Spokane All-City Jazz Ensemble

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The regular school season program meets once a week and is available on different nights and in different locations. Each rehearsal is one hour long. The season starts at the end of October and goes through the middle of May. In addition to the weekly rehearsals, there will be two concerts, and a half day SAJE Festival in which they will get to work with professional players and educators. 

 

Tuition

Tuition for the regular season is $60 per month (Nov-April) for a total of $390. For those who need a performance T-Shirt the cost is $15.

 

Fees on a per-month basis Cost:

 

Monthly Tuition 6.5 Months T-Shirt Total
$60 ($30 for May) $390 $15 $ 405

 

Full Year tuition Cost:

Full year Tuition 10% Discount T-Shirt Total
$390 -$39 $15 $366

 

Rehearsal Groups

Below are explanations of each level of group and times/locations of each group in that level. Choose your ability, and then your group!

Once rehearsals start, if you feel that you are in the wrong group base on ability, please talk to your instructor and we will get you in the right place!

Middle School Groups

 
 
Jazz Messengers Level

MS SAJE students

Groups in the Jazz Messengers Level are open to anyone interested in performing in a SAJE jazz combo. Set in a fun and welcoming environment, these groups are geared to help you gain confidence in playing solos. This is a great opportunity to learn popular jazz tunes in a small group setting!

 

Day When and Where
Wednesday 4:00pm Northwood Middle School
Thursday 5:00pm Spokane Falls Community College

 

High School Groups

Jazz Giants Level

1st year HS SAJE students

Groups in the Jazz Giants Level are open to anyone interested in performing in a SAJE jazz combo. These groups are those who haven't participated in the high school SAJE groups before. These groups will focus on developing your jazz chops by learning from “giants” that have paved the way. With emphasis on jazz improvisation, groups in this level will perform a variety of jazz standards.

Day When and Where
Thursday 6:00pm Spokane Falls Community College
 
Birth of the Cool Level
2nd year HS SAJE students

This is for returning high school SAJE students looking to take it to the next level. By this time you have a fair amount of jazz knowledge and experience and might be looking to enhance your abilities. Emphasis will be on broadening and honing your improvisation skills while expanding your jazz repertoire and taking on more challenging jazz tunes. First time SAJE students with ample amount of jazz and improvisation experience may request to be in this level.

Day When and Where
Wednesday 6:00pm Spokane Falls Community College
 
SAJE All-Star Group - Jazz Ambassadors Level
Striving for Excellence!

This is the only group in the SAJE program which requires an audition. The All-Star group is composed of the top players in the Inland Northwest and requires a high level of jazz experience and dedication.

Members in this group focus on 3 main areas: 1) headlining performances, 2) sharing and educating, and 3) music professionalism. If you are ready to showcase your playing and be an ambassador for jazz, this is where you want to be!

Audition materials found here

Day When and Where
Tuesday 5:00pm Spokane Falls Community College

Nov. 6, 2018 

           through

May 11, 2019

For more information about our programs and fees, please feel free to contact us.

School Year Program