United States


Juneau Jazz & Classics Festival

May 1-9


(907) 463-3378


Description: Juneau Jazz & Classics brings world-class artists to inspire, teach, and enrich the lives of Alaskans in a beautiful yet remote location. JJ&C education includes school clinics, performances and public workshops.

Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival

July 12-26

University of Alaska, Fairbanks

(907) 474-8869


AK Jazz Workshop Summer 2020 Jazz Camp

August 3-8

University of Alaska Anchorage Fine Arts Building, Anchorage

(907) 332-3234


Description: The AJW Jazz Camp at UAA features internationally acclaimed and Alaska Jazz Master Artists guiding beginner to advanced music students on a fun exploration of the creative art of jazz improvisation. The camp schedule is 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. M-F with student and faculty concerts on Fri. and Sat. Our guest artist will be drummer Mark Walker.


Curry Summer Music Camp at Northern Arizona University

Junior Session: June 21–27 (grades 7–9)

Resident camper $750, commuter camper $500

Senior Session: June 14–July 20 (grades 9–12)

Resident camper $1500, commuter camper $1000


(928) 523-2323




Youth Jazz Camp at the University of Arkansas

June 21-26




Adult Jazz Camp at the University of Arkansas

June 25-28





Pacific Jazz Camp

June 14-20

University of the Pacific, Stockton

(209) 946-2416


Audience: Grades 8-12 (19/20 school year)

Description: Pacific Jazz Camp does not accept beginners and reserves the right to dismiss any student not meeting admission and instrumentation requirements. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited. Students completing grades 8 through 12 in the spring of 2020 are eligible to apply. Auditions to be admitted are not required but participants should have a minimum of 2 full years of experience. Chair placement auditions are held on the first day of camp. Jazz choir is offered at the Senior Camp only.

Pacific Summer Jazz Colony

June 14-20

University of the Pacific, Stockton

(209) 946-3196


Audience: High school students entering grades 10-12

Description: The Summer Jazz Colony is a one-week, intensive educational program in jazz performance for a very limited number of exceptionally talented students. They come from throughout the U.S. and beyond to study with University of the Pacific faculty, guest artists and master teachers, in combo rehearsals, master classes and private instruction, classes in jazz theory and advanced jazz improvisation, and seminars. Colonists have extensive opportunities to visit with the artists and clinicians, participate in numerous jam sessions, and perform in concert.

Monterey Jazz Festival Summer Jazz Camp

June 14-20

Monterey Peninsula College, Monterey

(831) 373-3366


Audience: Open to all instrumentalists and vocalists in grade 6 through college freshmanDescription: Instrument-specific master classes focusing on technique, theory and jazz language, small-group rehearsals that invite you to develop your improvisational skills, big-band rehearsals tailored to your level, camp-wide clinics and opportunities to play alongside our professional faculty.

Jazz Camp West

June 20-27

YMCA Camp Jones Gulch, La Honda

(510) 858-5313


Audience: Adults and teens 15 years and up; beginners through professionals

Description: Jazz Camp West is an eight-day jazz immersion program for instrumentalists, vocalists and dancers of all skill levels. The combination of workshops, personalized instruction, student performances, faculty concerts, late-night jams and beautiful surroundings with new friends and mentors creates an inspiring and memorable week. 48 all-star faculty and 250 participants of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels come together for a creative experience that is profoundly rewarding.

Guitar Workshop Plus

June 21-26

San Diego

(905) 567-8000



Audience: Courses for all ages (teenager through adult), levels and styles

Description: Guitar Workshop Plus is much more than just a guitar camp or summer music camp. They offer week-long workshops in a musical environment at great facilities. Guitar, bass, drum, keyboard and vocal courses are offered for all levels, ages and styles including rock, blues, jazz, acoustic, country, classical and songwriting. This top-ranked summer music program allows students to participate in morning and afternoon classes that involve a hands-on approach. Also late-afternoon clinics and ensemble performances.

California Jazz ConservatoryVarious dates Downtown Berkeley Arts District, Berkeley

(510) 845-5373



Description: A five-day Summer Youth Program (two five-day sessions, June 22–26 and July 27–31, both Monday–Friday 9:30 am–3 pm) open to instrumentalists entering grades 7-10. Students develop skills in ensemble playing, music reading, improvisation, instrumental technique, rhythm, jazz theory and more. The ensemble programs are at the core of the Summer Youth Program curriculum. In each session, students develop instrumental technique, section skills including blend, intonation and phrasing, ear training, reading, and improvisation. The ensemble directors introduce students to a range of music drawn from jazz and related traditions, focusing both on historically important pieces (the songs we think every up-and-coming musician should know!) and on material that is more contemporary.

Idyllwild Arts Summer Program

June 28-July 11


(951) 468-7265


Audience: Ages 14-18

Description: Up your jazz playing by learning from some of the best jazz artists in the country – professionals who earn a living playing and teaching the next generation of musicians. In this summer jazz camp, you’ll get the opportunity to rehearse and perform daily in big bands and combos as well as get specialized coaching on your instrument. Daily curriculum will include music theory, arranging and improvisational techniques, and master classes. Guest artists and faculty perform with students at concerts held at the end of each week.

Stanford Jazz Workshop

Various dates

Stanford University, Stanford

(650) 736-0324


Description: SJW offers three jazz-immersion opportunities: Giant Steps Day Camp for middle school students (July 6-10); Jazz Camp, a residential program for ages 12-17 (July 12-17 or July 19-24); and Jazz Institute, which puts advanced young players and adults together with some of the greatest jazz musicians in the world, focusing on improv skills and combo performance (July 26-31). Adult jazzers and jazz educators will enjoy the Jazz Institute, and admission to evening concerts at the Stanford Jazz Festival is included.

Alex de Grassi’s Mendocino Summer Guitar Workshop

July 12-19

Albion Retreat and Learning Center, Albion

(707) 318-7932


Audience: All ages, intermediate to advanced acoustic guitar players

An intensive, interactive workshop for intermediate and advanced guitarists and for

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