Immerse Yourself in Jazz...

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


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

(Add $20 if you pay with PayPal or a credit card.) Payment plans are available and some jazz societies offer local scholarships for players. Contact us for more information.

Camp Faculty

Some of the Finest Trad Jazz Players in the Country:

Andrew Stephens, trumpet/cornet
Bria Skonberg , trumpet/cornet
Anita Thomas, clarinet and sax
Adrian Cunningham, clarinet and sax
Greg Varlotta, trombone
Jason Wanner, piano
Curtis Brengle, piano
Tim Metz, drums
Sam Rocha, bass and tuba
Nahum Zdybel, guitar and banjo
Shelley Burns, vocals

                                   (Subject to change)