From the launch of Summer Jazz Camp nearly twenty years ago, education has been the heart and soul of San Jose Jazz.
Our highly-regarded programs include Progressions, a research-based youth development program that uses music to connect with low-income, at-risk students. It costs approximately $750 per student, per year, to provide this program in one of San Jose's most gang-impacted neighborhoods.
High School All Stars is a regional, audition-based big band for talented young players. The large ensemble and small combo play high-profile gigs all over the region, including this year’s Summer and Winter Fests.
Summer Jazz Camp connects talented middle and high school students with the Bay Area’s best music teachers for a life changing, two-week learning lab. Nearly 50% of students at Summer Jazz Camp require a scholarship.
The Next Gen Stage at Summer Fest provides students with thrilling opportunities to perform alongside internationally acclaimed artists.
Please give now to strengthen these initiatives, providing much-needed music education programs for the most deserving children in our community!