Ellington Study Group LA – Sponsored by the Academy of Scoring Arts

The Ellington Study Group is a led by composer and pianist Scott Healy, and is open to all music professionals.

The group is open to all professional composers, arrangers and performers, and will feature hands-on and in-depth study of jazz composition, orchestration, arranging, jazz music theory and formal analysis using classic and modern scores and recordings. The music of Duke Ellington is a point of departure – the class will cover many influential jazz composers and bandleaders, from Bennie Moten, Bob Brookmeyer, Thad Jones and Gil Evans to Sun Ra, George Russell and Ornette Coleman. 

In May, 2017, the ESG expanded its format to include guest speakers. Please join the e-mail list and check back for upcoming classes. Generally the ESG LA meets once every two months depending on artist scheduling.

Many thanks to the Academy of Scoring Arts for underwriting the ESG LA. 


The Ellington Study Group classes are held at Vitello's E-Spot Lounge in Studio City, CA,  from 10am - 12:30. Tickets are $15 -  includes continental breakfast.

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