Programs on Offer

Full Week - Joe's Jazz Camp & The Great American Songbook and Beyond


Sunday Only - Joe's Jazz Workshop & Sammy K's Groove Boot Camp


Full week Programs

Joe's Jazz Camp & The Great American Songbook & Beyond Vocal Program! May 31-June 5, 2020


• Full Day Plan - $455

• Half Day Plan - $255 -  This plan is open only to those students who must attend summer school in the morning, but can come to camp in the afternoons.

 Weekly tuition includes:

• Participation in your choice of Sunday program 

• 4 1/2 additional days of jazz instruction in large group (big band or vocal), combo, and masterclass settings

• Camp t-shirt which doubles as your ticket to the Wednesday evening concert by Joe Gransden and his Big Band.

• Lunch every day

Other highlights:

• Daily faculty jam sessions

•  New for 2020! Choice of electives that include Music Theory I & 2, Songwriting, Music Technology, & Music History

• Thursday evening student big bands & large vocal ensemble concert

• Friday afternoon student combos concert

Sunday Programs

Joe's Jazz Workshop & Sammy K's Groove Boot Camp, May 31, 2020

General Sunday info: 

•  Tuition for the afternoon is $100.  

 •  These workshops are for those students who can’t commit to the full week of camp. The afternoon also open to adults who would like to come in and play! 

Joe's Jazz Workshop:

 • Master classes

 • Improvisation classes

 • Rhythm section workouts

Sammy K's Groove Boot Camp:


This is an intensive Drum Set experience that teaches the skills needed to perform in a Big Band and beyond. This program brings Sammy's 25 years of experience to Drum Set students in a concise, comprehensive day that includes the following:

  • Drum Set assembly and component placement
  • Drum Set tuning for Big Band and beyond
  • Demonstration of the Groove Boot Camp vocabulary by Sammy K
  • Individual instruction for each student on their own Drum Set
  • An opportunity for the students to use the Groove Boot Camp vocabulary in the Drum Set Choir format created by Jazz legend Billy Hart
  • Extensive question and answer periods allowing for individual instruction