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UJAM Summer Jazz Workshop 2024

Our 6th annual Summer Jazz Workshop is scheduled for August 12 - 16th.  We are very excited to be presenting this at the Maclaurin (Music) Building at the University of Victoria.  The camp offers a curriculum of sequential learning for all ages, instruments,  and abilities, to build on your knowledge, technical skills, and performance of jazz in its various forms.


We are pleased to announce that many of our faculty are returning, to inspire and teach you in small classes covering a variety of topics.  Included in your  camp fee are tickets to all of our evening concerts and jam sessions.  Cost of the camp is $549 with an early bird discount available to those registering before May 31st.  A family discount of 10% applies to the second and subsequent members.  A refundable $100 deposit holds your spot.  Register is  below.

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"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 improving your 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 on a wide variety of topics along with an evening concerts and jam sessions.

Core Faculty

Guest Faculty

A Typical Day At The Workshop

8:45 - 9:00 am - Daily meeting/ Announcements

9:00 - 9:45 am- Instrument/Vocal Fundamentals & Warm-up

9:50 - 10:35 am - Theory & Harmony or Improv Classes

10:35 - 10:50 pm - 15 Minute Break

10:50 - 11:35 pm - Theory & Harmony or Improv Classes

11:40-12:25 pm- Session Etiquette, Large Ensembles, Jam Sessions

12:25-1:00 pm - Special Masterclasses, History, Listening & More!

1:30-2:20 pm - Special Masterclasses, History, Listening & More!

2:45-4:00 pm - Jam Sessions, Break-off Rooms, Combo/Ensemble Rehearsals

7:00-9:00 pm - Evening Concert Series

Learn more....and have fun!


  • 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 recordings, 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.  Jam sessions with your friends

A huge thank you to our sponsors for making this camp possible:

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