Becoming a part of the IAJSD family is easy!  Register here then Sign-up for your placement audition. Placement auditions can be scheduled by calling the office at 619.977-7453.

IAJSD is open to both vocalists and instrumentalists who are current music students. We provide classes for youth who are 10-18 years old, as well as adults who are 18-85 years old. Rehearsals are held each Saturday* throughout the school year in the Music Building at Grossmont College, 8800 Grossmont College Dr, El Cajon, CA 92020. Students also have several performance opportunities throughout the year at local events and festivals. Ensembles are led by top jazz performers and experienced educators, including Kamau Kenyatta and Tonga Ross Ma’u. IAJSD welcomes students of all levels!


Step Two – Schedule an Audition Call 619-977-7453

All students who wish to join IAJSD for the second semester are required to attend a placement audition.

  • The student will be assessed on:
    1) Sight reading: Instructors will supply music to read
    2) Jazz melody solo* and
    3) Improvisation* of your choosing
    *Please provide your backing tracks for the melody and improvisation on an MP3 or device of your choosing.

Thank you! We look forward to working (and playing jazz) with you!

2019-2020 Schedule

The first day of Fall/Winter semester is September 7th.

Last day and semester concert is December 21, 2019. BUY TICKETS NOW.

The first day of Winter/Spring semester is January 4th.

First day of Spring Adult semester is February 22nd.

No classes on April 11th. Last day and semester concert is May 16th. TBA.

All dates subject to change.

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