Immerse Yourself in Jazz...

Learn and Collaborate with Jazz Faculty and other Campers in an Amazing and Accepting Environment

If all goes well, we will see you at camp in 2022! Week One will be July 24-30, and Week Two will be August 1-7.



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 2022 is $795

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:

Rusty Stiers, trumpet/cornet
Bria Skonberg , trumpet/cornet
Jeff Kreis, trumpet/cornet
Anita Thomas, clarinet and sax
Nate Ketner, clarinet and sax
Greg Varlotta, trombone
Jason Wanner, piano
Curtis Brengle, piano
Sam Rocha, bass and tuba
Jason Fabus, reeds
Nahum Zdybel, guitar and banjo
Shelley Burns, vocals
Ray Templin, drums
Jeff Minnieweather, drums