Oaktown Jazz Workshops' Performance Ensemble features young musicians ages 12-18 who perform a variety of exciting and challenging jazz classics. Oaktown Jazz Workshops is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and its year round after school program passes on the musical language and traditions of jazz to the next generation of musicians. Youth learn from professional master musicians and perform for audiences throughout the Bay Area
The young and talented musicians of Oaktown Jazz Workshops (OJW) have impressed audiences for twenty years and will be opening the Piedmont Martin Luther King Jr Day Celebration on January 19. Formed in 1994 by the late, talented jazz trumpeter, Khalil Shaheed, and directed by Ravi Abcarian, Oaktown Jazz Workshops (OJW) celebrates jazz music as an American indigenous art form of profound artistic and cultural significance.
To promote and practice inclusiveness, foster an appreciation of differences, and raise global awareness within Piedmont and surrounding communities.