Combo/Small Ensemble Sessions July 11 – July 25, 2021 – Snowmass/Aspen, CO
Individual/Big Band Sessions July 25 – Aug. 7, 2021 – Aspen, CO

Learn more about the Academy here

JAS & Frost School of Music at the University of Miami have expanded the JAS Academy in 2021 to include the new “Combo/Small Ensemble Sessions.” This two-week intensive workshop will be followed by the highly-acclaimed existing “Individual/Big Band Sessions,” led by JAS Academy Artistic Director Christian McBride. McBride will work in tandem with Frost Dean Shelly Berg and Program Director Chuck Bergeron, who will work on both sessions.

The goal of the JAS Academy is to identify and assist the most talented artists embracing jazz fundamentally while exploring myriad related & unrelated forms of music at the highest level of quality.

The Academy is full-scholarship, with all travel, lodging, tuition and meals provided. The JAS Academy is supported annually by a multi-year gift from Sasha & Ed Bass. 

Get to know the 2021 JAS Academy Students below:

Ben Thomas Taylor Experience
Ingenuity
Trunino Lowe Quartet
Amy Azzara
University of Miami
Joe Block
Juilliard School
Marcello Cardillo
Manhattan School of Music
Joshua Calef
University of North Texas
Varun Das
Manhattan School of Music
Austin Ford
University of North Texas
Gavin Gray
Eastman School of Music
Michael Gutierrez
University of Miami

About the Student

Matt Incontro
Eastman School of Music
Elay Kadosh
New School Jazz Program
Evan Kappelman
Temple University
Jesse Katz
University of Miami
Sam Keedy
University of Miami
Brian Lawrence
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Dylan McHann
University of Miami
Jacob Melsha
Juilliard School
Joseph Miller
Manhattan School of Music

About the Student

Camilo Molina
University of Miami
Jasim Perales
Juilliard School
Ely Perlman
Berklee College of Music
Andrew Sumabat
University of Washington
Joseph Trahan
University of North Texas
Marisa Webster
Temple University