Jazz Masters Residency Program
Jazz Master Residencies bring jazz master artists into Chicago Public School K-12 classrooms for eight sessions.
Kiewit-Wang Mentorship Award
The Kiewit-Wang Mentorship Award is given to two high school students who demonstrate excellence in jazz musicianship. Recipients receive 15 private lessons with a local jazz musician of their choice.
Noteworthy Jazz Ensemble
A unique ensemble comprised of Chicago Public School music teachers.
Straight Ahead Jazz Camp
Straight Ahead Jazz Camp provides five days of jazz immersion featuring innovative, hands-on sessions led by professional musicians and clinicians.
Teachers Advisory Council
The Jazz Links Teachers Advisory Council brings together dedicated Chicago Public School jazz band directors to determine the best way to expand jazz access for area students.
Jazz Links Student Council
The Jazz Links Student Council gives high school jazz musicians the opportunity to develop musically and professionally through exposure to live music, workshops with professional musicians, and performance opportunities throughout the city.
Jazz Links Jazz Ambassadors
The Jazz Ambassadors program develops student musicians through weekly jazz ensemble rehearsals, improvisation classes, and access to live jazz concerts throughout the city.
All-City Jazz Band Festival
The Jazz Institute co-sponsors the All City Jazz Band Competition where 27 bands compete for the highest rankings. The Jazz Institute provides a Chicago composer to work with the winning band which performs at the Chicago Jazz Festival.
Jazz Links Jam Sessions
Monthly Jazz Links Jam Sessions give students the opportunity to perform with world-class professionals in the Jazz Links house band.
Women’s Jazz Leadership Initiative
The Women’s Leadership Initiative focuses on dialog, connection, and musical exchange between professional women musicians in Chicago and female students of jazz.

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