SMF Jazz Academy

SMF Jazz Academy



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Jessica Messere, Manager
Eric Jones, Ron & Susan Whitaker Interim Music Director

SMF Jazz Academy is a FREE Jazz program with complete after-school care at its site location School of Humanities at Juliette Gordon Low Elementary. Savannah-Chatham County Public School System and  21st Century Community Learning Centers have been gracious to allow a partnership for the use of their facilities and resources.

SMF Jazz Academy program gives students the opportunity to learn an instrument and be a part of the SMF Jazz Academy Big Band. The program provides complete after-school care consisting of academic assistance, dinner, snack, and transportation to and from the program site. SMF Jazz Academy aims to empower the whole student by instilling life-long skills of academic, social, and musical achievement.

Participants of SMF Jazz Academy receive:

  • Instrument Rental
  • Private Lessons
  • Academic Support
  • Snack & Dinner
  • Transportation by Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools System

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At this time, all SMF Jazz Academy student spots are filled for Spring 2020, additional submissions will be added to our waiting list.

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SMF Jazz Academy is made possible by generous supporters and sponsors.
Thank you!
Ron & Susan Whitaker, founding sponsors
Sponsored by Marla & Morris Geffen, Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, Walter Lynch & May Wall, Savannah-Chatham County Public School System and Anne P. West
Sponsored in part by The Hodge Foundation, Junior Jazz Foundation and Widespread Panic’s Tunes for Tots
Partial support provided by Walter G. Canipe Foundation, Kole Management Company, The Krystal Foundation, Mrs. Ellen O’Bannon and United Community Bank