Summer Jazz Camp

2014 Camp Information

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.

Camp Location: Cabrillo College, 6500 Soquel Dr., Aptos – VAPA Complex
Dates: Monday, June 16 – Thursday, June 26
Times: Grades entering 8-9 attend from 9:00 am-12:00 pm; Grades 10 and above attend from 11:00 am-2:00 pm
Camp Concert: Thursday, June 26th, 6:30 pm at Kuumbwa Jazz Center

Required Skills: Students must know at least 3 major scales and have experience with instrument. Pianists should be familiar with jazz chords. Drummers must know standard jazz rhythms.

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Tuition: $295; deadline to enroll is June 13, 2014, or when filled.

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. However, please note that Kuumbwa rarely grants full scholarships.Click Here to apply and register, deadline to apply is June 6, 2014.

Book Information
Books are required for 1st day of Jazz Camp.

8 – 9 Grades: Real Easy Book, Sher Music Co.
10 –12 Grades: Preferred book: Real Book, 6th Edition, by Hal Leonard (note: any Real Book edition is acceptable if already owned for 10th–12th grades)

Optional Books
Jazz Standards for Drumset by Brian Fullen; published by Hal Leonard,
The Total Jazz Guitarist by Jody Fisher; published by Alfred Publishing Co. Inc.

Order at Thomas Musical Instruments (831) 425-0110
1010 Fair Avenue Suite H (corner of Ingalls Ave near New Leaf Market Westside SC)
Allow 7-10 business days for advance order to be picked up.

Last Year
The 2013 annual summer Jazz Camp was held from June 17 – 27 on the campus of Cabrillo College. The 61 participants, ages 12 – 18 yrs, represented 27 public, charter, and private schools throughout Santa Cruz County and beyond. These and 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 2013 Jazz Camp Scholarship Fund makes it possible for Kuumbwa to grant all need based scholarship requests for 2013. Please join us in a robust round of applause for our business community members that value and support music education:  Appenrodt Commercial Properties, Hamilton Swift and Associates, Inc., Patti and Brian Herman, Carolyn Hyatt, Erik and Judy Johnson and Jennifer Walker of RPM Mortgage.

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

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