School holiday camps
Next holiday camp:
Winter Jazz Camp July 6-8.
Winter Jazz Camp 2020 is Monday July 6 to Wednesday 8 inclusive. This year’s camp is limited to 20 students for safety in light of Covid-19 safety requirements.
Winter jazz camp is a non-residential camp held over three days at the JWA studio in St Leonards. It includes groups for beginner to advanced jazz students. It is open to ages 9 to 16. This camp is for people who can already play an instrument and are at least good enough to play in a school band. Pretty well any instrument is fine for this camp: check with us if you aren’t sure. Vocalists can do the camp if they are prepared to use their voice as an instrument, just like everyone else.
There are groups for inexperienced, intermediate, and experienced jazz students.
Dates: Monday 6 to Wednesday 8 July.
Times: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm (drop off from 8:30; pickup by 5:15).
Venue: Jazz Workshop Australia, 1st floor, 58 Atchison St, St Leonards 2065
Inclusions: Camp activities, tuition, materials and supervision. Drinking water provided. BYO lunch & snacks or buy supervised at local food court.
Who can come? Young musicians ages 9 to 16; jazz beginners to experienced (there are groups for different ages); all common instruments including strings; should at least be a good enough player to be able to play in a school band.
- improvising jazz ensemble (‘combo’)
- reading ensemble (‘big band’)
- instruction in jazz improvisation
- jam session
- free time
- end of camp concert performance – video recorded or in-person (TBC)
- other activities such as masterclass depending on numbers & instruments
Registration will close when the camp is full. After that there will be a waiting list.
Other JWA holiday camps
During school holidays we often run short camps and workshops for children, teens, and adults.
No April school holiday workshop this year, but individual jazz lessons or group coaching sessions can be arranged. Do you have a group of friends who would like to come in for a morning or afternoon of playing jazz with a tutor? We can do that for you, simply contact us to set it up.
Every year there is Winter Jazz Camp in July and a residential Summer Jazz Camp in January. We often have camps and short workshops at other times, during school holidays, weekends, or evenings. Details will be posted on this page.
Anyone is welcome to participate in our regular workshop program of jazz combos (small bands with improvisation training).