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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.

Spring Small Groups Begin the Week of April 5!

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CCJA Has A New Home with MSU - Westword Feature

Read about our new Denver headquarters!

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Upcoming Summer 2021 Programming At-A-Glance

Jazz Boot Camp (Technique & Improvisation Intensive, ages 10-18)

June 15-18, 2021 - DENVER HQ

CCJA Summer Institute (various classes & ensembles, all ages)

June 7-12 and June 21-26

Jazz in the Sangres Camp (overnight camp in Westcliffe, CO for high schoolers, by audition only)

July 20-24 

Summer Internship Program - Production and Administrative Assistants, Ages 15-20

May 15-August 1 (5-10 hrs/wk) 

9News Denver Feature - May 2020

CCJA Sundays

A free online series from the Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts! We began our Sunday series in September 2020 as a way to continue to connect with our community virtually during the pandemic by offering free interviews and masterclasses. It's evolved into a very special weekly hang with the best local, national, an international jazz artists! Each CCJA Sunday takes place on Zoom at 5pm Mountain Time. Plan on joining us soon!

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April's "Digging Deeper" Series led by Dawn Clement

Digging Deeper is a free series that takes place online over Zoom in two or three parts. Dig deep into a specific music topic with one of CCJA's incredible faculty members and connect with others in the community! This series is for musicians and music lovers of all ages and ability levels.

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