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About UMKC Jazz Camp

June 25–29, 2017
Steeped in the rich jazz history of Kansas City, the UMKC Jazz Camp brings world-renowned performers and jazz educators to Kansas City to work with talented young instrumentalists ages 12 and up.  Jazz Camp co-directors Bobby Watson and Dan Thomas and distinguished clinicians provide insight and inspiration to student combos in a welcoming environment.  Participants form lasting friendships as they delve deep into jazz in intensive combo rehearsals and coaching sessions.  Daily master classes with Jazz Camp faculty, theory and improvisation classes, and frequent faculty performances provide a well-rounded experience that touches on all aspects of jazz performance and history.  Jazz Camp participants improve technical and improvisational skills, and aural acuity while studying the standards of the past and new, innovative literature.  All instruments are welcome.  The UMKC Jazz Camp concludes with a public performance by the student combos.

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Questions?  Contact us!

  • UMKC Jazz Camp – UMKC Community Music and Dance Academy – Roshelle Pekarek, Festival Coordinator
  • Mail: UMKC Jazz Camp /5301 Charlotte St / Kansas City, MO 64110
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  • Phone: (816) 235-2931
  • Fax: (816) 235-5998

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