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Meet our new Trombone Teacher, Mikael Strand!

We had a quick chat with our latest addition to the JMI Faculty, Trombone Teacher Mikael Strand! We are so pleased to announce that he starts a new adventure with us as our primary Trombone Educator of the Jazz Music Institute! Mikael was kind enough to share a bit of...
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Greg Quigley takes a trip down memory lane

We found a pile of old photographs and newspaper clippings from the 70s, 80s & 90s and showed them to JMI’s Founder, Greg Quigley. What unfolded was a wonderful trip down memory lane over the earliest Summer Jazz Clinics in Australia and how Greg got 14 Americans to come through...
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Night Classes Blog

Thinking of trying out our Night Classes? We asked some of our most recent attendees what they thought of the course. JMI’s Night Classes are 8-week classes for 2 hours per week delivered by some of JMI’s esteemed faculty. The classes are held in groups of 5 to 9 people within...
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What is a ‘Pivot’ in Jazz Improvisation?

A JMI Educational Blog by Tyler Cooney For this educational blog, I’m going to discuss a simple but effective musical concept to instantly add some interest to your ideas as an improviser – a pivot. To explain what a pivot is, let’s take a look at a normal Bb dominant...
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Our Faculty Answer Your Questions

With 2021 fast approaching and auditions for next year coming to a close in January, we decided to reach out to you and see what questions you had for our faculty before the new year of learning commences! Here’s what some of our leading educators had to say in response...
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Auditions Extended to January for 2021 Entry!

Auditions are now open for entry into JMI courses in 2021! Auditions are available by appointment and you can book an audition by downloading the Application for Audition Form and sending through to JMI directly. The first round of audition offers have already gone out, but we have decided to...
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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...
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