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Fundraiser At The Barn

50 jazz musicians comprising six local bands will gather on the banks of the American River for this year’s big event!

Saturday March 25 th , 2025 - 12 p.m. - 5 p.m
Drakes - The Barn – 985 Riverfront St, West Sacramento, CA 95691

Week One will be July 24-29, Week Two, July 31 - Aug. 5.

Camp Information

Campers stay in dormitory style cabins, and eat in a central dining hall.  Special dietary needs can be met with advance notice, and vegetarian/vegan meals are always available.

Each rehearsal/performance site is equipped with a piano, a guitar amp, a bass amp and a drum set.  Drummers need to bring their own cymbals, sticks, brushes and any other special equipment they wish.  Two cymbal stands and one high-hat stand are provided.  All other instrumentalists must bring their own instrument(s) unless prior arrangements have been made.  Vocalists must bring a small recording device.

Campers from outside the local area should arrive in Sacramento before noon on the first day of camp.  They will be met, and transported to camp by STJS volunteers.  Arrange departures for the evening of the last day of camp, no earlier than 7pm. Local campers who choose to ride the bus should arrive at the Elks Lodge on Riverside Blvd. between noon and 1:00 p.m.

The camp concludes with a concert on the final day in Sacramento.  Campers will be bused from the camp to the concert site, and at the conclusion of the performance, approximately 4:00pm, will either be picked up by parents/guardians, or transported to the airport, train, or bus station for travel home.

Tuition for 2023 is $825

Payment plans are available and some jazz societies offer local scholarships for players. Contact us for more information.

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Camp Faculty

Some of the Finest Trad Jazz Players in the Country (subject to change):

Chuck Bond, trumpet & cornet

Andrew Stephens, trumpet & cornet

Anita Thomas, clarinet & saxophones

Adrian Cunningham, clarinet & saxophones

Jacam Manricks, clarinet & saxophones

Greg Varlotta, trombone

Jason Wanner, piano

Curtis Brengle, piano

Sam Rocha, bass & tuba

Pete Agraan, drums

Tim Metz, drums

Shelley Burns, vocals

Nahum Zdybel, guitar & banjo

(subject to change)