The PA Jazz Alliance Inc. provides educational master classes, private instruction and summer programs specializing in jazz, blues and world beat music. During the summer,The Jazz Studies Institute located at the Scranton Cultural Center, Scranton, PA, provides instruction in jazz theory, history, music business, improvisation, ensemble playing and arranging. Former students of the Jazz Studies Institute and PAJA Inc. instruction have attended The Berklee College of Music, New York’s Mannes College of Music ,The Manhattan School of Music and The University of the Arts to name a few.



The Jazz Institute at Keystone College is a one week summer program that offers an opportunity for students, educators, amateurs and professionals to study and perform with some of New York’s and Northeastern Pennsylvania’s finest touring and recording jazz artists.

Aug 3-7, 2015

Each year, The Jazz Institute presents its premiere student jazz ensemble at the Scranton Jazz Festival, following the week long educational event.

Our talented faculty will have instruction in the following areas:

  • Jazz Theory and Ear Training Harmony
  • Harmony
  • Improvisation
  • Jazz Piano Class
  • Jazz History
  • Various Jazz Combo
  • Ensembles
  • Private Instruction
  • Rhythm Section Techniques
  • Vocal Styles and Techniques
  • Performance and Practice Analysis
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Bass Ensemble

* Music business, music technology, studio engineering, and recording will also be discussed.

To Register:

Leanne Kavulich