If you’re a jazz baby full of that jazz-bo harmony, or wish you were, you’ve come to the right place. Located on Addison street, less than half a block away from the Downtown Berkeley BART station is one of the country’s best jazz schools: the Jazzschool.

So maybe the name isn’t the most original, but at least it’s to the point. The school is dedicated to the study and performance of jazz and offers instrumentalists and vocalists of all ages and levels a large variety of classes, workshops and private lessons.

There are two main programs at the school. The first is the Jazzschool Community Music School which offers the Adult Music Program and Young Musicians Program and the second is the Jazzschool Institute where one can get a bachelor’s degree in jazz studies.

The Jazzschool was founded in 1997 by Susan Muscarella who was a music student at Berkeley in the 70s. Every faculty member at read more »