Various one-week ensembles + courses throughout June + July

Offerings for both students + adults - something for everyone!

Adult Jazz Combo

Ages 18+ • Any instrument, voice, or ability level

June 10, 11, 12, 13 • 6-8pm

University of Denver

Concert June 15, 3pm @ 
Muse Performance Space (Lafayette)

Led by renowned trumpeter-composer,

Brad Goode. Take your jazz chops to the next level and have a great experience playing in a group and performing for an audience!

Jazz Composition

The Art of the Contrafact • with Paul McKee

July 8, 9, 11, 12 • 10am-12pm

Macky Auditorium - CU Boulder Campus

Recording Session July 13 • 11am-1pm

Paul McKee guides you through the world of composition as you explore the history of jazz contrafact compositions and elements of arranging that will put you on the track of creating your unique compositional voice. Upon completion of 8 hours of instruction, participants will have their tunes performed and recorded by a professional band!

Funk Ensemble

All Instrumentalists • Ages 14-18

June 10, 11, 12, 13 • 1-3pm

University of Denver

Concert June 15, 3pm @ 
Muse Performance Space (Lafayette)

Join jazz and funk drummer extraordinaire Mike Marlier for an incredibly fun & funky week! The group will work on tunes both classic and contemporary, learning all the working parts of a great funk song, and expressing themselves through improvisation and of course...the grooves!

Latin Jazz

All Ages! • Any instrument (string players welcome!)

June 18, 21, 25, 28 • 4-6pm

Mi Vida Strings - Westminster

Concert June 28 @ The Muse

Led by dynamic saxophonist-percussionist Eric Trujillo.

Dive into the diverse, electric world of Latin Jazz, learnin the ins and outs of playing the many, many styles of Latin Jazz and having a blast doing so! This group will perform at the end of the session and is sure to get the audience moving and grooving!

CCJA Street Band

All ages! • All horns & percussion

June 4, 5, 6 • 2-4pm at Centennial K-8 (NW Denver)
Performance June 8 @ 11:30-1:30pm
Central City Jazz Fest

Ever wanted to play in an exuberant, joyful brass band reminiscent of the ones you find in New Orleans? Now's the chance! For the first time, we are offering the "CCJA Street Band" - part brass band, part marching band, 100% fun! The CCJA Street Band will rehearse unique arrangements and perform for the public at the 2nd annual Central City Jazz Festival. Come join the party!

Middle School Big Band

Students going in to grades 6-8, on any instrument!

June 17, 18, 19, 20 • 2-4pm

University of Colorado - Macky Auditorium

Concert at Dazzle
June 20 @ 7pm

Join Jonathan Zimny and dive into the fun and exciting world of big band! Many middle school students don't have the opportunity in their school programs to explore dynamic, challenging, and FUN music in this setting. The week of rehearsals will culminate in a performance for the public at Dazzle Jazz Club.


All-Girls Combo

Open to young women ages 13-18

Instrumentalists & Vocalists

June 18 & 19 • 12pm-3pm 

Nocturne Jazz Club in Rino

June 20 • 2-4pm (at Dazzle)
Concert June 20 @ Dazzle

Pianist-Composer Annie Booth leads another edition of our fantastic SheBop program, specifically for young women in jazz. Connect with like-minded young women while working on creative self-expression through jazz improvisation and performing music written by women! Limit - 8 participants

High School
(Pro-Level!) Big Band

Intermediate & Advanced High School Students

June 17 & 19 • 11am-4pm 

University of Denver

Concert June 20 @ Dazzle @7pm

(One Hour for Lunch)

Trumpeter Greg Gisbert has played in many of the world's greatest big bands including Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra, the Maria Schneider Orchestra, Frank Sinatra's band, and more! Learn from his expertise as he gets this band sounding like professionals!

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