The RJO provides a Saturday workshop for students in Northern Nevada who would like to work on improvisation, jazz theory, ear training, and small group performance. Currently taught by Dylan Coleman, 2 sessions are offered for 9 weeks per semester and 2 levels are offered. Each session is limited to 10 students. The culminating project will be 2 concerts in which the Jazz Workshop students are the opening group for an RJO Concert. This is a great opportunity for young musicians who would like to work on skills that they don’t work on in their school ensembles regularly. Students also benefit from the small group instruction, performance aspects and recording experience.
Listen to "Take the Coltrane" recorded at Tanglewood Studios on June 5, 2021 by the Spring 2021 Jazz Workshop Combo.