How it works
We will place you in a combo. You register for the coaching time slot that works with your academic year schedule. 

Combos will get their own monthly coaching session, performance and leadership opportunities and a final performance in the spring.

In return, combos do 1-3 gigs on behalf of Seattle JazzED in the community. 

Coaching Schedule
Each combo will get their own professional coach, who will work with them once a month for eight months. Each coaching session runs from 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM on one Friday per month.

When you register online, you'll select your preferred coaching schedule from these 4 options:

  • Schedule 1: Fridays 9/22, 10/20, 12/1, 1/12, 2/9, 3/9, 4/6, 5/4
  • Schedule 2: Fridays 9/29, 10/27, 12/8, 1/19, 2/16, 3/16, 4/13, 5/11
  • Schedule 3: Friday 10/6, 11/3, 12/15, 1/26, 2/23, 3/23, 4/20, 5/18
  • Schedule 4: Fridays 10/13, 11/17, 1/5, 2/2, 3/2, 3/30, 4/27, 5/25

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.

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 a confident or experienced improvisor to join.

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.

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