Knights of Jazz String Band, a Rogers Park-based youth string ensemble with a focus on early jazz, is currently open to new members! Aspiring jazz string players need a minimum of two years experience on their instrument (violin, viola, cello or bass), must be in 7th grade - high school, and above all must be down to swing!
2020 October - December Season:
Knights of Jazz String Band meets weekly on Sundays from 1-2:30pm. While weather permits, we will continue to rehearse outdoors in Matanky Park at 6925 N. Ridge Blvd. For outdoor socially distanced rehearsals, each musician should come prepared with instrument, music, stand and face mask. Cellists should additionally bring a chair. Rehearsals will move to one-hour Zoom meetings when temperatures drop, where we will combine synchronous playing, critical listening, and exploration of video and audio material related to jazz performance and history. Tuition for the Fall season is $100.