"Jazz is learning a whole different language in music."

-Claudia Bloom

Phoenix Jazz Girls Rising

is designed to teach young female musicians the basics of jazz, improvisation, and how to express their individuality through music. Students will study well known jazz tunes as well as song form and other basic musical concepts. ALL skill levels are welcome! PJGR is partnered with

The Nash jazz club in downtown Phoenix. 


Here is what instructor Claudia Bloom has to say about PJGR.

“Several years ago, while trying to develop a new concert idea, I started researching women in jazz. I already knew that being a female musician was “challenging” to say the least, but then I came upon a blog by a female student of jazz at one of the well known NY schools. It seems that the same attitudes and behavior towards women that I had experienced in the last three decades were still a common occurrence. Women were dropping out of these schools because of the discouragement that constant negative feedback will bring. My outrage turned into a plan to try and make a supportive community for the aspiring and performing female musicians in the area. With the help of Mary Petrich, Phoenix Jazz Girls Rising was developed for young women. A future mentor program and women’s big band are in the works! There is more to come for the aspiring female musicians of Phoenix. “ 

Questions? Contact us 

To learn more about the Nash,

visit the link HERE.

Read more about PJGR in this interview with the Downtown Devil 

Phoenix Jazz Girls Rising is featured in PHOENIX MAG! Read the article