2016 Girls' Jazz & Blues Campers & Faculty

9th Annual Girls' Jazz & Blues Camp


July 31 - August 4, 2017   9:30am-3pm
Concert Friday Aug. 7, 6pm

We concluded our 8th annual Girls' Jazz & Blues Camp at the Jazzschool in Berkeley, CA in August 2016. We had 42 campers, and it was an exciting week filled with new friends, music and fun.

    As we enter our 9th year in 2017, we remain committed to our mission. Our goals are:

  1. To provide a supportive atmosphere in which young female musicians hone their musical skills
  2. To encourage friendships among young female musicians
  3. To foster enhanced self esteem and confidence

The Camp employs an all-woman faculty of professional musicians and educators from the Montclair Women’s Big Band and the Jazzschool. Our interns are college music students and recent college graduates, who provide additional role models.

We accept all instrumentalists and girls who want to sing. The only prerequisite is some facility on the instrument; vocalists do not need experience. Campers bring their own instruments. We provide drums, vibes, amps, pianos, and microphones. Scheduling permitting, we make our best effort to accommodate those who wish to play more than one instrument.

All campers play or sing in a Jazz group, Latin Ensemble and/or a Blues/Funk group. Additional electives include Percussion Ensemble, Roots Music Choir and hands-on improvisation workshops at various levels. The lunchtime break features a faculty-facilitated open jam session and one private lesson during the week. Campers can bring lunch, patronize the onsite Jazzcaffe, or walk to one of the many inexpensive eateries within a few blocks of the Jazzschool.

Mon-Fri, July 31-August 4, 2017 from 9:30am-3pm
Concert Friday Aug. 4 at 6pm

Instrumental and Vocal Warmups, Jazz Combos, Blues/Funk Bands,
Latin Ensembles, Pop Choir, Roots Music Choir

Lunchtime Break: Open Jam Session, One private lesson during the week

Afternoon: Songwriting, Spoken Word Poetry, Percussion Workshop, Improvisation workshops

Friday 6pm: All camp concert. (Optional donation to the camp scholarship fund)

Tuition for the week is $495.  Some financial aid is available upon submission of a request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Online: www.cjc.edu/girlsreg where you will find more information and questions about your elective preferences.

Phone: 510.845.5373.

After registering, please call the Jazzschool at 510.845.5373 to pay and reserve your spot. You will be contacted to schedule a short, friendly audition (instrumentalists only) to place you in appropriate groups and further address your preferences.

CONTACT US—Feel free to call or email us!

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Tuition $495
 Some financial aid available

More info:
cjc.edu/girlscamp   510.758.2200

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Girls' Camp Registration