Afro-Caribbean Jazz Advanced Apprenticeship

ASM Afro-Caribbean Jazz Apprenticeship

Classes start in October, 2020

All classes are virtual for the duration of the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Instructor: Adrian Ruiz

Ages 14-18 (must be in high school).


Phone number: 773-698-6004
Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center
4048 W. Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60639

The Afro-Caribbean Jazz Ensemble program provides the opportunity to expand on the fundamentals of Jazz and its intersection with Afro-Latin traditions of the Caribbean. Fill out application here. Search for Afro-Caribbean Jazz, Instructor Adrian Ruiz.

Graduates from this program are regularly invited to perform in professional gigs with SRBCC’s family of artists and instructors.

Earn cash while you learn!

Teens in our programs earn stipends.

For teens who successfully meet certain program requirements (including attendance and participation), After School Matters provides them with a monetary stipend.

Summer $336 – $725
School Year $275 – $425 (per session, Fall and/or Spring)

Stipends lower participation barriers, reinforce the importance of dedicated participation and hard work in programs, and make an economic impact on teens, their families and communities. Providing stipends to our teens empowers them and reinforces the value of their time and efforts.