Jazzschool Jazz music lessons in Berkeley, CA

Rated Excellent
Rated Excellent from 3 reviews
Founded in 1997, the Jazzschool is located in the historic Kress Building on the northwest corner of Shattuck Avenue and Addison street situated 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 diverse and thriving arts community with the Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Aurora Theater, Berkeley Rep School of Theatre, East Bay Media Center and the Art & Music Room in the Berkeley Public Library.

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 through two distinct educational programs: the Jazzschool Community Music School, encompassing the Adult Music Program and the Young Musicians Program, and the Jazzschool Institute, a post-secondary degree program offering a B.Mus in Jazz Studies.
Contact Information
Phone Number (510) 845-5373
City Berkeley, CA
Zip Code 94704
Address 2087 Addison Street
Rated Excellent (5 of 5) from 3 reviews
  What a luxury.
by Eileen M.
Oct 23, 2012
We are so proud and pleased that the Jazzschool is almost in our immediate neighborhood. What a delight.

We have gone to hear concerts at the Jazzschool twice in the last two weeks, and both times we have come away exhilarated. To be able to hear live music -- with such high-quality -- practically in our own back yard.
  A great place to take lessons
by Onnik Y.
Mar 05, 2012
Berkeley Jazz school is a great place to take lessons which are tailored to your needs. There is a wide variety of courses from harmony, ensembles and individual instruments. I am a bass player and took 3 classes so far, one in funk bass, one in creating bass lines and one in harmony, all of which were very helpful.
  This is a great place to hear music.
by Toni M. from El Cerrito, CA
Nov 20, 2007
It has an intimacy that reminds me of the late, lamented Maybeck Recital Hall, although the architecture is quite different. The concert hall is in the basement of the building and there are windows high on the wall that give you a great view of the legs of people walking by. The cafe sells good things to eat and the name of the book/CD store, Bassment Records, is irresistible.
  • Jazzschool - Fall Quarter 2012
    Jazzschool - Fall Quarter 2012
    Fall 2012 Quarter at the Jazzschool
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    Jazz Drum Set Techniques
    Jazzschool Drum Instructor Jeff Marrs gives a quick overview of topics studied in the Jazzschool's "Jazz Drum Set Techniques" Class.
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