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JAZZ STUDIES PROGRAM

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Jazz Orchestra

A multi-award-winning group, the Jazz Orchestra has been the flagship of the music department since 1968.  This ensemble is the home of outstanding professional musicians and music educators in the community.  This ensemble has traveled to Japan to represent Hayward at our sister city Funabashi as well as accompanied jazz greats such as Mel Torme, Doc Severinsen, Rosemary Clooney, Ernie Watts, Lew Soloff, Bobby Shew, Ledisi and many more.

Jazz Ensemble

The Jazz Ensemble is our top multi-award winning student jazz group that consists primarily of music majors.  This group finished in the top five amongst two-year schools at a national jazz festival in Reno, Nevada, in 2006 and 2007.  In addition, the Jazz Band was invited to compete with top four-year schools in the country at the Next Generation's Festival 2006 sponsored by Monterey Jazz Festival.

Jazz Lab

The Jazz Lab caters to individuals to expand their musical experience in Jazz as well as challenge their ability to contribute in an ensemble setting. This group is a major performance ensemble that consists of several music majors as well as several members from the community.

Jazz Combos

Designed as an integral part if the Jazz Studies Program, the Jazz Combos develop aspiring young musicians to enhance their ability to improvise in a small ensemble setting. Throughout the semester, these combos focus on literature reflecting several jazz styles from the swing to contemporary styles.

Jazz Piano

This class is structured for students to have advance knowledge in Jazz piano. 

Jazz Practicum

This class caters to 1 on 1 teaching with the emphasis on improvisation through theory and performance.

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