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Fundamentals of Jazz for Players & Listeners


with RJ Marx

Calendar Jan 11, 2024 at 6 pm

This class will cover key concepts, terminologies, and techniques in Jazz music. Whether you are a seasoned musician or a curious listener, this class will deepen your appreciation and understanding of  the vibrant and dynamic art form called Jazz.  Students and listeners of all levels are encouraged to participate!

8 sessions

Instructor BioR.J. Marx is a saxophonist and writer active in the music scene for over 40 years. He began his love affair with jazz as a teen. He went on to study at Berklee College of Music in Boston before relocating to New York City where he played with a variety of jazz ensembles and wrote extensively about jazz. In 2015, he moved to the Oregon Coast where he founded the R.J. Marx Quartet. He now performs at venues along the North Coast with groups including the Seaside Jazz Trio, the swing group Chelsea LaFey and the Salt Shakers, and the funk/fusion band Red String Theory.


If unable to pay via credit/debit card, please mail check or money order at least 5 days prior to class start date to: 

Clatsop Community College, Attn: Business Office, 1651 Lexington Ave, Astoria, OR 97103


COVID-19 guidelines:  The wearing of masks on campus is optional.


Refund Schedule and Drop Dates

Last day to drop a Community Education or Workforce Training class with a refund:

  • One or two-session workshops – one working day prior to class start date
  • Three class sessions or more – two working days after the first class

There are no refunds allowed beyond these deadlines:  You are liable for payment of classes at the time of registration and will be held liable unless the classes are dropped within the refund period.

If you withdraw due to circumstances beyond your control such as a medical emergency, you may file a petition for a refund. The date of receipt of the petition, length of class attendance, and cost of course materials and services may be considered in denying or reducing the amount requested. If you need to complete a form to petition for a refund, please email: or call 503-338-2408.

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