Summer Jazz Academy is the premier high school program for advanced high school jazz students.  This two-week program, designed and instructed by Wynton Marsalis and a select team of faculty, serves as a rigorous training institute for 42 of the most advanced and dedicated high school jazz students (grades 9-12).  Students will apply by audition and participate in one of two big bands multiple performing small combos, receive private lessons, and experience classes in aesthetics, culture, history, performance practice and pedagogy. In addition to this educational component, the institute will also feature several public performances featuring the student combos, student big bands, along with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis at Bard College during the summer of 2017.

General Information

Tuition: FREE
Room: $1,190
Board: $952
(Scholarships Available)

Ages Range:        Grades 9-12
Program Length:    2 weeks residential
Program Dates:    July 17th, 2017 – July 30th, 2017


Faculty and Staff

Wynton Marsalis, Trumpet
Marcus Printup, Trumpet
Ted Nash, Saxophone
Vincent Gardner, Trombone
Helen Sung, Piano
James Chirillo, Guitar
Rodney Whitaker, Bass
Ali Jackson, Drums


Email:         SJAInfo@jazz.org
Phone:        212-258-9816