The 8th annual

Los Angeles  Jazz Workshop

(formerly the Santa Barbara Jazz Workshop)

Presented by Kim Richmond and Kimberly Ford
in partnership with the Los Angeles Jazz Society 
and the Santa Barbara Jazz Society

In 2024 the Los Angeles Jazz Workshop with 4 days of intense study of jazz improvisation and combo and big band playing. All levels welcome.

WHEN: Sunday, July 4 through Sunday, July 7.

This year the Workshop is LIVE AND IN PERSON!!!! This is held in a historic music school in the Boyle Heights area of Los Angeles.

      LIVE, featuring Masterclasses on brass, saxophones and rhythm/vocals,  jazz theory (3 levels), Special Session (the faculty performs, explains, and Q & A). 

The event will conclud with voluntary combo playing/jamming (with the faculty).

We have a superior set of faculty members who will meet the various students’ ability levels and give them a boost (and in some cases, a start) in their performance techniques.

There are photos and videos to be viewed and heard on this website. There are (on display under the Sponsors menu) comments from the students about previous workshops, and the recent 2020-23 Northwoods Jazz Camp.

 About the Jazz Workshop:

A learning and growing jazz experience for aspiring students of jazz -adults and high school aged students welcomed.: Our limited enrollment (approximately 30 students) to our high ratio of instructors assures an intimate and personalized music education experience. The Santa Barbara Jazz Workshop – in Los Angeles will be something that you will always treasure as a worthwhile investment in your music education. You make new friends that share a love of jazz and will also be studying and playing daily with world class seasoned jazz professionals.

A faculty of jazz professionals teach instrumental/vocal master classes, improvisation, jazz listening (how to listen, and who to listen to, old and new), modern jazz combo and big band playing, with concerts and jam sessions each late afternoon (open to the public) where advanced students sit in with the professionals.

Kim Richmond

Kim Richmond, saxophone

Kimberly Ford

Kimberly Ford, vocals

This will be an intimate event with 30 students maximum.



Please consider making a tax deductible donation to the Santa Barbara Jazz Workshop, sponsored by the Los Angeles Jazz Society 501(c)3 and the Santa Barbara Jazz Society 501(c)3. Your donation will help provide youth with vital musical jazz education and will help keep America’s original musical art form  “Jazz” alive and thriving.