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The 2017 annual Summer Jazz Camp was held from June 19-29 on the campus of Cabrillo College. The 42 participants, grades 8-12, represented 22 public, charter, and private schools throughout Santa Cruz County and beyond. These dedicated young musicians studied and listened to jazz for nine days, under the direction of Santa Cruz County music educators and professional musicians Steve Wilson and Terrel Eaton. Thank you campers for participating in this cultural enrichment program!

“I liked how the camp immersed me in jazz, and I had to push myself to get better. I got a lot of exposure to jazz in two weeks.” – Mateo Livingstone, Pacific Collegiate School.

Left to right: Bob Weider, Rob Mahoney, Steve Wilson, Terrel Eaton, Zach Olson, Dave McGillicuddy, Jeremy Yanowitz

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Jazz Camp 2017 was directed by music educators Steve Wilson and Terrel Eaton, with assistance from rhythm section coaches Robert Wider, Robert Mahoney, Zack Olsen, Jeremy Yanowitz, and David McGillicuddy.

The 2017 Jazz Camp Scholarship Fund made it possible for Kuumbwa to grant all need based scholarships requested this year. Please join us in a robust round of applause for both our business and individual community leaders that value and support music education. 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!

Special recognition goes to Cabrillo College for hosting the 2017 Jazz Camp, and a very warm thank you to the Pacific Cookie Company for donating cookies for the daily snack. Thank you!

Represented Schools Included: Aptos High School, Aptos Junior High, Kirby School, Mar Vista Elementary, Mission Hill Middle School, Pacific Collegiate School, San Lorenzo Valley High School, San Lorenzo Valley Middle School, Santa Cruz Montessori, Scotts Valley High School, Soquel High School.

Our year round education programs are made possible by generous donations from our many contributors both individuals and businesses and the following Foundations and Agencies: David & Lucile Packard Foundation, William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, Newman’s Own Foundation, Arts Council Santa Cruz County, Community Foundation Santa Cruz County, Monterey Peninsula Foundation, Brian and Patti Herman Donor Advised Fund at CFSCC, David and Abigail Kaun Donor Advised Fund at CFSCC and the Bill Graham Memorial Fund. Thank you!

Questions?
Contact Brian Fitzgerald
831-427-2227 or send a message Here.