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EVERY GREAT STARTED OUT GOOD.
AND THEN THEY PRACTICED.

It all starts here this fall.

CCJA's 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 10-week, 8-week, and 5-week sessions through out the school year (Fall, Winter, and Spring) in the format of weekly rehearsals. 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. 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 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.

2022-2023 School Year Small Group Program Options

Fall 2022: 8-week sessions beginning the week of 9/6

November 2022: 5-week mini-session beginning the week of 11/1

January 2023: 5-week mini-session beginning the week of 1/3

Spring 2023: 10-week session beginning the week of 2/7

 

November 2022 Session

Denver's November Small Group Session is 5 weeks long, beginning the week of November 1st and culminating with a performance on December 3rd. Rehearsals take place at the CCJA HQ building at 800 Kalamath Street Denver, CO. 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. Need-based scholarships are available and we'd like every student who'd like to participate to do so. Inquire with Domi at domi@jazzarts.org.

DENVER

Tuesdays

Thursdays

DENVER - FUNK & LATIN ENSEMBLE

Denver's November Funk & Latin Ensembles are 5 weeks long, beginning the week of November 1st and culminating with a performance on Dec. 3. Rehearsals take place at the CCJA HQ building at 800 Kalamath Street Denver, CO. These ensembles are open to high school students on any instrument. Tuition for the session is $185. Need-based scholarships are available and we'd like every student who'd like to participate to do so. Inquire with Domi at domi@jazzarts.org. Rhythm section instruments are first come, first served - we will indicate which instrument spots have already been filled.

KENT DENVER - HIGH SCHOOL ENSEMBLE

Kent Denver's November Small Group Session is 5 weeks long, beginning the week of November 1st and culminating with a performance on December 3rd. Rehearsals take place Kent Denver School. This ensemble is open to students grades 9-12 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. Need-based scholarships are available and we'd like every student who'd like to participate to do so. Inquire with Domi at domi@jazzarts.org.

HIGHLANDS RANCH

Highlands Ranch's November Small Group Session is 5 weeks long, beginning the week of November 1st and culminating with a performance on December 3rd. Rehearsals take place from 6:30-8pm. Location TBD. Rehearsals 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. Need-based scholarships are available and we'd like every student who'd like to participate to do so. Inquire with Domi at domi@jazzarts.org.

BOULDER

Boulder's November Small Group Session is 5 weeks long, beginning November 1st and culminating with a performance on December 3rd. 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. Need-based scholarships are available and we'd like every student who'd like to participate to do so. Inquire with Domi at domi@jazzarts.org.

 

LONGMONT

Longmont's November Small Group Session is 5 weeks long, beginning the week of November 2nd and culminating with a performance on December 7th. Rehearsals take place on Wednesdays from 6:30-8pm at United Church of Christ of Longmont. 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. Need-based scholarships are available and we'd like every student who'd like to participate to do so. Inquire with Domi at domi@jazzarts.org.

Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs's November Small Group Session is 5 weeks long, with rehearsals from 6:30-8:00 on Nov. 2, 9, 17, and 30th (3 Wednesdays and one Thursday) and culminating with a performance on Thursday December 1st at 7pm. Rehearsals and concert take place at the Graner Music Recital Hall 4460 Barnes Road, Colorado Springs, CO. The group is open to students grades 9-12 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. Need-based scholarships are available and we'd like every student who'd like to participate to do so. Inquire with Domi at domi@jazzarts.org.