• Jazz Alive CJP's School Residency Programs

    Jazz Alive

    CJP's School Residency Programs


About Jazz Alive

The mission of CJP’s Jazz Alive Program is to institute music learning at the beginning of a student’s formal education by providing a linear track of music instruction and enrichment from kindergarten through high school. The program follows a steady progression of music instruction that focuses on basic music theory including notation and rhythm, elements of music, improvisation, and life skills such as communication, team work and self-motivation. This is accomplished through active listening and participation using a variety of instruments.

"By building music programs and jazz bands at the elementary level, we can effectively improve the quality of CPS high school bands all around and can demonstrate involvement in music keeps our children focused and in school.”

-Orbert Davis

Jazz Alive currently serves 10 Chicago Public Schools and nearly 1,000 students in weekly music education.


I AND II (K-8)


Jazz Band and Jazz Orchestra


Jazz Choir, StingsAlive, GuitarsAlive, Drum Line


Unique electives, 4-6 sessions

NEW Jazz Alive Short-Term Music Programs

NEW Jazz Alive Short-Term Music Programs

We know that not every school can incorporate a full-year program into their curricula - that's why we have created new fun and exciting short-term programs so that you can find one that is the right size and fit for you and your students!

Please contact Program Manager Jordan Mandela at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information