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Adult Jazz Programing

CCJA Adult Jazz Small Groups and Big Band

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/Boulder Adult Group Sessions - Upcoming

Spring 2024: 9-Week Session, begins February 13th

Spring Session Adult Ensembles

Fall 2023

Vocal Jazz Workshop (Ages 15-Adult)

When: Thursdays from 7-8:30pm on Feb 15, 22, 29, March 7, 14, and April 4, 11, 18, 25 with a performance on April 28th.

Where: MSU @ 800 Kalamath St in Denver 

What: Vocal Jazz Workshop where up to 8 vocalists (ages 15 – adult) will work with an amazing professional vocalist and voice coach to learn how to sing in a jazz group setting. Includes learning about phrasing, improvisation, interacting with a rhythm section, arranging, theory. Students will sing both songs with lyrics and will learn how to function in a horn section as a vocalist. Vocalists will also play with rhythm section players during the workshop, and will perform with a full rhythm section at the end-of-the session concert.  

Who: Directed by Dr. Bailey Grogan - About Dr. Bailey Grogan

 

Cost: $345 payable in two payments. Need-based financial assistance available. Email Jonathan at jonathan@jazzarts.org for more information.

Denver Adult Small Group

The Denver CCJA Adult Group will meet once a week for 9 weeks from 7-8:30pm on Tuesdays Feb 13, 20, 27, March 5,12, and April 2, 9, 16, 23, culminating with a performance on April 28th or Thursdays Feb 15, 22, 29, March 7, 14, and April 4, 11, 18, 25 with a performance on April 28th. Rehearsals will take place at CCJA HQ, 800 Kalamath St. Denver. There, CCJA students and faculty play and perform together as they study jazz improvisation, technique, style, theory, and history. Students are encouraged to express themselves improvisationally and through composing/arranging for their groups. Need-based scholarships are available, email Domi at domi@jazzarts.org for more information.

Boulder Adult Small Group

The Boulder CCJA Adult Group will meet once a week on Thursdays Feb 15, 22, 29, March 7, 14, and April 4, 11, 18, 25 with a performance on April 28th.. Rehearsals will take place at the Carlson Gymnasium on the CU Boulder Campus. There, CCJA students and faculty play and perform together as they study jazz improvisation, technique, style, theory, and history. Students are encouraged to express themselves improvisationally and through composing/arranging for their groups. Need-based scholarships are available, email Domi at domi@jazzarts.org for more information.

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