Women's Jazz & Blues Camp

We have just concluded the 7th annual camp, with a record enrollment of 44 musicians. It was a magical week of fun, new colleagues and great music. The 2019 camp will probably be held Monday-Friday, March 18-22, 2019. When the dates are officially confirmed, you'll see them here!
Most of the information below is from the 2018 camp, but feel free to look down the page, because much of it will be the same in 2019. We plan to offer one or two new ensembles, and new T shirt sizes and colors.
I am happy to answer questions about camp throughout the year at womenscamp@cjc.edu.
The camp website page at www.cjc.edu/womenscamp will be updated for 2019 around January 2019.
All the best, Jean
Jean Fineberg, Director www.jeanfineberg.com

DATES/TIMES: Monday-Friday, probably March 18-22, 2019 from 9:30am to 3pm. Concert on Friday March 22 at 6pm.

HALF DAY AND INDIVIDUALIZED SCHEDULES: We know that not everyone can reserve an entire week for camp. If you cannot attend the entire week, please talk to us about what works for you. We will try to arrange a customized camp schedule.

LOCATION: The Jazzschool, 2087 Addison St. (at Shattuck Ave.), Berkeley, CA 94704 510.845.5373

DAILY SCHEDULE::
9:30 - 11:45 Warmup/Master Class (by instrument or voice)
Ensemble or Workshop 1
11:45-12:45 Break, Open Jam, Private Consultations
12:45-3:00 Ensemble or Workshop 2
Ensemble or Workshop 3

LUNCH: Bring your own, walk to one of many inexpensive eateries offering burgers, soup/salads, vegan, Italian, Indian or Mexican food, or buy lunch at the onsite Jazzcaffè.

DAILY OPEN JAM: There is a daily faculty-led open jam session during lunchtime, and everyone is encouraged to sit in.

PRIVATE CONSULTATIONS: Each musician will have a private lunchtime consultation/lesson with a faculty member once during the week. Individual help is always available.

FACULTY: All-women faculty from the Montclair Women's Big Band and the Bay Area's most respected women performers & educators.

TUITION: $524
Some need-based work/study financial aid and payment plans are available. For more information, please email us at WomensCamp@cjc.edu
Your camp spot is reserved as of your payment. Refunds: Your tuition includes a $100 non-refundable deposit. The balance will be refunded until February 22, 2019, after which it is non-refundable.

TO REGISTER:
(1) COMPLETE THE FORM BELOW AND CLICK "SUBMIT."
We will then email you to confirm your submission. We don't want to lose you just because the form may act up! You have to answer all the required questions (with an asterisk) and indicate a choice for all ensembles, even if it's "Not for me." If you have trouble with the form or you don't get a messsge saying "Your response has been recorded," email Jean at WomensCamp@cjc.edu and we'll help register you over the phone.

(2) PAY YOUR TUITION: We accept credit cards, checks or cash.
Pay your full tuition right now online here www.cjc.edu/womenspayment
By phone: Call The Jazzschool at 510.845.5373.
In person: Stop by the Jazzschool at 2087 Addison St. (@ Shattuck), Berkeley, CA 94704

After January 2019, you will get an email to plan a brief, low-key scheduling meeting so we can play or sing a bit, review your camp schedule and make sure you get the experience you want.

Hope to see you in March!
Cheers, Jean
email: WomensCamp@cjc.edu

    Our 2018 Faculty

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    JAZZ COMBO (instrumental - performing)
    BLUES & SOUL BAND (instrumental/vocal - performing) 
    LATIN ENSEMBLE  (instrumental - performing) Focusing on the upbeat rhythms of Salsa music.  
    NEW ORLEANS ENSEMBLE (instrumental and vocal /performing)
    RHYTHM & BLUES CHOIR (vocal-performing) Open to anyone who wants to sing,hand percussion and a guitarist, combined with Blues group with a full rhythm section. Anything from Soul to Motown to Funk)
    THEORY/IMPROVISATION (Instrumental and Vocal - introduction to and application of the blues scale, Major, minor and dominant chords and scales, application to other song forms, call and response - non-performing) . Possibly offered at two levels. 
    PERCUSSION WORKSHOP - (instrumental, no experience needed) Learn the basics of conga playing and rhythms specific to the hand percussion instruments. Percussionists and teacher will join a Latin ensemble mid-week and perform with them!
    VOCAL SKILLS WORKSHOP (non-performing) - vocal techniques, solos, chart reading and writing, harmonizing,  how to lead a band)
    JAZZ CHOIR (vocal group, open to everyone)
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