Teen Jazz Orchestra

Run by Community Music Center

The Community Music Center Teen Jazz Orchestra is an ensemble dedicated to performing the music of Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Count Basie, various other composers, and original compositions. The orchestra will be led by composer, bassist, and teacher Marcus Shelby. The CMC Teen Jazz Orchestra will also study the history and development of American music and be encouraged to write and arrange for the orchestra as well. Each class will include a discussion about the history of the music, development of the blues, theory, listening sessions, video, learning about key characters, and imagining the possibilities of our music. There will be a performance at the end of each quarter.

Ages: Teens
Instruments: Instrumentation includes (but is not limited to) alto sax, tenor sax, clarinet, baritone sax, trombone, trumpet, piano, bass, drums, guitar, violin, and vocals
Musical Styles: Jazz, rhythm and blues, funk, Latin jazz
Prerequisites: Strong interest, proficiency on an instrument, basic music reading skills. Admission with instructor’s consent.
Class size: 15-20 students
Location, Day and Time: Mission District Branch, Tuesdays, 4:15-6:15pm
Instructor: Marcus Shelby
Tuition: No tuition or registration fee.

Class does not meet during the Summer Quarter.

Please contact the registrars at (415) 647-6015 to enroll or speak to the instructor on your first day of class.

Map to Community Music Center
Community Music Center
544 Capp Street, San Francisco, California, 94110
Time Price
Tues, 4:15pm - 6:15pm

CMC’s mission is to make music accessible to people of all ages, musical levels, and financial backgrounds. Our students range in age from one to 90+ years old and enjoy classes in everything from Western classical to jazz to Latin Music.

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