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Jazz in the Sangres Camp

 Westcliffe, CO 

The 24th Annual 

Jazz in the Sangres Camp
July 21-26, 2024

The Jazz In The Sangres Camp is an immersive, one-of-a-kind jazz camp located in the foot of the Sangre De Cristo Mountains in Westcliffe, CO. A group of 25-45* intermediate/advanced high school jazz musicians will spend the week with the region’s most sought-after professional jazz artists such as Paul Romaine, Brad Goode, John Gunther, Greg Gisbert, Mark Patterson, Eric Gunnison, Annie Booth, Colin Stranahan, et al. Participants play in both small groups and a big band and participate in jam sessions, masterclasses, performances, outdoor activities, and more! Students have access to the world-class faculty nearly 15 hours a day, allowing for an incredible amount of personalized instruction and “hang time” with both faculty and fellow students. The last day of the camp features students performing around the town of Westcliffe.

*the number of students we are able to accept will depend on Covid state and local guidelines as the camp approaches. 

The fee for the camp is $600 and room and board is $420, which includes lodging and all meals. Students and faculty stay in a local motel in Westcliffe. Some need-based scholarships are available, please inquire.


Note: We are closely watching CDC, state, and local guidelines on gatherings such as this. The biggest factor affected by this will be the amount of participants we are able to admit. For reference, we held this camp in July 2020 during the pandemic and had a successful, socially distanced camp with 25 students, which was the maximum at that point in time. To learn more about the Covid-19 policies we have in place, get in touch with us or access our policies here

Questions about the Jazz in the Sangres Camp? Email CCJA Program Assistant Jonathan Zimny at

Audition Process

The Jazz In The Sangres Camp is open by audition only to high schoolers ages 14-18. Auditions for the 2024 camp are now being accepted and the last day of acceptance will be Monday, April 29th, 2024 at 11:59pm MDT. We will notify audition results by May 7th. Record the audition as a video and submit as an "unlisted" YouTube video link to If you do not have the ability to record a video audition, please get in touch with us and we will work out a solution. See below to download the audition requirements for specific instruments.

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