Education

The VJO educational program "Precepts of Swing" enables young musicians to study ensemble playing, how to swing, achieving sound quality, many detailed things around big band jazz performance. All the 16 members will come to talk / play with your band.

Young musicians can FEEL the music from 16 jazz musicians!

We enjoy sharing our experience with students from all over the USA, Europe, Japan and Taiwan.
On the left are pictures from one of our workshops in Japan.

Photo: Kengo Osaka


How to study with VJO?

Please contact our Orchestra Manager (see the "Contact us" page). We can customize our program "Precepts of Swing" to your situation. VJO can give a workshop and concert  on the same day so that students can hear a live public performance right after the workshop. Also we can add horn and rhythm "sectionals" to get more specific information.
So feel free to contact us!

*For workshops / educational programs in Japan : Migiwa Miyajima (Chief producer in Japan) 
*For other areas : Douglas Purviance (Orchestra manager)