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CALIFORNIA JAZZ CONSERVATORY CONTINUES WINNING WAYS IN DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE’S “STUDENT MUSIC AWARDS” HONORING THREE CJC GROUPS IN 45TH EDITION OF ANNUAL STUDENT RECOGNITION

JAZZSCHOOL ADVANCED HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ WORKSHOP I, LED BY MIKE ZILBER, NAMED NATIONAL WINNER, HIGH SCHOOL HONORS SMALL ENSEMBLE    JAZZSCHOOL ADVANCED HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ WORKSHOP II, LED BY COLIN HOGAN, HONORED FOR OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCES BY HIGH SCHOOL HONORS SMALL ENSEMBLE   JAZZSCHOOL STUDIO BAND, LED BY DAVE ESHELMAN, RECOGNIZED FOR OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCES BY HIGH SCHOOL HONORS LARGE … Continue reading “CALIFORNIA JAZZ CONSERVATORY CONTINUES WINNING WAYS IN DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE’S “STUDENT MUSIC AWARDS” HONORING THREE CJC GROUPS IN 45TH EDITION OF ANNUAL STUDENT RECOGNITION”

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Joe Lovano, Mark Turner, Paul McCandless, Wu Man Launch JAMBAR Presents at CJC!

CALIFORNIA JAZZ CONSERVATORY, JAMBAR ORGANIC ARTISAN ENERGY BARS ANNOUNCE “PRESENTING PARTNERSHIP” “JAMBAR PRESENTS…” CONCERT SERIES TO FEATURE  JOE LOVANO, MARK TURNER, PAUL MCCANDLESS, PIPA VIRTUOSO AND CHINESE MUSIC AMBASSADOR WU MAN, DANN ZINN GROUP WITH RACHEL Z, OMAR HAKIM, JEFF DENSON AND MORE LEADING JAZZ ARTISTS TO BE ANNOUNCED   CJC LAUNCHES YEAR OF SILVER ANNIVERSARY EVENTS CELEBRATING  25 YEARS … Continue reading “Joe Lovano, Mark Turner, Paul McCandless, Wu Man Launch JAMBAR Presents at CJC!”

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In Tribute to Jazz Giant Mark Levine

On behalf of the entire California Jazz Conservatory community, I am truly saddened to hear of the passing of the Bay Area’s treasured jazz icon Mark Levine. How do several paragraphs even begin to pay tribute to this jazz giant whose abundant, extraordinary contributions deserve a book? As far back as I can remember, I … Continue reading “In Tribute to Jazz Giant Mark Levine”

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The Next Generation Jazz Festival Full Tuition Scholarship

The California Jazz Conservatory Announces The Next Generation Jazz Festival Full Tuition Scholarship The California Jazz Conservatory is awarding a full tuition scholarship to a well-deserving Next Generation Jazz Festival participant! This is a four-year scholarship to the only independent, accredited college in America completely devoted to the study and performance of jazz. You’ll learn … Continue reading “The Next Generation Jazz Festival Full Tuition Scholarship”

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CALIFORNIA JAZZ CONSERVATORY MARKS “DAWN OF A NEW DECADE” WITH OPENING OF JERRY FIDDLER ANNEX AND WEEKLONG SERIES OF GRAND OPENING CONCERTS

Jazz Education Leader Expands Berkeley Facilities With New Classrooms, New State-of-the-Art Practice Rooms, New Listening Library and New 100-Seat Performance Space 20th Anniversary Marked With Associate of Arts Degree Program Blue/Green Advanced Ensembles North American Roots Concentration Strategic Partnership with Monterey Jazz Festival   February 20, 2018; Berkeley, California; The California Jazz Conservatory, the only … Continue reading “CALIFORNIA JAZZ CONSERVATORY MARKS “DAWN OF A NEW DECADE” WITH OPENING OF JERRY FIDDLER ANNEX AND WEEKLONG SERIES OF GRAND OPENING CONCERTS”

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CALIFORNIA JAZZ CONSERVATORY LAUNCHES 20TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR WITH NEW ANNEX, NEW PROGRAMS, NEW STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP

Legendary Berkeley Jazz Education Icon Celebrates New Fiddler Annex, Announces New Associate of Arts Degree, Launches New North American Roots Music Concentration, Establishes New Advanced Level Ensembles, Partners with Monterey Jazz Festival Jazz Education Programs May 4, 2017; Berkeley, California; The California Jazz Conservatory, the only accredited independent school in America completely devoted to the … Continue reading “CALIFORNIA JAZZ CONSERVATORY LAUNCHES 20TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR WITH NEW ANNEX, NEW PROGRAMS, NEW STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP”

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CALIFORNIA JAZZ CONSERVATORY CELEBRATES TOP WINNERS OF LIVING JAZZ’S JAZZ SEARCH WEST 2017

CJC Students Dan Neville, Jamie Zimmer, Le Perez Top Bay Area’s Annual Jazz Talent Search   April 26, 2017; Berkeley, California; The California Jazz Conservatory (CJC), marking its twentieth anniversary as a leader in jazz education, today celebrates three of their students who placed in the top four positions in Living Jazz’s Jazz Search West … Continue reading “CALIFORNIA JAZZ CONSERVATORY CELEBRATES TOP WINNERS OF LIVING JAZZ’S JAZZ SEARCH WEST 2017”

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CALIFORNIA JAZZ CONSERVATORY AND MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL CELEBRATE MUTUAL MILESTONES WITH PARTNERSHIP IN JAZZ EDUCATION

Berkeley Jazz Education Icon Joins Legendary Jazz Presenter As Sponsor of Next Generation Jazz Festival Opening Concert Three-Year Agreement Includes Judges Concert Sponsorship, $500,000 in Scholarships and Long Term Commitment to Jazz Education March 29, 2017; Berkeley, California; Two California-based jazz institutions are joining hands in celebration of mutual anniversary milestones in 2017––The California Jazz … Continue reading “CALIFORNIA JAZZ CONSERVATORY AND MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL CELEBRATE MUTUAL MILESTONES WITH PARTNERSHIP IN JAZZ EDUCATION”

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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 … Continue reading “CALIFORNIA JAZZ CONSERVATORY IN BERKELEY, CA, CELEBRATES 20TH ANNIVERSARY, OPENS NEW ADDITION IN FALL 2017”

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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. … Continue reading “Black History Month Concert Series at the CJC”

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