Summer Jazz Camp 2020

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

NJW Summer Jazz Camp takes 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 have the opportunity to play, learn, and have a great time all while preparing for a FINAL CONCERT at 3pm on Friday, June 26.


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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.

Jazz Camp is for everyone!


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.