"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 – Alan M. & Nathalie P. VoorheesFund for their support! cfnova.org
Thank you for the support!