The Jazzschool is an innovative music school dedicated to the study and performance of America?s indigenous art form ? jazz, and related styles of music from around the world.
Founded in 1997, the Jazzschool is now located in the historic Kress Building on the northwest corner of Shattuck avenue and Addison street, in the heart of the Downtown Berkeley Arts District. Integrating a number of unique resources complementary to jazz study and performance, the Jazzschool resides in a multidimensional arts community with the Tony Award-winning Berkeley Repertory Theatre, the Aurora Theater, the Berkeley Rep School of Theatre in the Nevo Education Center, the East Bay Media Center, the Art & Music Room at the Berkeley Public Library, and the Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse.
Hailed as one of the most comprehensive schools for jazz in the country, the Jazzschool offers instrumentalists and vocalists of all ages and levels a broad spectrum of performance and lecture classes, short-term workshops and private instruction. Classes are designed for the professional musician, the serious student and the jazz aficionado seeking personal enrichment.