• Jimmy Heath with CCJA students

    We are ALL uplifted by giving!

    CO Gives Day is December 8th

    Donate now to help create positive, life-changing experiences for kids that will give them (and all of us!) music for life.

    Pre-schedule your donation here 
    CO Gives Day is December 8th
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    Connect, learn & create!

    Register for CCJA Big Band!

    Open to HS musicians, intermediate to advanced experience level. Directed by trombonist, composer, arranger Adam Bartczak January 6th-April 26th, 2016.

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    Register for CCJA Big Band!
  • Ellis Marsalis

    Come hear a legendary jazz pianist in Denver at Baur's Listening Lounge

    Ellis Marsalis at Baur’s – Benefitting CCJA!

    Jazz patriarch Ellis Marsalis will be performing solo piano at Baur's Listening Lounge (1512 Curtis St. on Thursday, December 10th. A portion of the ticket sales will go to the Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts

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    Ellis Marsalis at Baur’s – Benefitting CCJA!
  • Recording Studio

    Learn relevant skills and create multimedia and audio projects!

    Music, Media & Production Course

    Work with top sound engineers and videographers in Denver to learn audio & video production! Supplement your career as a musician or start a career or hobby. Open to ages 14-adult.

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    Music, Media & Production Course
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    National Young Arts Foundation Recognizes CCJA Students!

    A big congratulations to current CCJA student, Rico Jones (saxophone) and a CCJA alumnus, Joey Pearlman (bass) for receiving Honorable Mentions from the National Young Arts Foundation. Rico and Joey were among a small selected group of young artists recognized out of over 12,000 applicants. Way to go, gentlemen!

    National Young Arts Foundation Recognizes CCJA Students!
  • CCJA's new KinderBop music program for young children

    Coming in 2016...Jazz for Pre-schoolers!

    Coming soon – KinderBop

    KinderBop is a multi-modal music program that encourages the growth, development, literacy, and creativity of young children. By participating in a variety of musical, joyful, play-centered activities, children develop critical social skills, bond with their families, build confidence, and lay a foundation for a soulful life.

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    Coming soon - KinderBop!

 CCJA is a unique non-profit organization dedicated to empowering youth to creatively express themselves through the language of jazz.

CCJA gives young musicians life-changing musical experiences, mentored by the region’s most sought-after authentic professional jazz musicians, who help them reach whatever level of mastery they desire, while feeling connected and supported as they explore their artistic selves.+

Our students participate in small ensembles, big bands, vocal ensembles, camps, workshops, clinics, and performances, where they are supported in both their personal and artistic growth as they:
-learn to improvise and play many different styles of jazz and jazz related music
-create meaningful experiences together as a group
-play with mentors who have played with many of the jazz masters as well as near-peer mentors
-connect to the jazz/music community and make lasting friendships

Browse our programs and see where you can jump in and connect!

CCJA is an SCFD Tier 3 organization! Thank you to the SCFD for their support…we are fortunate to live in an area where the arts and culture are supported this way.

CCJA would like to thank and acknowledge theCommunity Foundation of Northern Virginia SCFD Denver– Alan M. & Nathalie P. VoorheesFund for their support!  cfnova.org


Thank you for the support!