EDUCATION

Did you know over 652,308 students were served last year through Jazz at Lincoln Center’s jazz education programs? These programs, developed under the guiding vision of Managing and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis, drive our organization’s efforts to advance the appreciation, understanding, and performance of jazz. We offer a continuum of jazz education programs that are designed to suit the varied interests  and capabilities of children, teens, and adults. Students learn about the uniquely American heritage and history of jazz as well as its greatest musicians and compositions.

SWING UNIVERSITY  CONTINUING EDUCATION 

Discover new masterpieces and hear old gems in an entirely new light as Swing University instructors guide you through jazz’s storied past. Swing University offers students of all ages a chance to learn about jazz, deepen their knowledge of the art form, and listen to some of the greatest music ever put to record.

FALL  OCT 10–DEC 2, 2019

Jazz 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Jazz

The Great American Songbook
Chick Corea
Jazz in Europe

Gospel Music

Buddy Bolden

WINTER  JAN 27–MAR 26, 2020

Jazz 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Jazz

The Jazz Age

John Coltrane

Jazz Vocalists

South African Jazz

Jazz 201 Part 1: The Rise and Popularity of Jazz

SPRING  MAR 30–JUN 15, 2020

Jazz 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Jazz

Jazz 301: An Expert’s Guide to Jazz

Duke Ellington

Early Jazz

Jazz 201 Part 2: BeBop and Beyond

WEBOP®  AGES 8 MONTHS TO 5 YEARS

WeBop is an early childhood education program offering young children, eight months to five years, a creative outlet for exploring jazz through movement, songs, stories, and play. Children and their parents learn about the core concepts, instruments, styles, and great performers of jazz in our fun and interactive classes. Produced in collaboration with Dr. Lori Custodero, Teachers College, Columbia University.

FALL TERM

Jazz Basics

Sep 23–Nov 17, 2019

SPRING TERM

Meet the Jazz Band

Mar 16–May 24, 2020

WINTER TERM

Jazz Heroes

Jan 13–Mar 8, 2020

4-WEEK SUMMER TERM

Exploring Jazz Styles

Jun 1–Jun 28, 2020

WEBOP FAMILY JAZZ PARTIES

Jul 13, 2019 • 11am, 1pm

Dec 7, 2019 • 11am, 1pm, 3pm

Mar 14, 2020 • 11am, 3pm

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