Charleston Jazz Academy

The Charleston Jazz Academy brings together students of all backgrounds and ages in a collaborative, fun and nurturing environment. Our lessons are  designed to develop and refine the musical skills of musicians at every level of experience. Our combo classes teach jazz styles and musical improvisation while emphasizing the importance of teamwork, creativity and self-expression. 

The Charleston Jazz Academy is the educational arm of Charleston Jazz.


Inspired by the history and positive impact of the Jenkins Orphanage Band, the Charleston Jazz Academy was established in June 2017 to introduce students to the infectious energy of jazz and cultivate the next generation of jazz artists and enthusiasts through a variety of education and outreach programs.

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Private and group lessons are available in most instruments, as well as jazz band, camps, and workshops. We believe in providing all students with an equal opportunity to participate in music education. If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please let us know in the enrollment form. Scholarships are awarded based on financial need and/or musical merit. 


Contact Jan Moorer at jan@charlestonjazz.com or 843-745-5908

Charleston Jazz Academy

3005 West Montague Avenue in North Charleston.