Roots, Jazz, and American Music is a first-of-its-kind program that links a world-class music conservatory to an award-winning jazz concert venue at SFJAZZ.
Students in the RJAM program have the opportunity to perform in multiple venues in the Bay Area, and to collaborate and learn from some of the top jazz artists on the concert circuit today.
Students hone their skills in improvisation, composition, reportoire, and jazz styles in ensembles of seven to eight students that meet regularly each week.
RJAM side-by-side concerts pair students with members of the SFJAZZ Collective to provide exceptional performance experiences.
Executive Director of Roots, Jazz, and American Music, Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and Special Advisor to the President Jason Hainsworth at SFCM's Bowes Center roofdeck.
Guggenheim Fellow and jazz bassist Rufus Reid leads a masterclass for RJAM students.
Pianist Yuja Wang joins RJAM students for a jam session. She played alongside an RJAM ensemble at a special concert in San Francisco.