Jazz students benefit from the relationship that Juilliard Jazz has with some of the world's most renowned artists. These musicians visit Juilliard as part of an ongoing series of residencies, master classes, and informal lectures throughout the year.
Artist Residencies: World-class jazz musicians perform and teach during a multi-day visit to Juilliard in preparation for upcoming concerts with Juilliard Jazz students. They lead master classes; teach classes in the Business of Jazz, Jazz Arranging, and/or Improvisation; and perform with the Juilliard Jazz Orchestra or a small ensemble in a public concert at Juilliard. Artists such as Terence Blanchard, Jon Faddis, Branford Marsalis, Christian McBride, and Maria Schneider have been among the roster of notable guests.
Friday Forums: Guest artists and industry leaders conduct two-hour master classes/lectures on various topics to offer insight and motivation for the program's developing artists. Recent guests have included Cyrus Chestnut, Jimmy Cobb, George Coleman, Paquito D'Rivera, Curtis Fuller, Benny Golson, Benny Green, Barry Harris, Harold Mabern, Mulgrew Miller, Paul Motian, and Cedar Walton. These forums also include presentations on the most up-to-date technologies and career development.