Summer Jazz Clinics

JMI’s Summer Jazz Clinics to go ahead in 2021!

JMI’s infamous Summer Jazz Clinics will be running again in January 2021 in JMI’s birthplace, Brisbane.

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, we will not be able to run our usual clinics in Canberra. Hopefully, we will be able to see you all again in 2022!

These clinics have been running since the late 1970s and have been instrumental in the development of many of Australia’s finest jazz musicians. The clinics are a 4-day short course in jazz performance that will be delivered by JMI’s esteemed faculty.

The 1981 Summer Jazz Clinics Faculty with Randy Brecker and Woody Shaw at front

Ideal for anyone looking to either start learning how to play jazz, or build upon the knowledge they already have, these clinics are delivered in a fun and relaxed environment conducive to learning and growth. These are perfect for musicians of all ages and abilities, from young musicians looking for extra musical development, to mature age musicians looking to spark their passion for jazz.

Each day will consist of three sessions that will include the following:

  • How to perform in a small jazz ensemble setting
  • Developing improvisation techniques
  • Building on music theory knowledge
  • Instrument-specific technique

At the end of each day, the faculty will perform a short concert for participants.  On the final day, there will be a small intimate concert where all participants perform to family and friends at JMI’s very own jazz club, JMI Live.

The clinics will be held in Brisbane from 18th to 21st January 2021 at JMI’s campus in Bowen Hills.

Registrations are now open for the Clinics, so sign up now! You can register by completing the 2021 Jazz Clinics Registration Form and sending back to JMI.

Further information about the Summer Clinics is available here, or alternatively you can contact JMI directly on (07) 3216 1110 or e-mail play@jazz.qld.edu.au

Summer Jazz Clinics

Learn Jazz with us this January, in the Summer of 2021!

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