The Los Alamos Jazz Project is now run by the Santa Fe Youth Symphony Association. Courses, such as Jazz Combo and more, will still be taught in Los Alamos and run by the same educators

  • Class day/time:

    • Elementary & Middle School: Tuesday, 5:30-7:00PM

    • High School: Thursday, 6:00 - 8:00PM

  • Focus on jazz improvisation over standard jazz “heads”

  • 5 to 7 classes within a small group context - approx. 5-9 students

  • Classes location: Candyman, 200 DP Rd

  • 2 hour Masterclass with Regional Jazz Master at conclusion of each quarter

  • Semi-professional ‘gig’ at local establishment

  • Concert at Smith Aud. in conjunction with the LAMS Jazz Bands (except in May)

  • Additional guest ‘masters’ at Thursday classes

  • Cost:

    • $150/quarter per student

    • Limited scholarship available upon request - contact the director



Our masterclasses featuring jazz masters and ensembles from around the Southwest will take place at the conclusion of each class session.  These unique classes are open to the public and take place at our location at the Los Alamos Music Academy.


Seasonal Jazz Concerts are in conjunction with the Los Alamos Middle School Jazz Bands and take place at the historic Fuller Lodge in downtown Los Alamos.  Concerts begin at 6pm and are free to the public.


Performing in this alternative environment provides students with a much different experience than the traditional concert.  Students are also provided with the opportunity to see and hear the pros perform after them and often the students are invited to play with the pros!  There is never a cover charge and often food for sale.  All gigs take place at UnQuarked Wine Room in Los Alamos.


"To promote jazz through performance and education in the community."