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CTAC Jazz Bands

JazzbandThe Crooked Tree Arts Center Jazz Program features a variety of classes for middle school students, high school students, and adults.  The Jazz Program places a strong emphasis on traditional jazz music, with occasional forays into fusion, funk, and modern pop and rock hits.  The Jazz Program includes the Jazz Lab Band, the Jazz Combo, the Jazz Orchestra, and the Symphonic Jazz Orchestra.  Member of the Crooked Tree Arts Center Jazz Program will learn about jazz theory, solo improvisation, section and ensemble playing, and jazz performance.  All brass and woodwind instruments are welcome, as well as piano, guitar, bass, and drums.  Check out our Jazz Program class offerings below and find the one that’s right for you!


Jazz Band classes are listed below.

Nov 28 2017 – Jan 30 2018 all-day Music Studio, CTAC-Petoskey
Days/Time: Tuesdays, 4:30-6:00 PM Tuition: This 6-week session is free of charge Instructor: Kevin Richardson For intermediate to advanced musicians interested in playing in a jazz band, students will learn to play traditional jazz standards in a Continue Reading
Jan 15 – May 18 all-day Music Studio, CTAC-Petoskey
Days/Time: Thursdays, 4:30-5:30 PM Tuition: $74 per 15-week session Instructor: Kevin Richardson The Crooked Tree Jazz Lab Band is an introductory jazz ensemble for middle school and high school students.  Students in the Lab Band will Continue Reading
Feb 6 – May 15 all-day Music Studio, CTAC-Petoskey
Days/Time: Tuesdays, 4:30-6:00 PM Tuition: $79 per 12-week session Instructor: Kevin Richardson CTAC’s top jazz ensemble.  Members will learn about advanced jazz theory and solo improvisation techniques, and play music with more sophisticated rhythms and melodies.  The Continue Reading




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