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CALIFORNIA JAZZ CONSERVATORY IN BERKELEY, CA, CELEBRATES 20TH ANNIVERSARY, OPENS NEW ADDITION IN FALL 2017

  2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the California Jazz Conservatory in Berkeley, CA. Founded by jazz pianist and educator Susan Muscarella, the California Jazz Conservatory – originally “the Jazzschool” – opened in fall of 1997 and attracted 142 students enrolled in 195 classes that first quarter.  Muscarella realized right away that the school had already […]

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Black History Month Concert Series at the CJC

The California Jazz Conservatory is proud to present their annual Black History Month Concert Series this February. The series will feature local legends Frankye Kelly, Ed Reed, and Steve McQuarry as well as rising star Amina Scott. Through their own arrangements and interpretations, the artists pay tribute to the rich history of Black American music. […]

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Announcing the first ever: “Meet Me Downtown” Day in Berkeley!

The first ever MEET ME DOWNTOWN DAY is Sunday March 20, 12noon to 5pm. Six Downtown Berkeley cultural venues will feature a variety of free activities to give you a taste of their amazing facilities and programing. And Downtown restaurants will offer food and drink specials for event visitors. www.meetmedowntown.info Explore the stunning architecture and […]

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Stellar Jam

  The CJC is honored to partner with “Stellar Jam” – Japan’s acclaimed international jazz festival!

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CALIFORNIA JAZZ CONSERVATORY TO EXPAND CAMPUS AND PERFORMANCE FACILITIES IN 2016

Additional site at 2040 Addison Street will feature the new 100-seat performance space, Rendon Hall, modeled after Harlem’s Minton’s Playhouse   PUBLIC   PHASE  OF  BUILDING  CAMPAIGN  WILL  RAISE $600K  TO  COMPLETE  RENOVATIONS                           BERKELEY, CA – California Jazz Conservatory (CJC) — the nation’s only independent, fully accredited music conservatory devoted to the study of […]

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California Jazz Conservatory Celebrates International Jazz Day April 30 with Free Live Performances & More

BERKELEY, CA – The California Jazz Conservatory (CJC), in conjunction with the Downtown Berkeley Association, will celebrate International Jazz Day on Thursday, April 30 with free music and raffles at the Downtown Berkeley BART plaza. Live jazz performed by CJC students and faculty will be the main event to commemorate this day, which was designated […]

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Catch Jazzschool Studio Band Concert ahead of its European Tour

Students Perform in Two Local Concerts to Raise Funds for Tour Berkeley, CA – The Jazzschool Studio Band, featuring some of the Bay Area’s finest high school jazz musicians, will be touring Europe this summer, where they’ll be playing at the Vienne, Montreux, and Umbria Festivals, among other performances. As part of their fundraising campaign, […]

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JAZZSCHOOL MAKES GIVING EASY WITH VIRTUAL GIFT CARDS

Website offers simple, convenient eGift for community school classes BERKELEY, California (Nov. 11, 2014) – The Jazzschool, the community education component of the California Jazz Conservatory, now makes it easier than ever to give the gift of music by offering an online giving experience. At cjc.edu/egift, shoppers can purchase virtual gift cards for Jazzschool courses […]

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April 30 — International Jazz Day

In November 2011, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) officially designated April 30 as International Jazz Day in order to highlight jazz and its diplomatic role of uniting people in all corners of the globe. International Jazz Day is the culmination of Jazz Appreciation Month, which draws public attention to jazz and its extraordinary heritage throughout April. […]

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Introducing California Jazz Conservatory

A message from Founder and President Susan Muscarella Welcome to California Jazz Conservatory! If you’ve arrived at this site expecting to see the former Jazzschool masthead, you may be surprised by our new name and logo.  I am delighted to share with you the exciting news that has initiated this change. Over the past four […]

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“It’s the only place that I know of that offers such high level jazz ensembles for middle/high school students. Last year, my school music program was not challenging enough for me and so I loved being involved in the High School Jazz Ensemble!”