photo credit: Kenneth Hamblin III

Who we are...

The Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts is a unique 501-(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to empowering youth to creatively express themselves through the language of jazz. CCJA gives musicians of all ages life-changing musical experiences through mentorship by the region’s most sought-after professional jazz musicians. Our students experience personal and artistic growth through participation in small groups, big bands, vocal ensembles, jazz instruction camps, jam sessions, clinics, community performances, and much more. To learn more about our organization's roots and mission, visit out our "About Us" page.

Joey Fest 2022

Join us for our 2nd annual Joey Pearlman Memorial Concert!

Featuring live original music, panel discussions with the composers, and a meet the artists reception, this event will honor & celebrate the memory of CCJA alumnus Joey Pearlman.

Free & open to the public.

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 Summer Programming 2022
  • June 6-10 & 20-24 - Summer Institute

    • A variety of classes & ensembles for musicians ages 10-adult

  • June 14-17 - Jazz Boot Camp

    • Four-day jazz improvisation and technique intensive for students of all ability levels ages 10-18

  • July 19-23 - Jazz in the Sangres Camp

    • An immersive, one-of-a-kind jazz camp located in the foot of the Sangre De Cristo Mountains in Westcliffe, CO. Open to high school students by audition.

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Keith Oxman - This One's For Joey

This new album was recorded for the Joey Pearlman Original Music Project and was released on Capri Records. Proceeds from this CD go to the Joey Pearlman Original Music Project Fund to help produce more original music from the Denver Jazz Community. Please enjoy this music in honor of Joey Pearlman and the creativity of Denver's jazz musicians.


CCJA Has A New Home with MSU - Westword Feature

Read about our new Denver headquarters!

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9News Denver Feature - May 2020


Merch Store

Proceeds from our merchandise go directly back into our youth music educational programming. Plus, they make you stylish!

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