The Major 9s

The Major 9’s is the premium Jazz Ensemble hosted at Avanti Music Academy. Our goals within this group are to develop musicianship, effective communication skills, improvisation, sight-reading, setting up and tearing down equipment, and learning combo jazz style. Exclusive performances are included in our larger recitals or showcases, and Jam Sessions.

Auditions are required for enrollment in The Major 9s. They generally take place during our placement auditions each semester but can be scheduled separately. Ages range from 11-18. Ensemble or Jazz experience is necessary. Rehearsals are held weekly at Avanti Music Academy and take place Sunday afternoons from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm. Tuition is only $90 per month.


Directed by

Angela Klemm

Matthew Eschliman

Rehearsal Schedule

September 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
October 6th, 20th, 27th
November 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th
December 1st, 8th


Performance Schedule

November 9th Jam Session at Avanti Music Academy 6 pm – 8:30 pm
December 2nd Premier Showcase TECH rehearsal (PPA) 4:30 pm – 10 pm
December 3rd Premier Showcase at PPA 4:30 pm – 8 pm