Auspicious 2017 Auditions!

IAJ Auditions fall 2017 Guy, Chris and Matt Woods

Auditions were inspiring, and we thank all the talented young musicians who came out to demonstrate their musical abilities. You were terrific! The Academy looks forward to an especially exciting year beginning this fall.  A new artistic director, new instructors, additional classes, and new students will be joining us to keep jazz alive in San Diego!

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IAJSD Welcomes New Instructors and Classes for Fall 2017

IAJSD is very pleased to welcome to our roster of instructors the following active, in-demand musicians who have numerous years of experience teaching and performing. In alphabetical order, enjoy their excerpted bios, and the links for additional information. A preliminary list of classes appears after the bios. Lori Bell, flutist, is a longtime resident and innovative cultural presence in San Diego. Brooklyn Dreaming, her ninth solo album, earned four-star ratings from Jazz Journal, Jazz Times, LA Times and Downbeat, which chose it as one of their Top CDs of 2016. Brooklyn Dreaming was on Huffington Post's Best of 2016 list,

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