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EVERY GREAT STARTED OUT GOOD.
AND THEN THEY PRACTICED.

It all starts here this winter.

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.

If you would like more information on what classes are like, or have more questions about what we do, check out our FAQ section!

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. There will be no rehearsals the last two weeks in March to accommodate Spring Break schedules.

Spring 2023 Session

Denver's Spring Small Group Session is 9 weeks long, beginning the week of February 7th and culminating with a performance in the last week of April. Rehearsals take place at the CCJA HQ building at 800 Kalamath Street Denver, CO. There will be no rehearsals the last two weeks in March to accommodate Spring Break schedules. Sessions 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. 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 ENSEMBLE

Denver's Spring Funk Group Session is 9 weeks long, beginning the week of February 9th and culminating with a performance in the last week of April. Rehearsals take place at the CCJA HQ building at 800 Kalamath Street Denver, CO. There will be no rehearsals the last two weeks in March to accommodate Spring Break schedules. Sessions are 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 $345. 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.

KENT DENVER - HIGH SCHOOL ENSEMBLE

Kents Denver's Spring Small Group Session is 9 weeks long, beginning the week of February 7th and culminating with a performance in the last week of April. Rehearsals take place at the Kent Denver School in the band room. There will be no rehearsals the last two weeks in March to accommodate Spring Break schedules. Sessions are 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 $345. 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 Spring Small Group Session is 9 weeks long, beginning the week of February 9th and culminating with a performance in the last week of April. Rehearsals take place at the CU Carlson Gymnasium Building on the CU Boulder Campus. There will be no rehearsals the last two weeks in March to accommodate Spring Break schedules. Sessions 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. 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 Spring Small Group Session is 9 weeks long, beginning the week of February 9th and culminating with a performance in the last week of April. Rehearsals take place at the United Church of Christ in Longmont, CO. There will be no rehearsals the last two weeks in March to accommodate Spring Break schedules. Sessions 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. 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 Spring's Small Group Session is 9 weeks long, beginning the week of February 6th and culminating with a performance on April 13th. Rehearsals take place at Pine Creek High School
10750 Thunder Mountain Ave. 
There will be no rehearsals March 27th to accommodate Spring Break schedules. Sessions 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 $325. 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.

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