Adult Jazz Programing

CCJA Adult Jazz Small Groups

In 2018, CCJA sought to create an arm of the organization for talented and curious adult musicians, bringing the organization's same excellent jazz educational programming to adults ages 18 and up. The CCJA Adult Small Groups are led by professional mentors with the occasional assistance of near-peer mentors. These mentors are all accomplished professional musicians, most of whom also teach at the collegiate level and they have a wealth of experience to share with students of all ages. Learn more about our faculty here.

 

The Denver CCJA Adult Group will meet throughout the academic year (Fall, Winter, and Spring) in the format of weekly rehearsals where CCJA students and faculty play and perform together as they study jazz improvisation, technique, style, theory, and history. Summer offerings will be available as well. Students are encouraged to express themselves improvisationally and through composing/arranging for their groups. At the end of each session, CCJA Adult Groups  perform for the public, often at noted area jazz venues.

Cancellation policy: Once a session has begun, we are not able to offer refunds. We can work out credit toward a future program on a case by case basis. CCJA's costs are fixed once a session begins, based on the enrollment at that time. Thank you for your understanding.

CCJA Denver Adult Group Sessions - Upcoming

Fall 2022: 8-Week Session, begins Sep. 6

November 2022 Mini-Session: 5-Week Session, begins Nov. 1

January 2023 Mini-Session: 5-Week Session, begins Jan. 3

January 2023 Session

BOULDER JANUARY 4-WEEK SESSION

Boulder's January Adult Small Group Session is 4 weeks long, beginning January 5th and culminating with a performance TBD. Rehearsals take place on Thursdays from 7-8:30pm at the Carlson Gymnasium on the CU Boulder campus. Rehearsals are open to adults on any instrument/voice with some playing experience on their instrument. Tuition for the session is $185. CU Boulder students will receive a $50 discount (email jonathan@jazzarts.org from your CU email to inquire).

DENVER TUESDAY JANUARY 4-WEEK SESSION

Denver's January Adult Small Group Session is 4 weeks long, beginning January 3rd and culminating with a performance on January 25th. Rehearsals take place on Tuesdays from 7-8:30pm at CCJA HQ at 800 Kalamath St. Denver, CO. Rehearsals are open to adults on any instrument/voice with some playing experience on their instrument. Tuition for the session is $185.

DENVER THURSDAY JANUARY 4-WEEK SESSION

Denver's January Adult Small Group Session is 4 weeks long, beginning January 5th and culminating with a performance TBD. Rehearsals take place on Thursdays from 7-8:30pm at CCJA HQ at 800 Kalamath St. Denver, CO. Rehearsals are open to adults on any instrument/voice with some playing experience on their instrument. Tuition for the session is $185.

DENVER Adult Big Band 2023

Who: Open to all ages above 18

Where: CCJA HQ at 800 Kalamath Street Denver, CO 80204 (MSU building)

When: Thursday evenings, 7-8:30pm. Feb 9, 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16, April 6, 13, 20 (note: no rehearsal on either 3/25 or 3/31 for spring break)

Concert: TBD

Cost: Tuition for the 2022 CCJA Big Band session is $285, made payable in two payments. Need-based scholarships are available, please reach out to Jonathan Zimny at jonathan@jazzarts.org for more information.