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Music Samples from Our Jazz Combos

A quick listen to a couple of classic jazz tunes.

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Welcome from the Hochstein Jazz Combos Director

Welcome Jazzers! 

The Hochstein Jazz Combo program is in its second decade of sharing "America's classical music" with young jazzers of all ages.

Join the program and experience what it's like to play in a small, tight jazz band! Not only will you learn lots of classic jazz standards, but how to play them and what your role is in an improvising, swinging ensemble.

Richard DeLaney, Coordinator and Coach

Please feel free to contact me at: Richard.DeLaney@Hochstein.org


Jazz Combos at Hochstein


Richard DeLaney, Coordinator and Coach

Fridays, 6:00-7:00 or 7:00-8:00 pm
advanced level

grades 7-12 and adults NYSSMA Level 4-6, or the equivalent


Jazz combos are formed of students with compatible ages and abilities. Open to strings, piano, woodwinds, guitar, electric bass, and percussion. Reading skills and the ability to sight-read are necessary. A placement audition is required and will consist of sight-reading, selected scales in 2-4 octaves from all major and minor keys, and a performance of a prepared selection. Placement auditions will be held in early September, date TBA. Call (585) 454-4596 to schedule an audition time.


Fee: $10 registration fee; $540* yearly tuition payable in quarterly installments of $135 each. For students enrolled in individual lessons at Hochstein, yearly tuition is $432 payable in quarterly installments of $108. (Fees are as of Fall 2021.)

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