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YEAR 2: 2022

The goal of the New Zealand Rodger Fox Jazz Academy is to provide quality jazz instruction to all interested New Zealand intermediate and high school students. Rodger Fox has been at the forefront of jazz education in New Zealand for almost 50 years. An extension of the annual New Zealand National Jazz Workshops, the Rodger Fox Jazz Academy is an initiative that provides 20 weeks of exceptional jazz instruction to school-age musicians throughout New Zealand.


The Jazz Academy has a national online instruction component, open to all school-age students throughout New Zealand. This programme consists of 20 weeks (75 minute sessions) of "live online" instruction in Jazz Theory,  

Improvisation, Jazz History, Listening  Skills, and Jazz Composition,

The online instruction is held Monday nights from 5:30 - 6:45.


The fee for the "National" sessions is $250.00 per student.



Wellington-based students will participate in the Jazz Academy's online component as well as a live performance programme, consisting of 20 weeks of small ensemble experience. The combined online component and live performance instruction are held Monday nights from 5:30 - 8:00 at the New Zealand School of Music/Victoria University of Wellington.

The fee for the "Wellington" sessions is $500.00 per student. 


To register for the Jazz Academy, email the following information to:


Your name (student)

Specify "National" or "Wellington"

Primary e-mail address:

One primary instrument:
Date of birth:
Full mailing address:

Current school and city/town:​

Contact details for parent(s) or guardian(s):

Please make an electronic transfer payment for the Academy fees at the same time as the electronic registration. Your registration isn't complete, or your place secure, without the payment.


**Be sure to include the student's name with the bank transfer!**

BNZ - NZ Jazz Foundation - 02 0500 0906968 000


You'll receive a confirmation e-mail within a day or two. Applications are being accepted immediately and will be accepted until all places are filled.

**Refunds for cancellations will be given until the second class, after which no refunds will be possible due to commitments for staffing/faculty at the Academy.**

Please join the Rodger Fox Jazz Academy Facebook page.

Send questions to: nzjazzacademy@gmail.com


May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

June 27

July 11, 18, 25

August 1, 8, 15

September 5, 12, 19, 26

October 3

November 7



Rodger Fox, Dave Lisik