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UJAM Summer Jazz Workshop 2023

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Our 5th annual Summer Jazz Workshop is in the planning stages.  Mark your calendar now for the week of August 14th and plan to attend our fun camp for all ages and all instruments


This year's workshop will take place at Selkirk Montessori School on Jutland Road.

Join like-minded folks who enjoy making music together and spend a immersive week of study with our hand-picked faculty.  Work on raising your musical skills including improvising, playing by ear, theory, listening, and playing in a jazz combo.  Make new musical friends too!

Cost is $499 for five full days of lessons,  masterclasses, and jam sessions plus all evening concerts and jam sessions.  Our all-star faculty is waiting to help you get to the next level with your music.  Save your spot with a $100 deposit today and get the early-bird special pricing (a $50 savings).

"Speaking of Jazz...”

U-JAM CAMP DREAM  - We strive to enrich and enhance the understanding of jazz music, to connect the community around jazz and develop as individual musicians.

The U-JAM Summer Workshop is a place where you will be learning fundamentals, musicianship, and the skills of playing jazz together! This is a great opportunity to study with and learn from local working musicians as well as internationally recognized artists. You will gain knowledge and wisdom on improvisation, theory, and ensemble playing within the jazz idiom.


Special master classes will feature distinguished artists.

Outcomes:  Principles that will guide the experience

  • Learn to structure and fine-tune your practice routine?  Let’s hot rod your practicing!

  • “Technique Transcription and Tunes” - We will cover topics such as transcribing and playing along with records, theory, ear training (Major Minor and Rhythmic Transcription, Voice Leading, Scales, Modes).

  • Gain tricks and licks that are key to improvising on your instrument.  Here's your chance to hone fundamentals  of Studying Jazz (ear training, time, feel, harmony, transcribing, bandstand communication, music history)

  • Get inspired, and not discouraged… Effortless mastery!

What to expect in a day?
The ABC’s of Jazz!

A. Instrument and Vocal Fundamentals

B. Jazz Fundamentals - theory, ear training, improv, songwriting and more

C. Listening / History session / Blues / Standard (Structure and form)

D. Large ensembles and Master Classes with interesting folks

E. Small Ensemble (communication and improve your skills)

F. Evening concert with Jam Session following

Save Your Spot

  • Aug 14, 9:00 a.m. – Aug 18, 5:00 p.m.
    Victoria, 2970 Jutland Rd, Victoria, BC V8T 5K2, Canada
    Announcing our 2023 Summer Workshop for All Instruments (including voice) and All Ages! Now in our 5th year of inspiring musicians!
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