Established Sept 19, 2006, Bakersfield Jazz Workshop is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to education, appreciation and promotion of jazz music in Bakersfield and Kern County, California. We engage with our community through weekly workshops, scholarships, free concerts, and other activities.
Every Tuesday, BJW holds a workshop, open to the public, consisting of a beginner jazz ensemble class, a featured artist concert, and an open jam session. Free admission. Family-friendly.
If you plan to participate in the open jam session, please read these guidelines, intended to make for a smooth, orderly and enjoyable session.
Please respect our hosts, our musicians, our audience and the music by observing the existing Sundale dress code, as follows:
We rely on voluntary donations from attendees, businesses, venues and other community organizations. These donations may be tax-deductable (consult your tax advisor).
Workshop attendees can drop a few dollars in the tip jar. Local businesses and community organizations can make donations in person at the workshop, or by mail.
You can also donate online right here:
If you need more information or would like to contact us directly, follow the link below.