The “High Priestess of Soul” inspires our pioneering vocal ensemble. As Nina Simone was known to do, we bring together a broad range of styles, but are always steeped in gospel and folk traditions. Performing numerous original songs by director Cora Jackson, this soulful group uses harmony to explore American roots music.

We sat with jaws dropped and a warm heart listening to the vocal ensemble. Thank you!
— JazzED Concert Attendee

Open to boys and girls in grades 7-12. Prior singing experience is welcome but not necessary. If you’re interested in joining this group, please email Program Manager Robert Babs at for information on placement.

Weekly on Saturdays from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
January 5, 2019 - May 18, 2019


  • Royal Room Show: Sunday March 10, 2019
    4:30pm-6:30pm | Doors at 4:00pm
    Call Time/Soundcheck: 4:00pm

  • Final Concert ‘JazzED Jamboree’: Sunday, May 19, 2019 at Bellevue College
    Call Time/Soundcheck: 2:45pm
    Performance: 3:15pm

Click here for the JazzED Program Calendar >

Ensembles rehearse at the MLK FAME Community Center at 3201 E Republican St in the Madison Valley neighborhood. Click here for a map.

We are committed to this program being financially accessible for ALL families. You select the tuition amount that works for you. Please note, monthly amounts below apply to December 2018-April 2019 time frame.

Your tuition payment helps cover the cost of renting class space and paying our educators a fair wage, as well as classroom supplies, sheet music, etc.

  • $1,175, $235/month, do not enter any code

  • $925, $185/month, enter code NINETWENTYFIVE

  • $675, $135/month, enter code SIXSEVENTYFIVE

  • $425, $85/month, enter code FOURTWENTYFIVE

  • $250, $50/month, enter code TWOFIFTY

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!

You can also read our cancellation policy (recommended).

Pure joy for my child to be part of a group where everyone is committed to doing their best!
— JazzED Parent