Milestones Youth Jazz Workshop

Milestones Youth Jazz Workshop is a JazzFresno project offering jazz performance and education opportunities  to kids in California’s Central San Joaquin Valley.

Any young musician in the upper elementary grades through high school is invited to participate. Milestones offers school-year programs, a summer jazz camp, and special events and concerts. Visit the link below for the latest Milestones news, or visit the Milestones website for a more detailed look at the program.  

The Milestones mission is to ensure that every child has the opportunity to participate in America’s true original art form and to develop the self-confidence, social skills and life-long memories that come with that participation.

Milestones News

Send a kid to Jazz Combo School

While we have had to cancel Milestones Summer Jazz 2019, we have managed to put together a kind of “jazz camp lite” that will give 30+ kids the opportunity to play in a jazz combo with one of the Valley’s top jazz educators at “jazz combo school!” However, when we cancelled camp, we also lost our scholarship sponsor. Though jazz combo school is much more affordable, just $125, there are still a number of kids

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Jazz Combo School to be Offered as Alternative to Summer Jazz Camp

Though Milestones Summer Jazz had to be cancelled due to a series of unfortunate circumstances, we are pleased to announce that we will be offering an alternative! Summer Jazz Combo School will in two sessions: June 17-21 and June 24-28. Participants will play in small group jazz ensembles that meet for two hours per day all week long. In these five two hour sessions with a jazz pro you will get experience playing in a

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When Art Meets Jazz 3

We don’t know what will happen WHEN ART MEETS JAZZ 3 on Saturday, May 18 at the Fresno Art Museum. Until the event unfolds, we can only guess. That’s the beauty of art (and music) that is based on improvisation. WHEN ART MEETS JAZZ will be held on Saturday, May 18 from 2 to 8 pm in the beautiful Sculpture Garden of the Fresno Art Museum in Fresno. The event is not the typical art

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Milestones Summer Jazz 2019

Milestones Summer Jazz Camp will take place on Monday, June 17 through Friday, June 21 at Glacier Point Middle School in Fresno, CA. The camp is for jazz musicians and aspiring jazz musicians alike, from those just entering middle school to college students 20 years and younger. We have assembled a faculty of outstanding jazz educators and musicians that reads like a who’s who in jazz. The faculty will lead small group ensembles and provide

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Intro to Jazz Class Now Offered

Milestones Youth Jazz is pleased to offer a new class that will serve as a “first step” for kids who might be considering getting into jazz. The Intro to Jazz group is for those who want to learn about jazz improvisation while playing different types of jazz in a group setting. It is for students of all ages, from sixth grade through high school. The group meets Tuesdays from 4:30 – 6:30 pm at the

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