2016 Women's Jazz & Blues Campers and Faculty

7th Annual Women's Jazz & Blues Camp - March 2018

PHOTO: JANE HIGGINS

We have completed our 6th Annual Women's Jazz & Blues Camp at the Berkeley, CA Jazzschool (aka California Jazz Conservatory) and it was a smashing success!

We look forward to the 7th annual camp in March of 2018. Registration will be open as of January 2018 (if not earlier) at www.cjc.edu/womensreg  and there's more info at www.cjc.edu/womenscamp.

If you have any questions about camp, just email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we'll get back to you!

Produced by Jazzschool faculty members Jean Fineberg and Ellen Seeling (Asst. Dir. and Dir. of the Montclair Women’s Big Band,) our mission is to provide women musicians with a supportive and musically rigorous week of playing, fun and networking with others who share their passion for music.

 

OUR FACULTY

The Camp employs an all-women faculty from the Montclair Women’s Big Band, the Jazzschool and the Bay Area’s most respected performers and educators.

INSTRUMENTAL and VOCAL
We welcome all vocalists and players of traditional and non-traditional instruments. The only prerequisite is some facility and ownership of an instrument (we do have some loaners and some storage for large instruments.)

Camp provides drums, percussion, amps, pianos/keyboards, vibes, microphones and music stands. Scheduling permitting, we make our best effort to accommodate those who wish to play more than one instrument. 

ENSEMBLES & ELECTIVES
After the morning Master Class/Warmup, there are three open periods during the day. Campers indicate their preferences among the following:

Performing electives
Jazz Combo
Latin Ensemble
Blues & Soul Band
Roots Music Choir 

BACK!  Beatles Choir

NEW!   Caribbean Ensemble!

Non-performing electives

Theory/Improvisation at 3 levels (hands-on)
Percussion Workshop

PRIVATE CONSULTATIONS AND DAILY OPEN JAM

The lunchtime break features a daily faculty-facilitated open jam session. In addition each camper receives one private consultation during the week on the instrument of her choice.

Women can bring lunch, purchase it at the onsite Jazzcaffe, or walk to one of the many inexpensive eateries within a couple of blocks of the Jazzschool. 

HOUSING, TRANSPORTATION
Women come from all over the San Francisco Bay Area and out of town. We have local campers willing to host an out-of-town musician for the week, so if you’re interested in housing, please ask. We assist in forming carpools by sharing willing participants’ location information. 

DAILY SCHEDULE
Mon-Fri, March 20-24, 2017, 9:30am-3pm, Concert Friday, March 24  6pm
9:30-11:45    Master Class/Warmup, Ensemble or Workshop 1
1:45-12:45    Lunch Break, Open Jam, Private Consultations
12:45-3:00    Ensemble or Workshops 2 & 3

Friday March 24, 6pm: Musicians return with family and friends for all-camp concert.
FREE (optional donation to support the camp scholarship fund!)

INDIVIDUALIZED SCHEDULES
We know that not everyone can liberate an entire week for camp. For those who cannot attend the entire week, we may be able to arrange personal camp schedule. Please talk to us about what works for you!

REGISTRATION

TO REGISTER:
(1) Complete and submit the form at www.cjc.edu/womensreg

(2) PAY (Your spot is confirmed as of your payment_. We accept credit cards, checks or cash. 

             By phone: Call The Jazzschool at 510.845.5373.
             In person: Stop by the Jazzschool at 2087 Addison St. (@ Shattuck), Berkeley, CA 94704
             Online  (CLICK HERE):  www.cjc.edu/womensreg

We will then email you to schedule a short, friendly scheduling audition so we can meet you, place you in appropriate groups and further address your preferences.

TUITION
Tuition is $495.  There is some financial aid available.

QUESTIONS?

Email Jean Fineberg at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or leave a message at 510.758.2200   Please leave a message and we will call you back

PHOTOS BY JANE HIGGINS

See you in March!

Tuition

Tuition $495 
 Some financial aid available 

Registration: 
cjc.edu/womensreg
 510.845.5373 
More info:
cjc.edu/womenscamp   510.758.2200

email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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