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    We support Jazz Education!

    Colorado Gives Day- Year End Giving

    Share the love and support young musicians and increase the power of your donation by giving to CCJA through Colorado Gives Day (Tuesday, December 6, 2016)!

    You can make a donation here!
    Colorado Gives Day- Year End Giving
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    Sign up for an audition today!

    2017 CCJA Big Band starts soon!

    The ensemble meets and performs late-January through mid-April. We will explore a variety of relevant and challenging repertoire written for the big band.

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    2017 CCJA Big Band starts soon!
  • 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.

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    Coming soon - KinderBop!
  • Have fun playing in a band!

    Winter Small Groups Start 11/15!

    Middle and High school Musicians of all levels, from all over the Metro area, play and perform in bands directed by amazing professional musicians. Rhythm section instrument deadline 11.5!

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    Winter Small Groups Start 11/15!

CCJA Testimonials

  • "I am not so sure there is another key to unlock his spirit in the way that playing does. He's really blessed to have found what he loves and a place and people with whom to live it fully." 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.

  • "You draw a unique group of young people who thrive on making music and living life. The experiences you provide are the opportunities I believe 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. Please vote to YES on 4B to keep the SCFD authorized. 

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!