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JMI High School projects

JMI have some exciting new projects engaging with highschool students to give students an opportunity to learn jazz through one of Australia’s leading jazz education institutions. If you’re looking to learn how to improvise, improve your musicianship and ready yourself for tertiary music studies, JMI have a number of programs for you!

Essentially Ellington

JMI, in partnership with American jazz institution Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC), will be delivering the acclaimed Essentially Ellington program out to highschool big bands in Australia. Essentially Ellington is a JALC initiative that promotes the performance of repertoire by Duke Ellington. Schools are able to access free scores of the Duke Ellington repertoire and access free videos, tutoirals and other resources. Read more

Brisbane Schools Music Festival

In partnership with Ellaways Music, Jazz Music Institute is sponsoring the 20th Annual Brisbane Schools Music Festival held at Centenary State High School Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd October 2016. Read more

JMI School Workshops

JMI is offering a FREE 1-hour performance demonstration for high school students at your high school and/or a 2-hour improvisation workshops with a member of our esteemed faculty. Read more


Projects for all ages

JMI is always looking to engage with the wider community to help spread the awareness of jazz music and to provide eduacational and performance opportunities for all ages and abilities. Below is an outline of some the events run by JMI to meet our mission.

JMI Night Time Classes

JMI run 8-week short courses in jazz improvisation for musicians of all abilities on Wednesday nights fom 6pm to 8pm. These classes are perfect for those who are unable to study a full-time music course and would like to learn about jazz theory and performance. Read more

JMI Open Workshops

JMI runs open workshops throughout the year featuring some of finest jazz educators and performers both nationally and internationally. Read more

JMI Summer Jazz Clinics

JMI runs jazz clinics for students of all ages and abilities who are looking to learn how to improvise, perform in small ensembles and be taught by some of Australia’s leading jazz educators in an intensive 4-day clinic. Read more