Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society - Summer Jazz Camp
Beginning in 2004, Channel Cities Jazz Club (CCJC) has sponsored a total of 30 high school and middle school jazz band students to attend the Sacramento Summer Youth Trad Jazz Camp (Trad = Traditional). Two more students are scheduled for the camp in 2017. Our sponsorship includes paying the weeks tuition plus some travel expense money for each student.

Spring - Summer 2017
      I am Jolea Moes, and I play the alto saxophone at Cabrillo Middle School. I plan to2017 Jazz Camp Jolea attend the Sacramento Trad Jazz Camp this coming summer, and I am delighted to say that the Channel Cities Jazz Club has decided to sponsor me. There are many things I hope to get out of this camp, but mostly, improvement of my soloing skills and the friendships I will make with fellow musicians are what most excite me about this amazing opportunity.
      I have been playing jazz for about three years now, and in my perspective, I have a limited knowledge on this topic, but I do have strong insight on it. To me, jazz is the most adaptable type of music to every musician out there. From soloing to adding your own glissando, anything is possible to create the most dramatic and pungent music. Diverse is another way I would describe jazz. Imagine playing a latin etude, you play it a couple times and then you get bored, well you have bossa, swing, bebop, and so many more types of jazz to choose from.  I am never tired when playing jazz because there are endless possibilities. I do not always have the skills to play the musical ideas that I get in my head, so in the act of expanding my knowledge of jazz, I can become an even better musician.  
      By going to this camp, I open myself up to unique learning opportunities and will be surrounded with others who are also passionate about Jazz music. My understanding is that at the camp, there will be an emphasis on turning theory into practice, and soloing will also be emphasized. Jazz is something that seems to come natural to me, and I am certainly motivated to become the best player I can be, so I am confident that I will be up for the challenges I am sure to encounter while at the TRAD camp.  From my sources, the camp sounds like a lot of fun, but I also see attending as a way to come out of my comfort zone and really be immersed in the culture of jazz. I want to find the right balance between fun and hard work while at the camp, and I also want come back more confident in my soloing skills.  My ultimate goal is to go for it and have the time of my life learning new things!
Hello my name is Adrian Martin, I am 16 years old and I am a student at Rio Mesa2017 Jazz Camp Adrian  High School.
I was a part of the school Jazz band and have been playing jazz for two years now.
I have also been playing the Alto Saxophone for 4 years.
I plan on taking advantage of this opportunity to meet new people and learn different styles of playing.

Spring - Summer 2016
Jazz is America’s music, our heritage, and it is as much a part of our culture as the automobile.  The goal of the Trad Jazz Camp is to ensure the survival of our music by “Passing the Torch” from experienced jazz artists to young musicians.

The Camp is focused on improvisation, both individual and group, with an emphasis on turning theory into practice at all times.  Students are assigned to bands with players of similar ability and experience.

Jazz Camp Concert
Closing Concert Number
Summer Jazz Camp
Featuring the CCJC Sponsored Musician, Ms Sarah Byrd

Jazz Camp

From the Jazz Camp to Pacific Corinthian Yacht Club

By request, Ms Sarah Byrd-Summertime, with the Jammers

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