The Jazz Institute of Chicago invites serious student jazz musicians to join the 2014-15 Jazz Links Student Council. Members attend monthly meetings, master classes and workshops with professional jazz musicians, and jam sessions. Council members also have the opportunity to attend live jazz concerts throughout the school year. Many council alumni go on to pursue successful jazz performance and education careers.
The Jazz Links Student Council was created to give direct voice to music students at the high school level. The Council provides an opportunity to develop leadership and professional skills and perform in ensembles at venues all over the city including Millennium Park and the Chicago Jazz Festival. In addition, JLSC members have participated in master classes at Columbia College, produced a CD, and are mentored in the business of music by veteran jazz artists.