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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 and 5-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 2/8

Spring 2022 Session

 

DENVER

Denver's Spring Small Group Session is 10 weeks long, beginning the week of February 8 and culminating with a performance at an area jazz venue the weekend of April 23rd (TBD). 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 $345 ($370 after 2/1) 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.

*No rehearsals 3/15 & 3/17 - This week's rehearsals will instead take place on Saturday, 3/12 during the day 

*No rehearsals 3/22, 3/24, 3/29, & 3/31 for Spring Break

FUNK ENSEMBLE

CCJA's Funk Group Session is 10 weeks long, beginning the week of February 8 and culminating with a performance at an area jazz venue the weekend of April 23rd (TBD). Rehearsals take place at Kent Denver at 4000 E. Quincy Ave. Rehearsals take place on Tuesdays from 6:30-8pm. Funk ensemble is open to students grades 9-12 on any instrument or ability level. Limited spots are available (once a rhythm section spot is filled, it will be indicated below). Tuition for the session is $345 ($370 after 2/1) 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.

 

*No rehearsals 3/22 & 3/29 for Spring Break

BOULDER

Boulder's Spring Small Group Session is 10 weeks long, beginning February 8 and culminating with a performance at an area jazz venue the weekend of April 23 (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 $345 ($370 after 2/1) 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.

*No rehearsals 3/22 & 3/29 for Spring Break

FORT  COLLINS

The Fort Collins Spring Small Group Session is 10 weeks long, beginning February 8 and culminating with a performance at an area jazz venue the weekend of April 23 (TBD). Rehearsals take place on Tuesdays at Front Range Community College. This session is open to students grades 9-12 on any instrument or ability level. We will place students in a small group of 6-9 students, mentored by professional jazz bassist Seth Lewis. Tuition for the session is $345 ($370 after 2/1) 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.

*No rehearsals 3/15 & 3/22 for Spring Break