Combo/Small Ensemble Sessions July 10 – July 24, 2022
Individual/Big Band Sessions July 24 – Aug. 7, 2022

Learn more about the Academy here

JAS & Frost School of Music at the University of Miami have expanded the JAS Academy 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. 

Learn more about the 2021 Academy artists 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
Wyatt Forhan
Michigan State University
Gavin Gray
Eastman School of Music
Michael Gutierrez
University of Miami
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
Joseph Miller
Manhattan School of Music
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