The program has four stages, beginning with music discovery and ending with the school’s own jazz band. Six Chicago schools participate, and four have reached the final jazz band level.
Listen to students from May Community Academy as they perform and talk about their experiences learning jazz.
The Chicago Jazz Philharmonic will offer a two-week summer course July 18-29 at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Registration is being accepted, and scholarships and other financial aid is available.