How it works
Selected combos get their own monthly coaching session, performance and leadership opportunities and a final performance in the spring at Jazz Alley. Combos also get a photo shoot and social media promotion on Seattle JazzED channels.

In return, combos host a monthly jam session and do 1-3 gigs on behalf of Seattle JazzED in the community. Combos must have one parent/guardian liaison available by cell phone on gig days.

Coaching Schedule
Each combo will get their own professional coach, who will work with them once a month for seven months. Each coaching session runs from 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM on one Friday per month; i.e. Combo 1 gets coached on the first Friday of each month, Combo 2 gets coached on the second Friday of each month, etc.

Paid Gigs
If an All-Star Combo completes 3 community gigs, they will be paid a $30 stipend each for every additional gig booked through Seattle JazzED.

Coaching and jam sessions will take place at the MLK FAME Community Center at 3201 E Republican St in the Madison Valley neighborhood. Gigs can take place anywhere in the Seattle area.

Open to students in grades 9-12 only. Students can register with a preexisting combo, but may have a kid or two added. Every student must submit a registration form. There is a place on the form to note if you are part of a preexisting combo. Students who don't have a combo yet can still register and be placed in one by JazzED.

$250 per student. Payment plans are available when you register.

Financial Aid
Cost should never be a barrier to participation. If you need financial aid to participate, please fill out the online financial aid application before you register. We'll get back to you within 2-3 business days.

If you have any questions or concerns about tuition, financial aid or payment plans, please email Program Coordinator Jordan Leonard at Don't be shy. We're here to help!

Email Kelly Barr Clingan at