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Your child will play jazz with other kids who have the same passion. It’s an amazing experience that opens up new possibilities.
— JazzED Parent
 

ALL-STAR COMBO DESCRIPTIONS
Combos average two monthly coaching sessions during the school year.
Final performance: The Royal Room, Wednesday May 29, 2019 (7:00pm-9:00pm, load-in at 6:30pm).

  • LIL HARDIN COMBO directed by Dmitri Matheny
    Open to grades 7-9
    Let’s go “Struttin' With Some Barbecue” to the music of Lil Hardin. With roots in ragtime, but drawn to the blues, this combo will get you started on the right track with small ensemble playing.
    Every other Friday, 5:00-6:30 PM
    Dates: Oct 5 & 19, Nov 2, 16 & 30, Jan 11 & 25, Feb 8 & 22, March 8 & 22, April 5 & 19, May 3 & 17
     
  • HANK MOBLEY COMBO directed by Dmitri Matheny
    Open to grades 10-12

    Laid back and subtle, Hank Mobley was a hero of hard bop  and soul jazz. Sophisticated and melodic playing will be our spirit.
    Every other Friday, 6:30-8:00 PM
    Dates: Oct 5 & 19, Nov 2, 16 & 30, Jan 11 & 25, Feb 8 & 22, March 8 & 22, April 5 & 19, May 3 & 17
  • GERI ALLEN COMPOSER’S WORKSHOP directed by David Marriott, Jr.
    Open to grades 8-12

    Explore freedom of expression and work on music composition with us. This group will write for other JazzED student groups. Groundbreaking, just like Geri.
    Every other Friday, 5:00-6:30 PM
    Dates: Oct 5 & 19, Nov 2, 16, & 30, Jan 11 & 25, Feb 8 & 22, March 8 & 22, April 5 & 19, May 3 & 17

  • J.J. JOHNSON TROMBONE CHOIR directed by David Marriott, Jr.
    Open to grades 6-12

    Trombonists owe our ideas of style and sound to J.J. Johnson, the master of the trombone. This trombone-only choir will celebrate J.J.’s arranging and playing abilities.
    Every other Friday, 6:30-8:00 PM
    Dates: Oct 5 & 19, Nov 2, 16 & 30, Jan 11 & 25, Feb 8 & 22, March 8 & 22, April 5 & 19, May 3 & 17
     
  • HORACE SILVER COMBO directed by Kareem Kandi
    Open to grades 7-9

    Horace Silver is known for memorably melodic and bluesy playing. This combo is the perfect place to begin your improvisational focus.
    Every other Friday, 5:00-6:30 PM
    Dates: Oct 12 & 26, Nov 9, Dec 7, Jan 4 & 18, Feb 1 & 15, March 1, 15 & 29, April 12 & 26, May 10 & 24
     
  • HERBIE HANCOCK COMBO directed by Kareem Kandi
    Open to grades 10-12

    Come take your “Maiden Voyage” with experimental, forward thinking, funky music. The Herbie Hancock Combo is your place to explore.
    Every other Friday, 6:30-8:00 PM
    Dates: Oct 12 & 26, Nov 9, Dec 7, Jan 4 & 18, Feb 1 & 15, March 1, 15 & 29, April 12 & 26, May 10 & 24
     
  • MAX ROACH PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE directed by Tony Sodano
    Open to grades 10-12

    Max Roach is among the most important drummers in history. We honor his vision of expression and presentation with this percussion-only ensemble.
    Every other Friday, 5:00-6:30 PM
    Dates: Oct 12 & 26, Nov 9, Dec 7, Jan 4 & 18, Feb 1 & 15, March 1, 15 & 29, April 12 & 26, May 10 & 24
     
  • PAQUITO D’RIVERA COMBO directed by Freddy Gonzalez
    Open to grades 8-12

    Afro-Cuban jazz, with leanings toward BeBop is what we’re about in this Latin Ensemble. Paquito does it all, and so will we.
    Every other Friday, 6:30-8:00 PM
    Dates: Oct 12 & 26, Nov 9, Dec 7, Jan 4 & 18, Feb 1 & 15, March 1, 15 & 29, April 12 & 26, May 10 & 24

LOCATION
Coaching happens at the MLK FAME Community Center at 3201 E Republican St in the Madison Valley neighborhood.

SLIDING SCALE TUITION
We are committed to this program being financially accessible for ALL families. You select the tuition amount that works for you.

  • $650, do not enter any code
  • $525, enter code FIVETWENTYFIVE
  • $350, enter code THREEFIFTY
  • $175, enter code ONESEVENTYFIVE

You will have the option of entering a sliding scale tuition code on the registration check-out page. Be sure to select the payment plan option if you want to break your payments up. Please note you will also have the option of paying your chosen amount in full if you prefer  

If you'd like to pay a different sliding scale amount than the options here, fill out our easy online form, and we'll send you a custom tuition code. 

Have questions about how this works? Contact us and we'll get right back to you!

REGISTRATION - Coming soon!
Read through the combo descriptions. Choose the combo you want to be a part of. Be sure you can make the coaching dates. Combo spots are first come, first served. If you go to register for a combo and don't see your instrument listed, we're full on that instrument and you'll need to pick a different combo. Email kelly@seattlejazzed.org for assistance. 

Please review our cancellation policy


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