Jazz Kiln

Jazz Kiln

The Jazz Kiln is a series of six weekly jazz improvisation workshops designed to offer a safe, supportive place for musicians of all ages to explore their musical boundaries. This series is directed by noted jazz educator, composer and pianist Eddie Mendenhall. Students also benefit from masterful insights of local bassist extraordinaire, Dan Robbins.  Eddie and Dan have teamed up to offer a truly exciting and all-encompassing improvisation curriculum, culminating in a “Playing with the Pros” performance on the final day of class. These workshops are advanced enrollment only and are not open to the public for auditing. If you are interested in finding out more information please check the website for updates, kuumbwajazz.org/education/jazz-kilnor call the office at 831-427-2227 for additional...

The Jazz Kiln

The Jazz Kiln Summer 2013 Back by popular demand! Kuumbwa Jazz is pleased to offer a second run of the six week workshop series on jazz improvisation. The Jazz Kiln is Kuumbwa’s newest education program and is designed to offer a safe place for musicians of all ages to explore their musical boundaries. These workshops will be directed by noted jazz educator, composer and pianist Eddie Mendenhall.  Eddie believes that you can learn the jazz language by studying the history of jazz (listen!) and pursuing an enjoyable dedication to your instrument.  Each student may have a different path to proficiency on the instrument, but improvising is always about your ears and how you communicate your instincts, feelings, and meaning in performance.  These workshops are intended to help music students find their jazz voice, expressing themselves with confidence through improvisation and understanding their role within an ensemble. Tuition for the series is $200, advanced enrollment only, click here for more information. Class Location: Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320 Cedar Street, Santa Cruz Dates: Tuesday Evenings, July 9 – August 20 (6 classes); No class Tuesday, July 30th. Times: Level I: Tuesday Evenings: 5:45 PM – 7:10 PM ; Level II: Tuesday Evenings: 7:30 PM – 8:55...

The Jazz Kiln

The Jazz Kiln Summer 2013 Back by popular demand! Kuumbwa Jazz is pleased to offer a second run of the six week workshop series on jazz improvisation. The Jazz Kiln is Kuumbwa’s newest education program and is designed to offer a safe place for musicians of all ages to explore their musical boundaries. These workshops will be directed by noted jazz educator, composer and pianist Eddie Mendenhall.  Eddie believes that you can learn the jazz language by studying the history of jazz (listen!) and pursuing an enjoyable dedication to your instrument.  Each student may have a different path to proficiency on the instrument, but improvising is always about your ears and how you communicate your instincts, feelings, and meaning in performance.  These workshops are intended to help music students find their jazz voice, expressing themselves with confidence through improvisation and understanding their role within an ensemble. Tuition for the series is $200, advanced enrollment only, click here for more information. Class Location: Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320 Cedar Street, Santa Cruz Dates: Tuesday Evenings, July 9 – August 20 (6 classes); No class Tuesday, July 30th. Times: Level I: Tuesday Evenings: 5:45 PM – 7:10 PM ; Level II: Tuesday Evenings: 7:30 PM – 8:55...

The Jazz Kiln

The Jazz Kiln Summer 2013 Back by popular demand! Kuumbwa Jazz is pleased to offer a second run of the six week workshop series on jazz improvisation. The Jazz Kiln is Kuumbwa’s newest education program and is designed to offer a safe place for musicians of all ages to explore their musical boundaries. These workshops will be directed by noted jazz educator, composer and pianist Eddie Mendenhall.  Eddie believes that you can learn the jazz language by studying the history of jazz (listen!) and pursuing an enjoyable dedication to your instrument.  Each student may have a different path to proficiency on the instrument, but improvising is always about your ears and how you communicate your instincts, feelings, and meaning in performance.  These workshops are intended to help music students find their jazz voice, expressing themselves with confidence through improvisation and understanding their role within an ensemble. Tuition for the series is $200, advanced enrollment only, click here for more information. Class Location: Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320 Cedar Street, Santa Cruz Dates: Tuesday Evenings, July 9 – August 20 (6 classes); No class Tuesday, July 30th. Times: Level I: Tuesday Evenings: 5:45 PM – 7:10 PM ; Level II: Tuesday Evenings: 7:30 PM – 8:55...

The Jazz Kiln

The Jazz Kiln Summer 2013 Back by popular demand! Kuumbwa Jazz is pleased to offer a second run of the six week workshop series on jazz improvisation. The Jazz Kiln is Kuumbwa’s newest education program and is designed to offer a safe place for musicians of all ages to explore their musical boundaries. These workshops will be directed by noted jazz educator, composer and pianist Eddie Mendenhall.  Eddie believes that you can learn the jazz language by studying the history of jazz (listen!) and pursuing an enjoyable dedication to your instrument.  Each student may have a different path to proficiency on the instrument, but improvising is always about your ears and how you communicate your instincts, feelings, and meaning in performance.  These workshops are intended to help music students find their jazz voice, expressing themselves with confidence through improvisation and understanding their role within an ensemble. Tuition for the series is $200, advanced enrollment only, click here for more information. Class Location: Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320 Cedar Street, Santa Cruz Dates: Tuesday Evenings, July 9 – August 20 (6 classes); No class Tuesday, July 30th. Times: Level I: Tuesday Evenings: 5:45 PM – 7:10 PM ; Level II: Tuesday Evenings: 7:30 PM – 8:55...