The Keystone College Jazz Institute will be held from Monday, July 28, through Friday, Aug. 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., daily. Organizers say that the Jazz Institute, presented in partnership with the Pennsylvania Jazz Alliance, will offer an opportunity for local musicians of all ages to study and perform with several of Northeast Pennsylvania’s and New York’s finest touring and recording jazz artists. Participants will gain experience in the varied styles of music they will create and perform in their future musical careers. Following the week-long educational event, participants will perform as a group at the Scranton Jazz Festival from Aug. 8-10 in downtown Scranton. Faculty members include jazz musicians James Buckley, Tom Hamilton, Marko Marcinko, Tony Marino, Eddie Severn and Bill Washer.

For more information on the Jazz Institute, call Crystal Seigle at 570-945-8580 or email crystal.seigle@keystone.edu.

Pictured: Keystone College Jazz Institute participants perform at the 2013 Scranton Jazz Festival.