Summer Jazz Camp is an annual day camp for students entering grades 8-12 who are interested in learning jazz, improvisation and jazz appreciation. Students receive both one to one and group instruction. The camp focuses on live performance, basic improvisation, theory, soloing concepts and phrasing, along with jazz history and appreciation. Daily classes are held in the VAPA complex at Cabrillo College, with the final day performance on the famous Kuumbwa Jazz Center stage.
Jazz Camp 2017 will be directed by music educators Steve Wilson and Terrel Eaton, with assistance from rhythm section coaches Robert Wider, Robert Mahoney, Zack Olsen and David McGillicuddy .
Camp Location: Cabrillo College, 6500 Soquel Dr., Aptos – VAPA Complex
Dates: Monday, June 19 – Thursday, June 29
Times: Grades 8-9 attend from 9am -12pm; Grades 10-12 attend from 11am -2pm
Camp Concert: Thursday, June 29th, 6:30 PM at Kuumbwa Jazz Center
Required Skills: Students must know at least 3 major scales and have experience with instrument. Drummers must know standard jazz rhythms.
Registration: Online registration is now closed. You can still register by phone by calling 831-427-2227 or in person the first day of camp at Cabrillo College.
Scholarship Information: Limited need-based scholarships are available. We are committed to providing deserving young musicians the opportunity to pursue their passion for music in an intensive jazz instruction environment, regardless of financial resources. Apply.
The 2017 Jazz Camp Scholarship Fund is made possible by donations from our local business community, including, but not limited to: Appenrodt Commercial Properties, Hamilton Land Planning, Brian and Patti Herman, Erik and Judy Johnson, and Robin and Greg Sirakides. Thank you!
Contact Brian Fitzgerald
831-427-2227 or send a message Here.