Strings open studio takes place on the First & Third Thursday of each month from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm. It is a wonderful opportunity to collaborate with other string players and work on chamber music together. It is only $5.00 per session to participate, and free to J – Members (Artist level or higher). Contact Karen Visser with any questions regarding this group: [email protected]
Directed by Steve Herrick, the first JJB formed the fall of 2012 with about ten players using “Combo” charts for rhythm and 4 horns. The band did two performances that first year. One concert later, they developed into the full-sized Big Band they are today, comprised of 20-30-members. All of the musicians are volunteers, members of the community who enjoy learning and performing.
It is open to adults and teens ages sixteen and older.
If you are interested in participating in the Jansen Jazz Band, please email [email protected]
Does having an Artist Level Membership give me access to the music studio rooms?
At this time, having an Artist Level Membership only permits free access to both Strings and Jazz open studio. This does not mean that one can have access to the studios on their own time, as they are often rented out by private instructors.
Do you offer financial scholarships?
The mission of the Jansen Art Center is to create opportunities for the community to engage in the arts, and we recognize that financial barriers are one way that limit access to the arts. If a scholarship would enable you to attend one of our programs, please fill out this form! Scholarships are available for people of all ages and can be applied to all programs from classes to exhibit submission fees.