The tuition-free Spring 2018 CYJ Lab begins JANUARY 14, 2018!

All 7-12 grade instrumentalists are welcome. Registration is required.

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 listening, learning and performing jazz. 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.

The CYJ Lab meets from 2:00 – 3:30pm at the Jazz Academy (769 E. Long St. Columbus, OH 43203).

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.

Spring 2018 CYJ Lab Dates:

  • 1/14: CYJ Lab at Jazz Academy
  • 1/21: CYJ Lab at Jazz Academy
  • 1/28: CYJ Lab at Jazz Academy
  • 2/4: CYJ Lab at Jazz Academy
  • 2/18: NO CYJ Lab, everyone receives two tickets to Columbus Jazz Orchestra performance
  • 2/25: NO CYJ Lab (Optional: Attend Swing Sunday at the Clintonville Woman’s Club)
  • 3/4: CYJ Lab at Jazz Academy
  • 3/11: CYJ Lab at Jazz Academy
  • 3/18: NO CYJ Lab, everyone receives two tickets to Columbus Jazz Orchestra performance
  • 3/25: CYJ Lab final performance (Location TBD)