In the schools with students and teachers

The AJW’s mission is: to perform for and with public school students in order to encourage their participation in band, orchestra, and choir programs; to uphold and promote the American jazz tradition; and, to enhance quality of life for all ages through live performances employing area musicians and collaborations with school ensembles and nonprofit organizations in central Texas.

One of the most exciting moments of the Austin Jazz Workshop project occurs when the musician enters the music classroom. In this more intimate setting, children have an opportunity to ask questions and witness firsthand the joy and dedication a professional brings to jazz performance. They are also encouraged to become active participants in the process of music-making themselves through participation in school band, orchestra, and choir programs.


AJW 2017 Teachers Guide


The 3rd Annual AJW Jazz Jubilee will be held on Saturday April 7th at the AISD Performing Arts Center.  On Saturday April 21st, the AJW performs at the Texas Community Music Festival at Central Market/North Lamar.  Both events have spots for elementary campus involvement!  To reserve your space, download and fill out the form below.  Scan and return to

2018 AJW Jazz Jubilee and TCMF Participation Info Sheet







AJW in Action!

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