IAJSD is open to vocalists and instrumentalists aged 10 through 20 who are passionate about improving their skills in jazz. . .
Eric and Angelica
IAJSD is open to 10 – 20 year olds who are current music students, both vocalists and instrumentalists.  Rehearsals are held each Saturday throughout the school year at Grossmont College, 8800 Grossmont College Dr, El Cajon, in the music building, CA 92020.  Students have several performance opportunities throughout the year at local events and festivals. Student ensembles are led by Gilbert Castellanos, Rob Thorsen and Marshall Hawkins, each a top jazz performer and experienced educator.  IAJSD is happy to work with students of all levels.

Additionally, all IAJSD students will be part of Gilbert Castellanos’ Young Lions Series and will have the opportunity to perform at Panama 66 in Balboa Park.


New students are required to attend a placement audition.  Auditions for the 2017 – 2018 school year will be held in September, 2017.  Stay tuned for details.


$800 / year for returning students
$900 / year for new students
$625 / year for students entering IAJSD in the second semester beginning January 7th
$140 / month for students paying monthly

Need and merit based scholarships may be available.  Email iajsandiego@gmail.com for details.

2016 – 17 Schedule

We will not meet Nov. 26, Dec. 24, Dec. 31, Jan. 14, Feb. 18 and April 1 due to public school holidays.  Last class is May 20, 2017.