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Who We Are

Phoenix Jazz Girls Rising is a community of performers and educators dedicated to developing aspiring female jazz musicians. Started at the Nash three years ago,  we are grateful for past support and a facility for our classes. We are now building our programs to include more locations in our Phoenix community. We believe in reaching out to places where young women may have never had the chance to see women perform or teach jazz. We give these students an opportunity to study and learn the language of jazz in a cooperative and supportive environment. By offering this support and mentorship we are building a community of strong young women that can lead no matter what they choose to do.
Our workshops and classes are led by Claudia Bloom and are a collaboration of knowledge with female teachers and performers in the Phoenix area.



Our mission is to create and expand the female jazz education community, and to bring opportunities to new populations and new places. We want to increase awareness of this work and build a network by capitalizing on connections to other professional performers, educational institutions, performance platforms and facilities such as schools, churches, community groups.



Create a strong community of female performers who succeed and lead, and change  the narrative in Phoenix and be able to see our female population represented fully in the art of jazz.


Meet the Instructors


Phone: ‭(602) 741-1496‬

Claudia Bloom

Claudia Bloom is a performer and educator and holds a classical piano degree from a major university but has been studying jazz since she was in her twenties with teachers in Denver and New York. She has traveled the world playing jazz, rock, and pop and since re-locating to the Phoenix area has played long stints with smooth jazz singers and salsa bands.

Guest Instructors

Each semester PJGR will feature guest instructors from the Jazz community.


Teachers and students at the Roosevelt School Resource Fair


Articles featuring Phoenix Jazz Girls Rising in the Downtown Devil and  PHOENIX magazine.

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