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Summer Jazz Camp

Summer Jazz Camp is an annual day camp for students 12 – 18 years old 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.

The 2014 annual summer Jazz Camp was held from June 16 – 26 on the campus of Cabrillo College. The 53 participants, ages 12 – 18 yrs, represented 16 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. Assisting were rhythm coaches- Bill Bosch, Robert Mahoney, Zack Olsen and Gino Raugi. Jazz Camp concluded with a joyfully successful, standing room only concert at Kuumbwa Jazz Center attended by enthusiastic family, friends, and community supporters. Thank you for participating in this cultural enrichment program.

The 2014 Jazz Camp Scholarship Fund makes it possible for Kuumbwa to grant all need based scholarship requests this year. Please join us in a robust round of applause for our business community members that value and support music education:  Appenrodt Commercial Properties, David and Abigail Kaun Fund, Fred Tio, Hamilton Swift and Associates, Inc., Matthew Wood & Frances Ruiz-Wood, and Newman’s Own Organics. Thank you!

Questions? Contact Melody Korkos, Education Coordinator, at 831-427-2227 or send a message Here.

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