Hello! We’re Leah Pogwizd and Michael Saddekni, two jazz musicians based out of Birmingham, Alabama. We started Birmingham Institute of Jazz in December 2020 to promote jazz education throughout the city and around the world. Through online video instruction, we offer practical guidance in topics such as jazz bass and solo improvisation for players of all levels.

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