The Wenatchee Jazz Workshop has been bringing great jazz to our schools and our valley since 2001. It pairs professional jazz musicians/instructors with jazz band students from six local middle and high schools for a week. Each guest musician works with students in his or her respective section: saxophone, trumpet, trombone, piano, bass and percussion – sitting among the students and conveying the language and techniques of jazz music. At the end of the week are two public concerts, called “Jazznights”: one by the pros and one featuring the students from the six schools.
This year’s workshop will be held February 5-9, 2018 with classes conducted at Eastmont High School. Band students from the other schools are bused to Eastmont each day for 50-minute sessions, breaking into groups by instrument and learning from the respective pros. Parents can download an informational page here.
The Wenatchee Jazz Workshop is a nonprofit organization that depends on financial support from Wenatchee area schools, businesses and supporters of the arts. Your donation is welcome! Click here for the donation form.
Thursday, Feb. 8 – The Pros
Friday, Feb. 9 – Students with the Pros
Numerica Performing Arts Center, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: (509) 663-ARTS