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.

Registration for Spring 2022 is Live!

CCJA's 10-week Spring session takes place in Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins beginning the week of February 8th. Spring ensembles include Small Groups, Funk Ensemble, and the CCJA Big Band. Open to students on all instruments or ability levels ages 11-18, students from all over the Front Range are mentored by the best professional jazz musician in the area. The session will culminate in a performances at an area jazz venue. Small group rhythm section (drums, bass, piano, guitar) spots can fill up quickly, and there are a limited number of spots available in big band. Registration is first-come, first-serve. Sign up today to reserve your spot!

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Join us for another Girls Jam on Wednesday 2/2!

Hosted on-site at CCJA HQ (800 Kalamath Street), a jazz jam exclusively for young women, women, and gender non-binary folks ages 10-100! All instruments welcome. 

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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.

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CCJA Has A New Home with MSU - Westword Feature

Read about our new Denver headquarters!

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9News Denver Feature - May 2020

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Merch Store

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

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