Jazz Instrumental Lab

Age: Adults

Type: Jazz

Terms: Fall, Spring

Duration: 15 Weeks

Monday: 8:00 – 9:30pm
Tuesday: 8:00 – 9:30pm

Class Size: 6

Price:  $675 / $338 with private lessons


Location: BKCM


In this weekly small group ensemble, adult musicians with intermediate to advanced skills on their instrument, have the opportunity to collaborate, improvise, rehearse and develop confidence in their jazz playing. Coached by professional jazz musicians, students work with classic jazz repertoire, highlighting blues forms and standards from the Great American Songbook while digging deep into the world of improvisation. Taught by experts in the jazz world, our faculty perform alongside the students in a mentorship model experience. Students perform a minimum of once per semester, with additional performance opportunities throughout the year. 

Placement Auditions
Because this ensemble is limited in size and instrumentation, students who want to join the Jazz Instrumental Lab must follow the following steps:  

  1. Send an email to the Community Music School administrative team at cmsadmin@bkcm.org.
  2. Please indicate what instrument you play, your level and what sections of the class you are available for (Mondays or Tuesday evenings). 
  3. If you have already been a member of the program, please indicate which ensemble and semester you most recently joined. 
  4. A member of our team will reach out to you to indicate which ensemble you will be placed in or set up a time for an audition.

Fall Semester
Monday Ensemble – September 18th – January 29th
Tuesday Ensemble – September 19th – January 16th 

Spring Semester
Monday Ensemble – February 5th – June 3rd
Tuesday Ensemble – February 6th – June 4th

Registration Info
Please call 718-622-3300 to speak to one of our registrars who will guide you through the registration process and answer any questions you might have. Financial aid is available for qualifying students. To apply please contact kris.mandapat@bkcm.org and fill out the financial aid application.

For complete information on our registration process and policies please click here.