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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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