2019 Women's Jazz & Blues Camp
Welcome to Camp! The 2019 camp will be held Monday-Friday, March 25--29, 2019 at the Jazzschool in Berkeley, CA. The closing concert will take place on Friday evening, March 29th at the California Jazz Conservatory's new concert space, Rendon Hall, across the street from the Jazzschool.
Below you will find answers to many questions. I am also 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 soon.
All the best, Jean
Jean Fineberg, Director

DATES/TIMES: Monday-Friday, March 25-29, 2019 from 9:30am to 3pm. Concert on Friday March 29 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 day or 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

9:30 - 10:20 Warmup/Master Class (by instrument or voice)
10:30-11:30 Ensemble or Workshop 1
11:40-12:40 Ensemble or Workshop 2
12:50-1:50 Break, Open Jam, Private Consultations
2:00-3:00 Ensemble or Workshop 3

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

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

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

PRIVATE CONSULTATIONS: Each musician will have a private 30-minute lunchtime consultation/lesson with a faculty member once during the week. Our faculty is always available to answer questions and offer one-on-one help.

Some need-based work/study financial aid and payment plans are available. For more information, please email Jean 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 24, 2019, after which it is non-refundable.

We will then email you to confirm your submission. We don't want to lose you just because the form may act up! You need 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 message saying "Your response has been recorded," email Jean at WomensCamp@cjc.edu and we'll help register you via email or over the phone.

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

As camp approaches, we may ask you to attend a brief, low-key meeting so we can hear you 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
Back L to R:
MARLINA TEICH (guitar, bass); ELLEN SEELING (Asst. Dir, trumpet, improv.); MARINA GARZA (trumpet, Latin Music, improv.); JESSICA NEIGHBOR (vocals); SUSANNE DIVINCENZO (bass, strings)
Middle L to R:
JENNIFER JOLLY (piano, New Orleans & World Music); MICHAELLE GOERLITZ (percussion, drums); JANICE MAXIE-REID (vocals, piano, R&B choir); MAD DURAN (saxophones, clarinet, flute); DARIA JOHNSON (drums); KARL GOMEZ (Director of Operations)
Front L to R:
ARIANE CAP (bass, piano, improv.); ERIKA OBA (piano, flute); JEAN FINEBERG (saxophones, flute, drums): NANCY WENSTROM (guitar, vocals)
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Primary (and optional secondary) Instrument or Voice *
Schedule permitting, we will make every attempt to accommodate a secondary Instrument or Voice
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Wind, String players and Vocalists only (Bassists see below; Guitarists see chording instruments below)
In terms of soloing, would you classify yourself as: Beginning (never improvised or improvise by ear only), Intermediate (understand and can solo using the Blues scale), Advanced (can improvise on fast moving Major, minor & dominant changes with appropriate scales)
Pianists, Guitarists, Vibists and all Chording Instrumentalists Only
In terms of Jazz & Blues chord playing, would you classify yourself as Beginning (have never read or played chord symbols), Intermediate (can read and play blues and simple chord changes) or Advanced (comfortable reading and playing fast moving Major, minor & dominant chord changes)
Bassists only
Would you classify yourself as Beginning (are new at playing bass lines and chord changes), Intermediate (can walk and play blues/funk bass lines on simple changes), or Advanced (can wales/funk bass lines and keep your place on fast moving Major, minor and dominant chord changes).
Trap Drummers Only
Would you classify yourself as: Beginning (limited or no experience playing drums with a jazz/blues group), Intermediate (comfortable playing jazz, funk & Latin with a group), Advanced (experienced reading detailed drum charts in various styles)
Camp T-shirts *
Please choose your style and size. Women's has a scoopier neck, shorter sleeves and runs a bit smaller. Scroll down for Unisex choices.
Ensemble and Workshop Preferences *
There are three open periods for performing ensembles and non-performing workshops. Please note descriptions of each, and indicate your 1st through 5th choices. We will make our best effort to honor your preferences. You have to make a choice for each offering, even if it's the "Not For Me" option, or the gremlins may spit the form back to you!
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2nd Choice
3rd Choice
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5th Choice
Not For Me!
Jazz Combo (instrumental, performing)
Blues & Soul Band (vocal and instrumental, performing)
Latin Group (instrumental, performing)
R&B Choir (vocal, performing)
New Orleans Ensemble (vocal and instrumental, performing) NOTE: New Orleans and World Music are very popular, so go ahead and check them if you want, but we may not be able to give you both!
World Music group (vocal and instrumental, performing) NOTE: World Music and New Orleans are very popular, so go ahead and check them if you want, but we may not be able to give you both!
Jazz Choir (vocal, performing)
Percussion Workshop (open to all, no experience necessary, non-performing) This is a valuable auxiliary skill for horn players and vocalists!
Vocal Skills Workshop (vocal, open to all, non-performing)
Improvisation Workshop (instrumental, non-performing)
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Do you give camp permission to use your photo and/or audio for promotional purposes only such as in brochures, Jazzschool catalog, etc?
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As camp nears, we will compile a contact list of those interested in carpooling. If you would like to be on (and receive) this list, please indicate your LOCATION here.
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Do you need housing?
If you are not local, we may have campers offering space in their homes for the week. Let us know, and we'll get back to you with possible options.
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Can you house an out-of-town woman for the week?
If so, we will email you to discuss this when we get housing requests.
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How did you hear about Women's camp? *
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If you're willing to distribute brochures, post fliers, help set up mics, amps, drums or chairs in classrooms, or assist in some other way, please tell us what you're available to do and we'll gratefully get back to you.
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