are the instructors?
The instructors come from the jazz education community and are
great players as well as educators. (See the directors
page of this website.)
Are there any prerequisites for being
in a group?
Yes. Music reading is required. The level of the groups right
now is from intermediate to advanced. As more classes are
developed less proficient abilities can be accommodated, except
for beginning instrumentalists. Those we can help find private
Where do you rehearse?
We rehearse at Infinity Music,
3575 S. Sherman, Denver, CO
(Corner of Sherman & Hampden)
How often do you meet and for how
Each group meets once a week. Combos meet for 1 or 1 1/2 hours, big bands for 1 1/2 hours. Future classes may meet 1 1/2 to 2 hours but only run for
6 to 8 weeks.
Do you play concerts and other "gigs"?
If so how often?
Yes to the first question. We try to have each group perform
at least once every two months.
What happens if I can't make every
First, this happens to everyone. Each person, everyone in
the big bands and rhythm players in the combos, are expected
to get their own substitute from lists provided by the Workshop.
How do members pay?
If you participate in a group the fee is $60 per month payable
at the beginning of the month. If you participate in two groups
the fee is $90, a savings of $30 a month. The 6 or 8 week
classes between $150 and $175.
What if I am unable or don't want
to pay. Is there still any way for me to participate in the
A: Yes. Two possibilities. (a) You can be
on a sub list for your instrument(s). Our members are always looking
for people to fill in for them when they are unable to attend a
particular rehearsal or performance. And (b) There are also instances
where we need someone to fill a chair until we can find a permanent
replacement, what we call a semi-permanent sub.
How do I join a band?
Click here for details: intrumentation and audition process.