Adult Jazz Ensemble

Age 18+

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 2024

Location Dates Days Times Length Age Instructor Rate Status
Kennard House 1/30 - 5/15 (10 weeks) Varies Varies 90 minutes 18+ Russ Gershon $512.50 Register

How To Enroll

To enroll in Adult Jazz Ensemble, visit our registration site. If you have any questions about Adult Jazz Ensemble, please fill out our inquiry form.

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

Experience the thrill of team music-making!

Joining a performing ensemble is among the most exciting ways to explore music of any genre in greater depth and to share the experience with fellow musicians in a social, collaborative setting. BMS chamber, jazz, and rock ensembles for youth and adults offer weekly or bi-weekly rehearsals and multiple performance opportunities throughout the year. Small ensemble playing further reinforces the technical and musical skills aspiring musicians need for solo performing and large band or orchestra participation. 

Placement in an ensemble is based on an informal placement audition. Each group will receive weekly coaching from 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!

Regular Hours

Monday to Friday: 9 am to 9 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 8 am to 7 pm

See the Lessons & Classes or Early Childhood calendars for holiday schedules including flex days, make-up days and closures.