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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.

Colorado Gives Day is Tuesday, December 7th

The state-wide giving movement for non-profits - Colorado Gives Day - is coming up on Tuesday, December 7th, 2021. To support Colorado's jazz community, CCJA needs your support.

Donations of any amount make a meaningful impact towards our organization's mission of transforming lives through music and serving more students throughout the state of Colorado. Whether you have $10 to give or $1000 to give, plan your end-of-year giving to CCJA at any point before the end of the year. We are so grateful for your financial support. Donations are tax-deductible. Thank you, CCJA Family! #musicforlife

Registration for January CCJA Small Group Session is Live!

CCJA's 5-week mini Small Group session takes place in Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins beginning the week of January 3rd. 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 performance at area jazz venues. Rhythm section (drums, bass, piano, guitar) spots can fill up quickly, and registration is first-come, first-serve. Sign up today to reserve your spot!

Join us for another Girls Jam on Wednesday 12/1!
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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. 

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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