6th Annual Women's Jazz & Blues Camp Berkeley, CA March 20-24, 2017 9:30am-3pm

Dear Musicians,
Welcome to the Jazzschool Women's Jazz & Blues Camp. We are in our 6th year, and as word gets around, we have more women each year. Please consider registering early! You can always email us at womenscamp@cjc.edu with any questions and we'll get right back to you.
Cheers, Jean Fineberg, Director

MORE CAMP INFORMATION: www.cjc.edu/womenscamp
CONTACT US:
email: WomensCamp@cjc.edu
phone: Please leave a message at 510.758.2200 and we will return your call.

DATES/TIMES: Monday-Friday, March 20-24 from 9:30am to 3pm. Concert on Friday March 24 at 6pm

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.

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

TUITION: $495
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 21, 2016, 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 2016, you will get an email from Erika Oba, our auditions coordinator, to plan a brief, low-key scheduling audition so we can meet, play or sing a bit, review your camp schedule and place you in appropriate ensembles.

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

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    JAZZ COMBO (instrumental - performing)
    BLUES & SOUL BAND (instrumental/vocal - performing) 
    BEATLES MEDLEY CHOIR - (vocal - performing)
    LATIN ENSEMBLE  (instrumental - performing) Focusing on the upbeat rhythms of Salsa music.  
    CARIBBEAN (instrumental/vocal-performing) Sorry, but the bass, drum and flute chairs in this ensemble are filled. Still open for percussion, 2nd piano, 2nd guitar, vocal, other wind instruments and strings except bass.
    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)
    RHYTHM & BLUES CHOIR (vocal-performing, no experience needed. Anything from Soul to Motown to Funk)
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