Application form 2020:

BUZZ-workshop is an educational program for children and youth aged 6 to 16. Open to anyone who plays an instrument and are curious about jazz and improvisation. The participants explore the jazz genre and interacts with peers who have the same interest in music, under the guidance of professional musicians and educators.

“Improbasen” the youth center for jazz and improvisation facilitates the workshop. The youngest participants focus on traditional jazz, while the older and more experienced explore free improvisation. The instructors in 2019 are Odd André Elveland, Ayumi Tanaka and Henriette Eilertsen. The project is supported by Norsk musikkråd – KOMP, and The Norwegian Academy of Music offers rehearsal spaces.

Age, time and location:
Ages 6-12 years – August 3th – 05th 2020 at The Norwegian Academy of Music
Ages 13-16 years – August 06th – 08th 2020 at The Norwegian Academy of Music

The participants perform what they have learned at the Kids in Jazz festival from august 8th – 11th, with concerts at Nasjonal Jazzscene Victoria, Den Norske Opera & Ballett, The Norwegian Academy of Music, Sentralen, Caféteatret, Kafé Hærverk, Barnekunstmuseet and Barnas Jazzhus (Kids in Jazz).

Course fee: 750,- NOK including the workshop, Kids in Jazz, materials, and festival passes

Deadline: First come first served! See separate application form on this page.

Questions? Please send an email to or call us on 22 42 91 20. You can also reach the musical director Odd André Elveland at +47 46 89 83 02.

Presented in collaboration with:

Improbasen      komp_knapp