An 8-week immersion into the art of Jazz in the fall and spring, the Columbus Youth Jazz Lab is designed for all instrumentalists grades 7-12 seeking further development on their instrument.

This tuition-free program is held on Sunday afternoons at the Jazz Academy, focusing on Jazz Listening and Learning, Language, and Ensemble Experience. Each two-hour session contains instrumental lessons and jazz combo rehearsals, culminating in a final performance at the Jazz Academy. The Columbus Youth Jazz Lab promotes Jazz and Improvisation as a vehicle for developing community, creativity, and expression in a fun and engaging environment.

No jazz experience is required for participation in the Columbus Youth Jazz Lab. However, students should have a minimum one year of fundamental experience on his/her instrument.