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.