• Jazz Academy (SEE BELOW FOR SUMMER ACADEMY UPDATE)

    Jazz Academy
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About Jazz Academy

Jazz Academy is an out-of-school community music program that invites young musicians from all across the Chicago metropolitan area and beyond to participate in a two week intensive summer camp and/or a Saturday program during the school year. The Jazz Academy is an inclusive program where students are welcomed at any level and teachers work to meet their individual needs.

With its unique ‘third stream’ approach in combining jazz and classical genres, Jazz Academy students receive well-rounded music education that teaches theory, technique, and aesthetic creativity in both genres, with a focus on improvisation and self-expression.

"My boys were exposed to so much more than they are in regular school band. Jazz Academy changed their outlook on music for the best."

-Parent

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Virtual Jazz Academy - Summer

Virtual Jazz Academy - Summer

July 20 - July 31, 2020, 10AM - 2PM, Mon-Fri
Two-weeks of virtual music making and fun, designed for music students of all levels, ages 10-17.

We are very excited to move forward with our celebrated annual summer camp. Though we can't be together physically this year, we will provide quality programing and fun as always - along with new opportunities provided by the unique benefits of virtual learning.

Students will enjoy ensembles, private lessons, workshops and activities, virtual performances, special guests, and more!

*Scholarships Available*

Registration deadline July 10

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Jazz Academy - Saturdays

Jazz Academy - Saturdays

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Designed for players of varying levels, grades 5-12, the Saturday Jazz Academy focuses on the development of the CJP Youth Ensemble, mirroring the symphonic colors of the professional orchestra and performing CJP's signature 'third stream' repertoire. Strings, woodwinds, brass, and rhythm section players welcome!

16-weeks of Jam Sessions, Jazz Orchestra and Master Classes
Date: January 11, 2020 – May 9, 2020
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Chicago State University (9501 S. King Drive)

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CJP Youth Ensemble

CJP Youth Ensemble

Rehearsing on Saturdays and in the Summer as part of the Jazz Academy, the CJP Youth Ensemble mirrors the CJP professional orchestra (combining jazz and string ensembles). The CJP Youth Ensemble has participated in community performances, including a “curtain rousing set” (Chicago Tribune) opening for the professional orchestra at its most recent concert in Millennium Park (August 2017). In addition, CJP Youth Ensemble members have had opportunities to perform as part of the professional orchestra.
Charles Danish Scholars

Charles Danish Scholars

In memory of a remarkable individual who helped a young Orbert Davis, the award provides one year of mentoring and private music lessons for students that show exceptional talent, promise, and dedication to their craft.