Jazz Arts Academy is a comprehensive teen jazz experience presented by the non-profit Jazz Arts Project in a special arts partnership program with Count Basie Center for the Arts.
The 2023 Jazz Arts Academy Summer Camp Session will be held in-person at the Monmouth Conservatory facilities in Red Bank, NJ.
This camp is a one week intensive jazz studies program for aspiring teen jazz musicians. This is a performance based program where each student gets the opportunity to perform and to learn about the many aspects of Jazz; Melody, Harmony, Improvisation and the rich history of this great music. The faculty includes world-class working professional recording artists who are also dedicated educators. Students gain insight and experience into the world of jazz by hands-on performance based classes, theory lessons, workshops and listening sessions.
Jazz Essential 101
For beginning jazz students this session will introduce concepts of jazz melody, phrasing, harmony and the introductory basics of jazz improvisation
Jazz Essentials 201
These more advanced classes will dive deeply into Jazz performance training. Topics covered will include ii-V-I vocabulary, substitutions, common scale patterns, advanced scales, and Jazz History. Each attendee will be placed in ensembles large or small (depending on enrollment) based on their ability and level. Listening sessions and performance training is integral to these intensive training sessions.
Tuition assistance grants and a limited number of full scholarships are available.
Please apply early, as these opportunities are limited.