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The festival brings amateur musicians the Jazz à Vienne Academy so they can experience jazz music. The Academy is a place for musicians of all abilities to get together and explore their passion. It’s also a chance for trainees to perform on stage at the festival.


Jazz à Vienne’s educational center is back this year for its 26th outing with new musical experiences. The Academy brings amateur and professional musicians to explore their passion. 

Workshop informations :

New Orleans Brass Band Workshop
Gospel workshop
Lindy hop workshop
Jazz & Dance workshop
Jazz & Yoga workshop



The three musicians have a passion for New Orleans brass bands and will instil the brass band spirit of solidarity, togetherness, creativity and freedom in you. The workshop will involve learning pieces from the repertoire and arrangement techniques specific to New Orleans brass bands. Singing and instrumental improvisation will also play a key role in sculpting the pieces.

Eligibility: workshop suitable for wind instrument players and percussionists/drummers (min. 10 years, from 3 for instrument practice). This workshop is not available to guitarists or keyboard players.

Dates: July 6th-9th

Rate: 95€

Participants : François Rigaldiès (s), Christophe Durand (perc), Christophe Garaboux (ssph).




Accompanied by the pianist Pascal Horecka, Sabine Kouli will focus her workshop on vocal technique, body warm-up, percussion, singing and harmonising choral sound in a gospel repertoire. Sabine Kouli is a Togolese singer with a passion for gospel and Negro-spiritual music.

Eligibility: compulsory regular singing practice

Dates: July 7th-10th

Rate: 95€

Participants: Sabine Kouli (voc) & Pascal Horecka (p)




JazzUp is for young musicians of all horizons who want to perfect their instrumental performance and enhance their experience of playing in groups. The course includes 9 days of intensive classes and full immersion in the festival. It's also a chance to meet young musicians from all over the world and study an all-round course with an international teaching staff (masterclass, live rehearsals, readings, concerts).

Eligibility: end of 1st year of jazz studies and 2nd year. Good knowledge of harmonies, reading and chord charts are essential.

Dates: July 2nd-10th

Language: English

Rate: : 150€ (external), 450€ (internal) (Until February 29th then 200€ (external), 500€ (internal)

Participants : Alex Terrier (s), Pol Belardi (p), Sélène Saint-Aimé (b), Hans Schuman (dms), Ashley Kahn (journaliste et producteur).




Lindy Hop is the dance that puts a smile on your face! Jump into the 30s, explore the basics and learn fun-filled moves in a joyful vintage setting. Learn the Lindy Hop and Charleston to the sound of swing and by the end of the workshop you'll know the basics to bop the night away.

Eligibility: dancers of all abilities aged 15 and over

Dates: July 2nd- 5th ​

Rate: : 65€

Participants : Aurélien Faravelon - Laure Molegnana (dance) accompanied by jazz musicians 




Dancer and choreographer Raza Hammadi is coming to share his love of jazz dance in Vienne. He has been the Ballet Jazz Art's artistic director since 1981 and his creations and collaborations have appeared all over Europe and the East.

Eligibility: intermediate or advanced dancers aged 15 and over with previous experience of jazz dance

Dates: July 4th-8th

Rate: : 95€

Participants : Raza Hammadi and Clément Mames (dance) accompanied by jazz musicians.




Blending jazz and yoga means getting to the crux of each discipline: jazz is a form of yoga that involves the art of breathing and posture whilst yoga is a music of silence where the body is the instrument (please see Lise Rodriguez, Musique et Yoga-La Quête du juste – Broché 2016). Breathing exercises, positions and relaxation feature in this original yoga class. A workshop to learn and revisit hatha yoga (ancient yoga) with sessions suitable for everyone.

Eligibility: the workshop is suitable for people of all abilities (aged 15 and over)

Dates: July 6th-8th

Rate: : 60€

Participants : Elsa Klajnberg (yoga), Camille Thouvenot (p, cb)



Jazz à Vienne - 21, rue des Célestes - 38200 Vienne
Courriel : academie(at)
Tél. 04 74 78 87 84 - En partenariat avec le Trente