How it works
You register for the coaching time slot that works with your academic year schedule.

Combos get their own monthly coaching session, gigs on behalf of Seattle JazzED in the community (2-3 gigs, maybe more) and a final performance in the spring. 

Combo Coaching
Each coaching session runs from 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM on one Friday per month.

Register online here. Open to students in grades 9-12 only. Must be willing to focus on learning improvisation skills, but do not need to be an experienced improvisor to join.

Pick a combo based on the coaching schedules listed below. You register directly into the combo you want. Instrument slots are first come, first served.

If your instrument does not appear on the registration page, that means we're full on that instrument and you should try a different combo. 

Friday Coaching Schedule #1: 9/22, 10/20, 12/1, 1/12, 2/9, 3/9, 4/6, 5/4

  • Thelonious Monk Combo coached by Wayne Horvitz
  • Horace Silver Combo coached by Marina Christopher

Friday Coaching Schedule #2: 9/29, 10/27, 12/8, 1/19, 2/16, 3/16, 4/13, 5/11

  • Geri Allen Combo coached by David Marriott, Jr.
  • Cannonball Adderley Combo coached by Kareem Kandi

Friday Coaching Schedule #3: 10/6, 11/3, 12/15, 1/26, 2/23, 3/23, 4/20, 5/18

  • Eddie Palmieri Combo coached by Ricardo Luna
  • Herbie Hancock Combo coached by Al Keith

Friday Coaching Schedule #4: 10/13, 11/17, 1/5, 2/2, 3/2, 3/30, 4/27, 5/25

  • Mary Lou Williams Combo coached by Kelsey Mines
  • Lil Hardin Combo coached by Dmitri Matheny

This is the best outside-of-school jazz program my child has ever been in.
— JazzED Parent

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.

Final Performance
All combos will perform for friends and family at The Royal Room on Sunday, June 3rd
Performance details: 4:30 - 6:00 PM. Student load in/sound check: 4:00 PM. Set times: TBD

Coaching happens 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.

2017-2018 Tuition
$325 per student - Payment plans and financial aid are available.

Financial Aid
If the tuition is too expensive for you, please apply for financial aid online. If you have any questions about financial aid or payment plans, contact us. We are committed to making it work for every family. 40% of JazzED families receive some amount of financial aid. 

Email Kelly Clingan at

The community that JazzED is creating spans schools and neighborhoods, bringing together people who might not otherwise meet.
— JazzED Parent