The Berkeley Jazz Workshop are ensembles
that meet once a week, evenings, in spacious quarters in North
Berkeley. There are eight ensembles at various levels, beginning to
advanced, and players on all instruments are welcome. Every three
months we put on a concert that's free to the public.
The material ranges from standards (thirties & forties repertoire) to
bebop, Brazilian, Afro-Cuban, and modern jazz pieces.
The Jazz Workshops are a place to gain experience, to meet other
stir-crazy musicians and to make all the mistakes you want. Fees are
reasonable, covering rent on the space and some low-key, but useful,
If you think this might be what you need, please come by and visit,
listen, and - if you like - sit in on a tune. We'll try to find an
ensemble where you'll fit in.
Classes are moderated by Clark Suprynowicz, bassist and composer.
Clark's bio can be found