Becoming a part of the IAJSD family is easy!  Register here then Sign-up for your Placement Audition. Placement auditions can be scheduled by calling the office at 619.794-0189.

IAJSD is open to both vocalists and instrumentalists who are current music students and are 10-18 years old. Rehearsals are held each Saturday* throughout the school year in the Music Building at Grossmont College, 8800 Grossmont College Dr., El Cajon, CA 92020.  Students also have several performance opportunities throughout the year at local events, festivals and parades.  Ensembles are led by top jazz performers and experienced educators, including Kamau Kenyatta and Tonga Ross Ma’u.  IAJSD is happy to work with students of all levels.


Step Two – Schedule an Audition Call 619-977-7453

All students who wish to join IAJSD  for the second semester are required to attend a placement audition.

Auditions will be held at Grossmont College in the Music Building. Please check in 15 minutes before your audition time.

  • Student will be assessed on:
    1) Sight reading: Instructors will supply music to read
    2) Jazz melody solo* and
    3) Improvisation* of your choosing.
    * Please provide your backing tracks for the melody and improvisation on an MP3 or device of your choosing.

Thank you! We look forward to working (and playing jazz) with you!


2017-18 Schedule

We will not meet Nov. 25, Dec. 23, Dec. 30, 2018, Feb. 17 and March 31 due to public school holidays.  Last class is May 19, 2018.