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!