• Super charge your jazz chops!

    Jazz Boot Camp

    Play in groups, learn more about improvising, hang out with cool people! June7-10 @ the Newman Center, 9:30-3:00 each day.

    Info (& theory test)
    Jazz Boot Camp
  • JIS Poster 2016

    A hang you DON'T want to miss!

    CCJA Jazz in the Sangres Camp

    Spend 5 days immersed in music with 7 world class musicians, playing in both small groups and a big band at the foot of the beautiful Sangre de Cristo mountains.

    more info
    CCJA Jazz in the Sangres Camp
  • SI 2016 Promo 2

    Intensify your summer vibe

    Summer Institute Ensembles/Classes

    Enjoy some summer fun playing in a Funk, Fusion, Vocal or Latin ensemble! 3 week intensive "institute" June 13-29 in both Boulder and Denver area locations.

    More Info
    Summer Institute Ensembles/Classes
  • CCJA Family Concert Poster

    Real Music, Family Fun!

    FamJamily Concert

    FamJamily – Jazz for the whole family! Parents will enjoy it as much as kids of any age. Real music. Interactive learning. Family fun! May 7th at 2pm at New Denver Church (700 Bonnie Brae Blvd.) Tickets online or at door.

    FamJamily Concert
  • JOR 2016 Poster

    CCJA's Spring concert extravaganza

    Jazz-O-Rama 2016

    Join us on April 26 at Mt. Vernon Country Club...three stages, 15groups, over 130 performers!

    More info...
    Jazz-O-Rama 2016
  • CCJA's new KinderBop music program for young children

    Coming soon...

    KinderBop…jazz for wee ones!

    KinderBop is a multi-modal music program that encourages the growth, development, literacy, and creativity of young children.

    more info
    Coming soon - KinderBop!

CCJA Testimonials

  • "I am not so sure there is another key to unlock his spirit in the way that playing does. And he's really blessed, more than he knows at his young age, to have found what he loves and a place and people with whom to live it fully at the outset of life." - Adrienne C.

  • "It brings people together, it brings together your people, and that's one of the hardest things in life is to find your people." Jean-Luc D.

  • "Thank you, thank you for making the experinece happen for these kids...You draw a unique group of young people who thrive on making music and living life. As a parent, the expereinces you provide are the opportunities I believe that help create a whole human being." Nancy S.  

 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!