The Nash Futures Ensemble

In this introductory program, students ages 10–17 discover their passion for music while learning the essential elements and skills of jazz. Enrollment is now open for our 2024 Spring session, which will run from January 29th - April 29th.
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January 29 - April 29th
Mondays, 5:30–7:30 p.m.


The Nash
110 E. Roosevelt St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004


$0-$500 sliding scale tuition

Contrary to common belief, jazz improvisation is a learned skill. Jazz is a language developed over time through the process of listening and imitation. During this 14-week program, students will learn to improvise small phrases and melodies which, eventually, can be linked together into longer musical sentences that can communicate ideas and feelings. No prior experience of playing jazz is required, but knowledge of major scales is helpful. This class is perfect for the novice who would like to learn to play in jazz combos or bands. All instruments are welcome.

WATCH an Arizona PBS Horizon story about The Nash Futures.

At The Nash, we are proud to provide affordable education to all students regardless of economic background. We ask that if you value our offerings at The Nash that you pay what you think we're worth. If classes are unaffordable for you, we have created a system that allows you to take classes with us at prices ranging from $0-$500. Whichever price you choose will remain confidential and there is no explanation necessary. These coupon codes are available to use at check out in the registration process:

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