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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 for 9-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.

2023-2024 School Year Small Group Program Options

Winter 2023/24: 9-week session beginning the week of 11/7. 

There will be no rehearsals during Thanksgiving week, the last two weeks in

December, and the first week of January to accommodate all Winter Break schedules. 

(Registration is now OPEN)

Spring 2024: 9-week sessions beginning the week of 2/13.

(Registration will go live in the next few weeks)

Winter 2023 Session

Vocal Jazz Workshop (Ages 15-Adult)

When:  Thursdays from 7-8:30pm on November 16, 30, Dec 7, 14  Jan 11, 18, 25, and  Feb 1, with a performance TBD during the first week of February.

Where: MSU @ 800 Kalamath St in Denver 

What: Vocal Jazz Workshop where up to 8 vocalists (ages 15 – adult) will work with an amazing professional vocalist and voice coach to learn how to sing in a jazz group setting. Includes learning about phrasing, improvisation, interacting with a rhythm section, arranging, theory. Students will sing both songs with lyrics and will learn how to function in a horn section as a vocalist. Vocalists will also play with rhythm section players during the workshop, and will perform with a full rhythm section at the end-of-the session concert.  

Who: Directed by Dr. Bailey Grogan - About Dr. Bailey Grogan

 

Cost: $295 payable in one or two payments ($150, $145)  Need-based financial assistance available. Email jonathan@jazzarts.org for more information.

Denver's Winter Small Group Session is 9 weeks long on Tuesdays Nov 7,14, 28, Dec 5,12, and Jan 9, 16, 23, 30, culminating with a performance on January 31st or Thursdays Nov 9, 16, 30, Dec 7, 14  Jan 11, 18, 25, and  Feb 1, with a performance on February 3rd. Rehearsals take place at the CCJA HQ building at 800 Kalamath Street Denver, CO. 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

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KENT DENVER - HIGH SCHOOL ENSEMBLE

Kents Denver's Winter Small Group Session is 9 weeks long on Tuesdays Nov 7,14, 28, Dec 5,12, and Jan 9, 16, 23, 30, culminating with a performance on January 31st. Rehearsals take place on Tuesdays at the Kent Denver School in the band room. 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 Winter Small Group Session is 9 weeks long on Tuesdays Nov 7,14, 28, Dec 5,12, and Jan 9, 16, 23, 30, culminating with a performance on January 31st or Thursdays Nov 9, 16, 30, Dec 7, 14  Jan 11, 18, 25, and  Feb 1, with a performance on February 3rd. Rehearsals take place at the CU Carlson Gymnasium Building on the CU Boulder Campus. 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.

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Longmont

Longmonts's Winter Small Group Session is 9 weeks long on Thursdays Nov 9, 16, 30, Dec 7, 14  Jan 11, 18, 25, and  Feb 1, with a performance on February 3rd at 2pm. Rehearsals take place at the United Church of Christ Longmont. Sessions are open to students grades 6-8 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.

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