Jazz Labb

Professional musician and educator, Matt Finders,

is hosting the 9th annual Livermore Jazz Labb.


Jazz Labb provides an opportunity for musicians of any age to study jazz in a friendly setting. Under the direction of Matt Finders, Jazz Labb students explore the art of improvisation, sight-reading and jazz ensemble playing. (Players must have at least two years experience on their instruments).


All rehearsals will be held at the Bothwell Arts Center, 2466 8th Street, Livermore.


Monday through Friday –
July 9-13th


July 14th, 1pm, Bent Creek Winery, Livermore


Trombone Plus Rhythm Combo, 12-1:30PM

Intermediate Combo, 1:30-3:00PM

Intermediate Big Band, 3:00-4:30PM

Advanced Big Band, 4:30-6:00PM

Session fee $150

Contact Matt Finders for more info or to enroll

About The Program

Strengthen Sight-Reading Skills – The groups move through a wide array of music. “It is not my goal to perfect a few festival pieces, rather, we cover as much music as possible to improve the students reading and confidence.”

 – “The heart of jazz”, all of the students will be encouraged to improvise. Soloing builds confidence and allows other players to listen and learn.

Expand Your Playing Circle – Jazz Labb attracts students from Livermore, Pleasanton, San Ramon and Dublin.

Skill Level – In general, the Intermediate classes will consist of 7-9th grade players, while the advanced big band and trombone group will consist mainly of older high school players and adults. 

Culminating Concert – Each session ends with a performance for family and friends.