Austin Jazz Workshop’s Mission:
To encourage youth participation in school music programs through campus and public jazz performances, to bring the American Jazz heritage into underserved communities, and to promote a vibrant cultural arts environment by employing local musicians of diverse ages, origins, and ethnicities.
One of the most exciting moments of the Austin Jazz Workshop project occurs when the AJW clinician 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 musician brings to jazz performance. Children are encouraged to become active participants in the process of music-making themselves through school band, orchestra, and choir programs available in middle school. Their involvement in positive, peer-oriented school ensembles helps guide them through Graduation Day.
Season #30 premiered on September 14th, 2023. For a full schedule of events, visit our Events page!