Charleston Jazz Academy

Charleston Jazz Academy

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So Excited to be joining the CJA! Looking forward to Combo Camp next week!
Skipp Pearson
December 2 at 1:11 PM ·
Calling all Jazz Artists:

The Skipp Pearson Jazz Foundation is providing an opportunity for Jazz artists and performing ensembles living and working in the State of South Carolina and throughout the Southeast Region of the United States to be featured on a very special media program during National Jazz Appreciation Month 2019.

If selected your music will reach a minimum of 236 million people in 300 counties around the globe.

The compensation is as follows:
1. A featured 30 to 45 minutes spot that will allow your group or you to present a maximum of three music selections on an international program along with a live, on-air, interview conducted by a radio host.

2. Name and biographical recognition displayed for a minimum of thirty days on three high trafficked Websites.

3. Direct access to millions of new Jazz patrons to distribute and sell your music.

4. Inclusion in a once-in-a-lifetime public offering to include commemorative program materials.

5. An unspecified monetary honorarium.
If you are interested, please submit the following:

 A maximum of 2 current MP3 files of your work

 Current one-page bio

 Current action image with your primary instrument

 Current head shot without any instrument(s)

 One paragraph (maximum of thirty-five lines of 12pt type, 500 words) answering the question:
I am a Jazz Artist because?

All materials should be sent to the Skipp Pearson Jazz Foundation, Post Office Box 835, Columbia, South Carolina 29202 or electronically at: [email protected]

Submission deadline is Sunday, December 16, 2018 by 6 pm.
Notice of participation sent by Tuesday, January 15, 2019.

Please note submission does not insure acceptance. Artists are selected for this program based on the quality and merit of their work.

For questions and additional information please contact the Foundation at 803.400.1879.
Hi! My daughter Aaliyah attends the homeschool band Charleston Jazz Academy. This summer she attended the Discovery Program South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities. Special thanks to her teachers in preparing her for this wonderful program.
Friends, please share this exciting opportunity to be part of the Charleston Jazz Academy! Private lessons and group classes!

www.charlestonjazz.com/academy

Decide. Commit. Succeed! Excellence starts HERE and NOW!

The Charleston Jazz Academy brings together highly motivated students in a collaborative and challenging environment to expand their repertoire and nurture the skills of improvisation.

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Timeline Photos 09/13/2021

Internship Opportunity!

An internship at the Charleston Jazz Academy provides a student and or emerging musician real-life teaching experience and on the job training using a multi-generational and community oriented approach. Students majoring in jazz/music performance, education and/or arts administration will receive valuable real-life experience in teaching youth the art of jazz as well as learn about the administrative sides of Charleston Jazz and the Charleston Jazz Academy. Upon completion, students will have greater familiarity and understanding of the educational and operational aspects of a multifaceted arts organization. Next application deadline is October 31, 2021 for the Spring 2022 semester. This is a paid internship. For any questions, please contact [email protected]

More ℹ️ here: https://charlestonjazz.com/academy/community-outreach/

Apply here: https://bit.ly/CJAInternship

#musiceducation #chsjazzacademy #chsjazz

Internship Opportunity!

An internship at the Charleston Jazz Academy provides a student and or emerging musician real-life teaching experience and on the job training using a multi-generational and community oriented approach. Students majoring in jazz/music performance, education and/or arts administration will receive valuable real-life experience in teaching youth the art of jazz as well as learn about the administrative sides of Charleston Jazz and the Charleston Jazz Academy. Upon completion, students will have greater familiarity and understanding of the educational and operational aspects of a multifaceted arts organization. Next application deadline is October 31, 2021 for the Spring 2022 semester. This is a paid internship. For any questions, please contact [email protected]

More ℹ️ here: https://charlestonjazz.com/academy/community-outreach/

Apply here: https://bit.ly/CJAInternship

#musiceducation #chsjazzacademy #chsjazz

Timeline Photos 08/23/2021

📣 ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTS 📣

Dan Morris, an instructor at the #chsjazzacademy, is accepting new students! If you are interested in percussion/drumset lessons with Dan, send an email to [email protected], send us a DM or call 843-745-5908 for more ℹ️

Learn more about Dan Morris here: https://charlestonjazz.com/academy/private-lessons-group-classes-camps/dan-morris-2/

#chsjazz #musiceducation #jazzlessons

📣 ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTS 📣

Dan Morris, an instructor at the #chsjazzacademy, is accepting new students! If you are interested in percussion/drumset lessons with Dan, send an email to [email protected], send us a DM or call 843-745-5908 for more ℹ️

Learn more about Dan Morris here: https://charlestonjazz.com/academy/private-lessons-group-classes-camps/dan-morris-2/

#chsjazz #musiceducation #jazzlessons

08/20/2021

📣 NEW CLASS📣

Jazz Combo Classes
Info + Registration: https://charlestonjazzacademy.mymusicstaff.com/Jazz-Combo-Classes

Who:

Musicians entering grades 7 +, who can read music and who want to advance their playing and improvisational skills. The standard jazz combo consists of piano, bass, guitar, drums and one or two “horns” (sax, trumpet, trombone, etc.) but there are no restrictions on what instruments may participate. Combo class participants can play saxophone, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, flute, vibes, guitar, bass, piano, voice, and drums. One can improvise jazz on any instrument. We are always looking for pianists, bassists and drummers, since those instruments are always in demand in combos!

When:
The combos meet for 14 weeks each semester beginning in September. Students will sign up for their first and second choice of three days (Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday) for their combos to meet. Combos will meet at 4:30-6pm or 6-7:30pm.

#chsjazz #chsjazzacademy #musiceducation #jazz #jazzeducation

📣 NEW CLASS📣

Jazz Combo Classes
Info + Registration: https://charlestonjazzacademy.mymusicstaff.com/Jazz-Combo-Classes

Who:

Musicians entering grades 7 +, who can read music and who want to advance their playing and improvisational skills. The standard jazz combo consists of piano, bass, guitar, drums and one or two “horns” (sax, trumpet, trombone, etc.) but there are no restrictions on what instruments may participate. Combo class participants can play saxophone, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, flute, vibes, guitar, bass, piano, voice, and drums. One can improvise jazz on any instrument. We are always looking for pianists, bassists and drummers, since those instruments are always in demand in combos!

When:
The combos meet for 14 weeks each semester beginning in September. Students will sign up for their first and second choice of three days (Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday) for their combos to meet. Combos will meet at 4:30-6pm or 6-7:30pm.

#chsjazz #chsjazzacademy #musiceducation #jazz #jazzeducation

Timeline Photos 08/16/2021

📣 ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTS 📣

Jordan Boardman, an instructor at the #chsjazzacademy, is accepting new students! If you are interested in percussion/drumset lessons with Jordan, send an email to [email protected], send us a DM or call 843-745-5908 for more ℹ️

Learn more about Jordan Boardman here: https://charlestonjazz.com/academy/private-lessons-group-classes-camps/jordan-boardman/

#chsjazz #musiceducation #jazzlessons

📣 ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTS 📣

Jordan Boardman, an instructor at the #chsjazzacademy, is accepting new students! If you are interested in percussion/drumset lessons with Jordan, send an email to [email protected], send us a DM or call 843-745-5908 for more ℹ️

Learn more about Jordan Boardman here: https://charlestonjazz.com/academy/private-lessons-group-classes-camps/jordan-boardman/

#chsjazz #musiceducation #jazzlessons

08/10/2021

📣 NEW CLASS AT THE CHARLESTON JAZZ ACADEMY 📣

Classes begin September 8, 2021!

Kinder Jazz is a new music enrichment program for children and their caregivers featuring fun, interactive and developmentally-appropriate activities that introduce young children to the world of jazz! The 45-minute weekly classes encourage families to learn about jazz, and express themselves through movement, singing, clapping, and playing small percussion instruments. Classes are organized into 2 groups, by age: 18 months to age 3, and ages 4 to 5, and are taught by a certified music educator and early-childhood specialist. Come join us for Kinder Jazz at the Charleston Jazz Academy, because your child is never too young to appreciate jazz!

When:
Kinder Jazz will meet for 14 weeks each semester. Classes will be on Wednesdays starting on September 8th with Kinder Jazz I ages 18 months to 3 years from 9:30-10:15; and Kinder Jazz II ages 4 to 5 year olds from 10:30-11:15.

#chsjazz #chsjazzacademy #musiceducation #KinderJazz
https://charlestonjazzacademy.mymusicstaff.com/Kinder-Jazz

📣 NEW CLASS AT THE CHARLESTON JAZZ ACADEMY 📣

Classes begin September 8, 2021!

Kinder Jazz is a new music enrichment program for children and their caregivers featuring fun, interactive and developmentally-appropriate activities that introduce young children to the world of jazz! The 45-minute weekly classes encourage families to learn about jazz, and express themselves through movement, singing, clapping, and playing small percussion instruments. Classes are organized into 2 groups, by age: 18 months to age 3, and ages 4 to 5, and are taught by a certified music educator and early-childhood specialist. Come join us for Kinder Jazz at the Charleston Jazz Academy, because your child is never too young to appreciate jazz!

When:
Kinder Jazz will meet for 14 weeks each semester. Classes will be on Wednesdays starting on September 8th with Kinder Jazz I ages 18 months to 3 years from 9:30-10:15; and Kinder Jazz II ages 4 to 5 year olds from 10:30-11:15.

#chsjazz #chsjazzacademy #musiceducation #KinderJazz
https://charlestonjazzacademy.mymusicstaff.com/Kinder-Jazz

Timeline Photos 08/09/2021

📣 ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTS 📣

Bryan Motte, an instructor at the #chsjazzacademy, is accepting new students! If you are interested in guitar lessons with Bryan, send an email to [email protected]jazz.com, send us a DM or call 843-745-5908 for more ℹ️

Learn more about Bryan Motte here: https://charlestonjazz.com/academy/private-lessons-group-classes-camps/bryan-motte/

#chsjazz #musiceducation #jazzlessons

📣 ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTS 📣

Bryan Motte, an instructor at the #chsjazzacademy, is accepting new students! If you are interested in guitar lessons with Bryan, send an email to [email protected], send us a DM or call 843-745-5908 for more ℹ️

Learn more about Bryan Motte here: https://charlestonjazz.com/academy/private-lessons-group-classes-camps/bryan-motte/

#chsjazz #musiceducation #jazzlessons

Timeline Photos 08/02/2021

📣 ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTS 📣

Leah Megli, an instructor at the #chsjazzacademy, is accepting new students! If you are interested in piano and voice/singing lessons with Leah, send an email to [email protected], send us a DM or call 843-745-5908 for more ℹ️

Learn more about Leah Megli here: https://charlestonjazz.com/academy/private-lessons-group-classes-camps/leah-megli/

#chsjazz #musiceducation #jazzlessons

📣 ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTS 📣

Leah Megli, an instructor at the #chsjazzacademy, is accepting new students! If you are interested in piano and voice/singing lessons with Leah, send an email to [email protected], send us a DM or call 843-745-5908 for more ℹ️

Learn more about Leah Megli here: https://charlestonjazz.com/academy/private-lessons-group-classes-camps/leah-megli/

#chsjazz #musiceducation #jazzlessons

Timeline Photos 07/26/2021

📣 ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTS 📣

Billy Kaiser, an instructor at the #chsjazzacademy, is accepting new students! If you are interested in bass, guitar or ukulele lessons with Billy, send an email to [email protected]stonjazz.com, send us a DM or call 843-745-5908 for more ℹ️

Learn more about Billy Kaiser here: https://charlestonjazz.com/academy/private-lessons-group-classes-camps/billy-kaiser/
#chsjazz #musiceducation #jazzlessons

📣 ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTS 📣

Billy Kaiser, an instructor at the #chsjazzacademy, is accepting new students! If you are interested in bass, guitar or ukulele lessons with Billy, send an email to [email protected], send us a DM or call 843-745-5908 for more ℹ️

Learn more about Billy Kaiser here: https://charlestonjazz.com/academy/private-lessons-group-classes-camps/billy-kaiser/
#chsjazz #musiceducation #jazzlessons

Photos from Charleston Jazz Academy's post 07/24/2021

Some shots from the Academy combo camp concert at the Rusty Bull Brewing Company this past Friday. The students impressed us with the skills they learned during the week and put on a great performance! #chsjazz #chsjazzacademy #musiceducation

Timeline Photos 07/19/2021

📣 ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTS 📣

Ryan Westberry, an instructor at the #chsjazzacademy, is accepting new students! If you are interested in percussion/drumset, trombone, trumpet, clarinet, oboe, baritone/euphonium or saxophone lessons with Ryan, send an email to [email protected], send us a DM or call 843-745-5908 for more ℹ️

Learn more about Ryan Westberry here: https://charlestonjazz.com/academy/private-lessons-group-classes-camps/ryan-westberry/
#chsjazz #musiceducation #jazzlessons

📣 ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTS 📣

Ryan Westberry, an instructor at the #chsjazzacademy, is accepting new students! If you are interested in percussion/drumset, trombone, trumpet, clarinet, oboe, baritone/euphonium or saxophone lessons with Ryan, send an email to [email protected], send us a DM or call 843-745-5908 for more ℹ️

Learn more about Ryan Westberry here: https://charlestonjazz.com/academy/private-lessons-group-classes-camps/ryan-westberry/
#chsjazz #musiceducation #jazzlessons

07/16/2021

Sneak peak of the students practing for their performance tomorrow at 2pm. The Rusty Bull Brewery in North Charleston - don’t miss it!

Photos from Charleston Jazz Academy's post 07/15/2021

Day 4 of Combo Camp!
Students have been preparing for their concert at the Rusty Bull Brewery tomorrow at 2pm

Photos from Charleston Jazz Academy's post 07/14/2021

The talented and accomplished Alva Anderson giving students a presentation about jazz vocals at the Academy summer camp yesterday. Great learning experience for the students! #chsjazz #chsjazzacademy #musiceducation

Photos from Charleston Jazz Academy's post 07/13/2021

Great first day of our Jazz Combo Summer Camp! There are so many talented young musicians in Charleston!!
#chsjazzacademy #chsjazz #musiceducation

Timeline Photos 07/12/2021

📣 ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTS 📣

Tyler Sim, an instructor at the #chsjazzacademy, is accepting new students! If you are interested in piano/keyboard lessons with Tyler, send an email to [email protected], send us a DM or call 843-745-5908 for more ℹ️

Learn more about Tyler Sim here: https://charlestonjazz.com/academy/private-lessons-group-classes-camps/tyler-sim/
#chsjazz #musiceducation #jazzlessons

📣 ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTS 📣

Tyler Sim, an instructor at the #chsjazzacademy, is accepting new students! If you are interested in piano/keyboard lessons with Tyler, send an email to [email protected], send us a DM or call 843-745-5908 for more ℹ️

Learn more about Tyler Sim here: https://charlestonjazz.com/academy/private-lessons-group-classes-camps/tyler-sim/
#chsjazz #musiceducation #jazzlessons

Timeline Photos 07/06/2021

Please help us welcome Basil Kerr as the new Charleston Jazz Academy Director and say congrats to our graduating seniors! - https://mailchi.mp/charlestonjazz/basilkerrgradseniors

Please help us welcome Basil Kerr as the new Charleston Jazz Academy Director and say congrats to our graduating seniors! - https://mailchi.mp/charlestonjazz/basilkerrgradseniors

Timeline Photos 07/05/2021

📣 ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTS 📣

Josh Autry, an instructor at the #chsjazzacademy, is accepting new students! If you are interested in bass lessons with Josh, send an email to [email protected], send us a DM or call 843-745-5908 for more ℹ️

Learn more about Josh Autry here: https://charlestonjazz.com/academy/private-lessons-group-classes-camps/josh-autry/
#chsjazz #musiceducation #jazzlessons

📣 ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTS 📣

Josh Autry, an instructor at the #chsjazzacademy, is accepting new students! If you are interested in bass lessons with Josh, send an email to [email protected], send us a DM or call 843-745-5908 for more ℹ️

Learn more about Josh Autry here: https://charlestonjazz.com/academy/private-lessons-group-classes-camps/josh-autry/
#chsjazz #musiceducation #jazzlessons

Timeline Photos 06/28/2021

📣 ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTS 📣

Adam Prack, an instructor at the #chsjazzacademy, is accepting new students! If you are interested in trumpet lessons with Adam, send an email to [email protected], send us a DM or call 843-745-5908 for more ℹ️

Learn more about Adam Prack here: https://charlestonjazz.com/academy/private-lessons-group-classes-camps/adam-prack/
#chsjazz #musiceducation #jazzlessons

📣 ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTS 📣

Adam Prack, an instructor at the #chsjazzacademy, is accepting new students! If you are interested in trumpet lessons with Adam, send an email to [email protected], send us a DM or call 843-745-5908 for more ℹ️

Learn more about Adam Prack here: https://charlestonjazz.com/academy/private-lessons-group-classes-camps/adam-prack/
#chsjazz #musiceducation #jazzlessons

Timeline Photos 06/21/2021

📣 ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTS 📣

Gerard Stokes, an instructor at the #chsjazzacademy, is accepting new students! If you are interested in clarinet, flute, percussion/drumset, saxophone, trombone or trumpet lessons with Gerard, send an email to [email protected], send us a DM or call 843-745-5908 for more ℹ️

Learn more about Gerard Stokes here: https://charlestonjazz.com/academy/private-lessons-group-classes-camps/gerard-stokes/

#chsjazz #musiceducation #jazzlessons

📣 ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTS 📣

Gerard Stokes, an instructor at the #chsjazzacademy, is accepting new students! If you are interested in clarinet, flute, percussion/drumset, saxophone, trombone or trumpet lessons with Gerard, send an email to [email protected], send us a DM or call 843-745-5908 for more ℹ️

Learn more about Gerard Stokes here: https://charlestonjazz.com/academy/private-lessons-group-classes-camps/gerard-stokes/

#chsjazz #musiceducation #jazzlessons

06/18/2021

ColaJazz Camp 2021-Online Courses

Our friends at ColaJazz have a wide variety of in person and online courses as a part of their upcoming #JazzCamp! Check them out and Jazz more!
#chsjazz #colajazz #musiceducation

Youth Jazz Orchestra All Stars Camp | Charleston Gaillard Center 06/16/2021

Youth Jazz Orchestra All Stars Camp | Charleston Gaillard Center

You don’t want to miss this Jazz camp at the Gaillard Center! So many great #chsjazz musicians will be teaching your kids this summer!
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Youth Jazz Orchestra All Stars Camp | Charleston Gaillard Center Presented by the Charleston Gaillard Center’s Education and Community Program in partnership with Charleston Jazz Academy. Led by the Gaillard Center’s Artist-in-Residence Emeritus, Grammy Award-winning, Charlton Singleton. Youth Jazz Orchestra All StarsJune 21–25, 2021Middle and High SchoolCh...

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Working in partnership with local schools, parents, and students of all ages, the Charleston Jazz Academy brings together highly motivated students in a collaborative and challenging environment to expand their repertoire and nurture the skills of improvisation.

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3005 West Montague Avenue
North Charleston, SC
29418

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Private Lessons | Group Classes | Workshops | Music Therapy We believe that music education can change lives for the better. All ages and all experience levels welcome! As part of the CJA, all individuals within the jazz academy receive complimentary tickets to the Charleston Jazz Orchestra.

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