Tonga Ross-Ma’u

Expert Jazz Musician with Versatility, Talent and Passion. Growing up in San Diego and surrounded with music, Tonga Ross-Ma’u was encouraged from a young age to explore a variety of instruments and would often play music

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An Interview with Steve Merriam

Professor in the Rhetoric and Writing Studies Department at San Diego State University | Board member of International Academy of Jazz. Steve Merriam, Ph.D., has 30 years’ experience in teaching, research, project management, instructional design, and curriculum development. Dr. Merriam

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Adult Jazz Ensemble Classes Now Available!

Now offering adult jazz ensemble classes at Grossmont College on Saturdays. Starting Feb 22nd, International Academy of Jazz will be auditioning candidates for their first ever adult jazz classes for the spring semester. This 12 week

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The Elegant Sadness of Kamau Kenyatta

Kamau Kenyatta usually produces records for other jazz musicians. Then, “I was given the opportunity to release... music under my own name, and I took it.” Photograph by David Mas Steinberg. BLURT MUSIC NEWS : READER

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A Night to Remember with Cécile McLorin Salvant

As a young singing sensation, Cécile McLorin Salvant won her first Grammy Award in 2019 for her jazz vocal album The Window! Born in Miami, Cécile has been hailed as the finest young singer in jazz.

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DEC 21: A Holiday Celebration of Jazz

Produced by Students & Partners of the International Academy of Jazz Date: Dec 21, 2019 Place: Grossmont College Recital Hall (Building 26)8800 Grossmont College Dr, El Cajon, CA 92020 Time: 2:00pm – 5:30pm Tickets: $10/ea* DEC

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