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Small Group Program

Fall • Winter • Spring

CCJA Small Group Program

CCJA's signature program - the Small Group Program - groups students ages 11-18 from all over the metro area into small (7-9 piece) jazz ensembles, directed by professional musician 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! Learn more about our faculty here.

 

These ensembles meet in three 10-week sessions through out the school 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. Students are encouraged to express themselves improvisationaly and through composing/arranging for their groups. At the end of each session, CCJA students perform for the public, often at noted area jazz venues.

 

Over the past twenty years, the program has attracted incredible young players who have become integral musicians in their respective school groups, members of the Colorado All-State Jazz Band, and recipients of impressive scholarships to major collegiate music programs across the country. Students in CCJA connect with other like-minded players in the area while honing their craft, making music, and having fun.

Cancellation policy: once the session has begun, CCJA is only able to offer partial cash refunds or full credit for a future CCJA program.

2021-2022 School Year Small Group Program Options

Fall 2021: 9-week (Denver) and 10-week (Boulder) sessions beginning the week of 8/23

November 2021: 5-week mini-session (all locations) beginning the week of 11/1

January 2022: 5-week mini-session (all locations) beginning the week of 1/3

Spring 2022: 10-week session (all locations) beginning the week of 2/1

 

Fall 2021 Small Group Session

DENVER

Denver's Fall Small Group Session is 9 weeks long, beginning the week of August 23 and culminating with a performance at Dazzle Jazz club on Tuesday, October 19 (all Denver groups). Rehearsals take place at the CCJA HQ building at 800 Kalamath Street Denver, CO. All rehearsal times are open to students grades 6-12 on any instrument or ability levels. We will place students in small groups of 6-9 students according to age and ability level, mentored by the best professional jazz musicians in CO. Tuition for the session is $290 ($315 after 8/17), made payable in two payments. Need-based scholarships are available and we'd like every student who'd like to participate to do so. Inquire with Annie Booth at annie@jazzarts.org.

BOULDER

Boulder's Fall Small Group Session is 10 weeks long, beginning the week of August 23 and culminating with a performance at an area jazz venue the week of October 24 (TBD). Rehearsals take place on the CU-Boulder campus, at the Carlson Gymnasium building. This session is open to students grades 6-12 on any instrument or ability level. We will place students in small groups of 6-9 students according to age and ability level, mentored by the best professional jazz musicians in CO. Tuition for the session is $320 ($345 after 8/17), made payable in two payments. Need-based scholarships are available and we'd like every student who'd like to participate to do so. Inquire with Annie Booth at annie@jazzarts.org

LONGMONT

Information and registration coming soon!

November 2021 Small Group Mini-Session

 

DENVER

Denver's November Mini Small Group Session is 5 weeks long, beginning the week of November 1st and culminating with a performance at an area jazz venue the weekend of December 3rd (all Denver groups). Rehearsals take place at the CCJA HQ building at 800 Kalamath Street Denver, CO. All rehearsal times are open to students grades 6-12 on any instrument or ability levels. We will place students in small groups of 6-9 students according to age and ability level, mentored by the best professional jazz musicians in CO. Tuition for the session is $185 ($200 after 10/26) Need-based scholarships are available and we'd like every student who'd like to participate to do so. Inquire with Annie Booth at annie@jazzarts.org.

BOULDER

Boulder's November Mini Small Group Session is 5 weeks long, beginning November 2 and culminating with a performance at an area jazz venue the weekend of December 3 (TBD). Rehearsals take place on Tuesdays on the CU-Boulder campus, at the Carlson Gymnasium building. This session is open to students grades 6-12 on any instrument or ability level. We will place students in small groups of 6-9 students according to age and ability level, mentored by the best professional jazz musicians in CO. Tuition for the session is $185 ($200 after 10/26) Need-based scholarships are available and we'd like every student who'd like to participate to do so. Inquire with Annie Booth at annie@jazzarts.org.

January 2022 Small Group Mini-Session

 

DENVER

Denver's January Mini Small Group Session is 5 weeks long, beginning the week of January 3rd and culminating with a performance at an area jazz venue the weekend of January 28th (all Denver groups). Rehearsals take place at the CCJA HQ building at 800 Kalamath Street Denver, CO. All rehearsal times are open to students grades 6-12 on any instrument or ability level. We will place students in small groups of 6-9 students according to age and ability level, mentored by the best professional jazz musicians in CO. Tuition for the session is $185 ($200 after 12/28) Need-based scholarships are available and we'd like every student who'd like to participate to do so. Inquire with Camilla at camilla@jazzarts.org.

BOULDER

Boulder's November Mini Small Group Session is 5 weeks long, beginning January 4 and culminating with a performance at an area jazz venue the weekend of January 28 (TBD). Rehearsals take place on Tuesdays on the CU-Boulder campus, at the Carlson Gymnasium building. This session is open to students grades 6-12 on any instrument or ability level. We will place students in small groups of 6-9 students according to age and ability level, mentored by the best professional jazz musicians in CO. Tuition for the session is $185 ($200 after 12/28) Need-based scholarships are available and we'd like every student who'd like to participate to do so. Inquire with Camilla at camilla@jazzarts.org.