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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 performance, basic improvisation and theory, concepts and phrasing, history and appreciation.

“Camp was a really fun experience and it changed the way I think about music and playing guitar.” – Jackson Kachman

Important! 2018 Camp Information Letter!

Camp Location: Cabrillo College, 6500 Soquel Dr., Aptos – VAPA Complex
Dates: Monday, June 18 – Thursday, June 28
Grades 8-9 attend from 9am -12pm; Grades 10-12 attend from 11am -2pm
Camp Concert: Thursday, June 28th, 6:30 PM at
Kuumbwa Jazz Center

Required Skills: Students must know at least 3 major scales and have experience with their instrument. Drummers must know standard jazz rhythms.

Required Material: Early Group – Real Easy Book by Sher Music Co; Late Group – Real Book 6th Edition by Hal Leonard

Find which book has the correct key for your instrument!

Tuition: $325 early registration. $355 after May, 31st. Register now!

Registration: Register online now! Registration for the 2018 Jazz Camp is now closed.

Please fill out this post-registration camper information survey!

Jazz Camp 2018 will be directed by music educators Steve Wilson and Terrel Eaton, with assistance from rhythm section coaches Robert Wider, Robert Mahoney, Jeremy Yanowitz, Zack Olsen, and David McGillicuddy.

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

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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. We are no longer accepting scholarship applications for the the 2018 Summer Jazz Camp.

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!

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Contact Jeremy Yanowitz