About the California Jazz Conservatory


About the California Jazz Conservatory

The California Jazz Conservatory is the only independent, accredited music conservatory in America completely devoted to the study and performance of jazz.

CJC offers two distinct education programs:

The California Jazz Conservatory, which awards the Bachelor of Music and Associate of Arts degrees in Jazz Studies. In fall 2021, CJC will launch Master of Music in Jazz Studies: A Master’s Degree for the 21st Century Composer-Performer. MM applications will be available in July of 2020.

The Jazzschool at CJC,CJC’s community education program offering Classes, Workshops, Camps and Intensives for musicians of all ages and all levels of ability. Jazzschool’s Young Musicians Program offers specialized instruction and performance opportunities for younger musicians.


“The California Jazz Conservatory is an exceptional institution, fostering the next generation of artists and educators, many on the cutting edge, performing, composing, teaching and touring throughout the world.”

–Dr. Jeff Denson
Dean of Instruction, CJC