widest range of jazz instruction

The PMAC Jazz Institute offers the widest range of jazz instruction available in New Hampshire outside of a collegiate experience. The program includes six weekly jazz ensembles, guest artist workshops, jam sessions, concerts, college audition prep, and private instruction with many of the best jazz musicians in the region. The Jazz Institute faculty has designed a curriculum that provides opportunities for musicians at every stage of development. If you are interested in jazz, whether you’re a beginner or advanced player, the PMAC Jazz Institute has programs designed to take you to the next level.

Bryan Bergeron Killough, guitar

Chris Klaxton, trumpet, piano

Eric Klaxton, saxophone

Jeff Auger, piano

Jim Dozet, guitar

Jim Rudolf, drums

Jonny Peiffer, piano, percussion, jazz theory, composition

Matt Langley, saxophone

Mike Effenberger, piano, jazz theory, composition

Mike Walsh, drum set

Nate Therrien, upright bass

Nick Phaneuf, bass

Russ Grazier, saxophone

For more information about enrolling in the private lesson program at PMAC, click here

Jazz Jam Saturdays for Teens & Adults with PMAC Jazz Institute Teaching Artists.

Each Saturday in January, come sit in and jam with a trio of teachers from PMACs Jazz Institute. We rotate teaching
artist each week so you have a chance to play with a variety of musicians. Each session will focus on 2 tunes. Open to drum set, bass guitar, upright bass, guitar, piano/keyboard, violin, viola, cello, trumpet, flute, clarinet, tuba, trombone and voice.

$10 per class drop-in fee payable at the door
FREE to current PMAC students

Jan 11: CHARLIE PARKER AT 100 Selections: How High the Moon/Ornithology; Back Home Again in INdiana/Donna Lee


Jan 18: NOLA CALLING! Selections: Joe Avery’s Blues; Sleepytime Down South


Jan 25: 16-BAR STANDARDS Selections: Solar; Lady Bird


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