Summer Jazz Academy


We are proud to sponsor the first

Cincinnati Public Schools "Summer Jazz Academy"

on June 12-15 and 19-22, 2017
at Taft High School in Cincinnati !!!

There is no cost to the students, but enrollment is limited to 50 Cincinnati, Covington and Newport public school students who just completed 6th thru 11th grade. 10 students signed up the first couple days.

Registration closes Friday, May 26, 2017, so please do not delay.

All eight days will have the same 10am-3pm format, with Masters classes in all primary instruments, music theory, jazz history and ensemble rehearsal every day. Seven Masters classes will be taught both weeks, Monday thru Thursday, 10-11:30am in drums, bass, piano, guitar, trumpet, trombone and saxophone, plus four days of vibraphone.  The Masters class schedule is below.

Dr Isidore Rudnick, FIne Arts Curriculum Manager for the Cincinnati Public Schools, will be Director of the academy.  Mike Wade will be overseeing the Masters classes and Wade Baker will be helping with Jazz history, music theory and ensemble performances.


Click here to download the registration packet


Please contact Dr Rudnick directly at with any questions you may have or to sign up students.

Our confirmed Masters class teachers are below. Check out their biography links. Cincinnati has amazing musicians. Who care about kids.

Drums - John Von Ohlen, Philip PaulArt Gore

Trombone - Bill Gemmer, Marc Fields

Saxophone - Randy Villars, Dr Garin Webb

Trumpet - Scott Belck, Hank Mautner, Wade Baker

Bass - Jim Anderson, Aaron Jacobs, Wade Baker

Guitar - Harold Kennedy, Ted Karas, Scotty Anderson,

Brandon Scott Coleman, Wade Baker

 Piano - Erwin Stuckey, Jim Connerley

Vibes - Erwin Stuckey