Will I Learn?
Adult Trad Jazz Camp is focused on improvisation,
both individual and group, with an emphasis on taking
theory into practice at all times. Students are assigned
to bands with players of similar ability and experience,
and perform in the final concert on Saturday. Players
of all levels and experience are accepted.
load and print out the application/brochure
the information on page 2 of this brochure and
mail it to the address indicated.
the "instrument(s)" section, put your main
instrument first, and other instruments in descending
order of preference. We will try to place you on
your first instrument, but may ask you to attend
on one of your others if necessary.
mail your completed application to:
PO Box 13744
may fax it to: 916-359-1316
are housed in dormitory type cabins, and eat in the
central dining hall. There are male, female, and
couples cabins, with central, shared, bathrooms.
You must bring bedding - a sleeping bag, sheets & blankets,
and pillow. You may wish to bring an inflateable
mattress for more comfort. (Please consult the Bring Page.) Alternative Accommodations
If you prefer, you may book a hotel or motel room
in nearby Pollock
Pines, and drive to camp each day.
We also have space for a few RVs on campus. If you
choose either of these options, contact us as early
as possible. Space and rooms are limited.
much, Where, When?
years dates of the Sacramento Trad Jazz Adult Camp
are July 27-August 1, 2014. Tuition for the camp is $900.00.
Payment plans are available and many jazz societies
offer local scholarships. Write to STJS for
a jazz society to contact in your area. Many more details are available on our FAQ page.
camp is held at Sly
Sacramento County Schools Outdoor Education Facility,
5600 Sly Park Road, Pollock Pines, CA, about an hour
east of Sacramento in the beautiful foothills of
Nevada. Please see our FAQ page for maps and directions to Sly Park.
Plan to arrive at Sly Park around 3:00 p.m. on the day camp starts.
concludes with a concert on August 1, at Sly Park.
The concert is from 7:00 to 10:00 pm, and
campers are welcome to spend the night or leave after
the concert. Please see our FAQ page for maps and directions to Sly Park.
The camp faculty consists of the finest
trad jazz players in the country, including: Rusty
Stiers-trumpet/cornet, Anita Thomas-clarinet and sax,
Terry Myers-clarinet and sax, Greg Varlotta-trombone,
Curtis Brengle-piano, Jason Wanner-piano, Ed Metz, Jr.-drums,
Lee Westenhofer-bass and tuba,
Eddie Erickson-guitar and banjo, Terry Waddell-drums. (faculty subject to
see our meet the faculty page.
Contact Bill Dendle, Camp Director, at: (916) 927-5222