Adult Jazz Ensemble

Age 18+

Complete the inquiry form to let us know of your interest in Adult Jazz Ensemble so we can be in touch about the next enrollment period.

Learn to improve your knowledge of jazz repertoire and improvisation in this evening ensemble. We'll focus on the most often played jazz and great American songbook standards while listening and playing together. These songs will make it possible for you to go to open jam sessions and quickly connect with other jazz players of your skill level.

Adult Jazz Ensemble meets for 8 sessions, 90-minutes on Tuesday evenings.

To enroll: all levels of ensemble experience are welcome. Players should have at least intermediate instrumental skills.

Please note: Jazz ensembles have rolling registration. Dates and times vary: after registering online, Russ Gershon, BMS Jazz/Rock Coordinator, will contact you to confirm an available time slot that will become your regularly scheduled time.

Adult Jazz Ensemble

BMS is expanding our ensemble offerings. Please email BMS Jazz/Rock Coordinator Russ Gershon to let us know of your interest in joining an Adult Rock Band.

Class Details

Spring 2023

Location Dates Days Times Length Age Instructor Rate Status
Kennard House Varies Varies Varies 90 minutes 18+ Russ Gershon $395.00 Closed

How To Enroll

Enrollment for Adult Jazz Ensemble is not open. Please fill out our inquiry form for more information about our next enrollment period.

Fees & Aid

  • There is a once-yearly non-refundable $45 registration fee per family.
  • There is a $20 fee per term for payment plans.
  • No registration fee is charged for summer study.


Russ Gershon

Russ Gershon

I’m open to exploring with my students, calibrating our ensembles to their abilities and interests....

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Performing Ensembles

Performing ensembles at Brookline Music School offer students the unique chance to work together in a social, collaborative atmosphere to sharpen their musical skills and have fun! Ensemble playing requires members to listen carefully to themselves and each other, building a strong sense of rhythm and meter, and a keen ear for intonation, articulation, and dynamics. Students of classical chamber music will be exposed to new composers, forms, and styles that will expand their musical imagination and knowledge. Jazz, pop, and rock ensembles allow endless group combinations and stylistic possibilities for instrumentalists and singers alike.

Placement in an ensemble is based off of an informal placement audition. Each group will receive a weekly coaching with one of our distinguished faculty members.

Contact Us

Brookline Music School is a nonprofit organization that has provided excellence in music education to the Greater Boston community since 1924. We rely on the generous support of our donors to benefit the community through music.

Brookline Music School welcomes students of all ages. Enrollment is open year-round so students may begin private lesson study at any time. Join us!

Office Hours

Monday: 9am to 9pm
Tuesday: 9am to 9pm
Wednesday: 9am to 9pm
Thursday: 9am to 9pm
Friday: 9am to 9pm
Saturday: 8am to 7pm
Sunday - 8am to 7pm

See the school calendar for holiday schedules.