Summer Jazz Camp 2020

The NJW Summer Jazz Camp is for students ages 13-19, and is suitable for all instruments and vocalists.

We’ve combined our instrumental and vocal camp programs for one big Summer Jazz Camp taking place at Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music!  Directed by Evan Cobb, the jazz camp features ensembles, masterclasses, ear-training, repertoire building, phrasing/vocal expression, lyric interpretation, music theory, improvisation class, jam sessions and more! Students will have the opportunity to play, learn, and have a great time all while preparing for a FINAL CONCERT at 3pm on Friday, June 26.


Online application form for vocalists & instrumentalists

Tuition for the camp is $450.

A $100 deposit is due on the day of the placement audition, Saturday, May 9.

Full tuition is due by Monday June 8, two weeks prior to the start of camp.

For any additional questions please contact

For students/families coming from out of town to attend the camp, 3-5 hotel rooms will be available at a special Vanderbilt rate from our friends at the Homewood Suites by Hilton Nashville Vanderbilt. Interested parties must contact Jessica Haynes at Homewood Suites for details.


A big THANK YOU to the individuals and organizations who have donated to make the Summer Jazz Camp a reality. Thanks to the Billy Strayhorn Foundation, Van Heusen Music, and Jupiter Band Instruments for underwriting scholarships for students in financial need.

Thanks to Jamey Aebersold Jazz, D’Addario, Vandoren, Pearl Drums, and Meinl Cymbals for donating products, equipment, and supplies for the camp. And a big thank-you to the Vanderbilt Blair School of Music for donating the use of their facility!

Thanks also to our food sponsors: Vui’s and Martin’s Barbecue for sponsoring faculty lunches, and 312 Pizza for the Friday all-camp pizza party!

Last but not least, thanks to the many individual donors who have contributed to the Summer Jazz Camp Fund.