School holiday camps

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Next camp scheduled is Winter Jazz Camp July 7-9, 2021. Cancelled due to Lockdown

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Winter Jazz Camp 2021 will be Wednesday 7 to Friday 9 July. This year’s camp will be limited to 30 students.

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Winter jazz camp in Sydney north shoreWinter 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: Wednesday 7 to Friday 9 July.

Times: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm (drop off from 8:30; pickup by 5:15).

Venue: Jazz Workshop Australia, 2nd floor, 89 Chandos St, St Leonards 2065

Cost: $385 (incl. GST). Payment can be via PayPal, credit card, or direct deposit. There is an extra fee for card & PayPal. Winter jazz camp

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.

Activities:jazz band with cello, bassoon, and French horn

  • improvising jazz ensemble (‘combo’)
  • reading ensemble (‘big band’)
  • instruction in jazz improvisation
  • jam session
  • free time
  • end of camp concert performance – at the venue or video (TBC)
  • other activities such as masterclass depending on numbers & instruments


Sorry, this camp has been cancelled due to the Sydney Covid-19 outbreak and lockdown. No more bookings. Registered and paid campers will be offered full refunds.


Any questions? Contact us


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).


Jazz Camp studentsYoung Jazz studentsJWA band with Rufus Reid