Spend a week with Jeff & Anne, two of the country's leading authorities and performers in the field of Ragtime, Dixieland and turn-of-the century popular music. Learn about great musicians like Scott Joplin, W. C. Handy, Irving Berlin, Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller and others, and immerse yourself in the music with live piano, flute and vocal performances of the tunes for which these artists are best remembered. Also explore Jekyll Island – one of Georgia’s southernmost barrier islands – home to the famous Jekyll Island Club, the exclusive and lavish resort where families like the Rockefellers and Vanderbilts once wintered.
October 9 - 14 2022 Sold Out!
October 16 - 21 2022 Just Added!!
January 29 - Febraury 3 2023
February 5 - 10 2023
October 22 - 27 2023
October 29 - November 3 2023
November 19 - 24 2023
Come join us for a fantastic adventure on Jekyll Island!
Daily lectures presented by Jeff and Anne as only they can!!
A special Ivory&Gold® evening concert
Camper Jam! Bring your instruments!
Limited class sizes ensure an up close and personal experience for all!!
Please note: 2023 dates are not yet active on the Road Scholar website
"This program is a terrific overview of uniquely American music. The presenters are phenomenal and did an exceptional job. My husband and I learned a lot and will actually be venturing out to learn more about jazz music at festivals and venues. The Jekyll Island Club was the perfect location for the session. Take this program; you will love it."
"This trip exceeded my expectations. The music program was fabulous because Ann and Jeff Barnhart are amazing professional musicians with the ability to share their passion and love of music. What a wonderful joyous experience of learning and listening. Jekyll Island is a beautiful place to enjoy and its loaded with history which adds to its charm. The food was abundant and delicious. The perfect get away for a vacation"
"I enjoyed my first Road Scholar trip with JAZZ & Jekyll island. Jeff & Anne are knowledgeable, talented, along with being experienced musicians & educators. Thanks you both for enriching my knowledge!!!"
"If you are interested in this period of music history, and want to know more and enjoy attending informal concerts by consummate artists-- "come on and hear" -- you won't be disappointed. And if you happen to bring your instrument or can sing, you can even join in. Great fun and fascinating. "
"This was one of the most wonderful five days we've experienced: in a lovely environment, with delightful entertainment while learning about Ragtime, Dixieland and early Jazz from two talented and charming instructors. Having beach walks and local environmental guides and learning about the Jekyll Island history and terrain were an added bonus. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!"