Jazz Instrumental Lab (Adults)

Project Info

Project Description

Age: Adults (18+)
Type: Jazz & Improvisation
Term: Fall | Spring
Term Length: 15 Weeks


  • Mondays at 8:00pm
  • Tuesdays at 8:00pm
Duration: 90 Minutes
Class Size: 6
Price: $580 | $290 for Students Enrolled in Private Lessons


  • Peter Apfelbaum

In this weekly small group ensemble, adult musicians at an intermediate to advanced level have the opportunity to collaborate, improvise, rehearse and develop the confidence for public performance. Coached by a professional jazz musician, students work with classic jazz repertoire highlighting blues forms and standards from the Great American Songbook while digging deep into the world of improvisation.

Interested in this class? Click HERE to fill out an interest form.
Financial aid is available for qualifying students. To apply please contact kris.mandapat@bkcm.org and fill out the financial aid application.
Jazz and Improvisation

Creativity and improvisation are center stage in our Jazz and Improvisation program. Featuring an array of offerings for students with no experience to beginning improvisers, advanced high school students and adults who are looking to pick up their instrument again, this program is taught by professional, performing jazz musicians in the local and international jazz scenes.

Musicians benefit from working with teachers who perform alongside students in rehearsals in small groups of four to six students per teacher. Students are encouraged to compose, arrange and rehearse their own music in class and develop their skills as thoughtful collaborators. Students in the jazz program perform regularly for each other in weekly forums, semester concerts and at events both on site and throughout the community. Throughout the year, professional guest jazz artists broaden students’ perspectives with a variety of interactive masterclasses and workshops.

Registration Info

Do you want to register for a class? 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.

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