We are pleased and proud to announce the 18th annual season of the Blues Alley Summer Jazz Camp. In 2018, we will be relocating to St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church at 555 Water Street SW, Washington, DC. The camp will take place from Monday, July 9th to Friday, July 20th. The daily operational hours will be from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, including a half-hour lunch which students must provide for themselves. The Church is located adjacent to the new southwest waterfront development “The Wharf”, and nearby the Waterfront metro station (Green Line).
The faculty will be comprised of a variety of multi-talented musicians facilitating top-quality instruction on a range of instruments, and divided into hourly or daily activities including rhythm, sectional, and ensemble practice. There will also be guest instructors focusing on performance. At the conclusion of the two-week term, the student should be proficient on their instrument and exhibit the capacity of improvisation in a large ensemble setting. On the final day of the camp, each student will receive a certificate of accomplishment stating their demonstrated ability on their instrument.