Since 1984, Living Jazz has designed and launched unique music education and performance programs that instill confidence, responsibility and ambition in children; motivate people of all ages and backgrounds to reach their personal and creative potential; and unite diverse communities through their shared love of jazz and related genres. Our current programs include Jazz Camp West, Jam Camp West, “In the Name of Love”, the Annual Musical Tribute honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., The Living Jazz Children’s Project, Jazz Search West and the (Not So) Tiny House Concert Series.
Living Jazz understands that music is an inherent component of a healthy and vibrant society and feels that every child and adult has the right to accessible, high quality music immersion experiences.
JAM CAMP WEST is an exciting, creative and fun 7-day (6-night) music, dance and vocal program held in the beautiful redwoods of Loma Mar, Northern California. Designed for 10-15 year olds, Jam Camp exposes kids to contemporary musical trends along with the cultural underpinnings of jazz. In addition, fun outdoor activities and creative adventures are held each day.
A great alternative to traditional music camps, Jam Camp is an inclusive, supportive program where all classes are taught by ear, offering hands-on group experiences for all levels and an array of classes that can reach kids through a diverse blend of musical styles and sounds they are listening to today.
Living Jazz believes that music transforms lives and has remained committed to this belief since it’s inception in 1984. The programs of Living Jazz are known not only for their artistic quality, but also for their commitment to build community based on diversity, inclusion and accessibility; the distinctive way in which they encourage and support artists of all skill levels; and the artistic and personal growth they foster in participants of all ages.
The programs of Living Jazz are known not only for their artistic quality, but also for their commitment to build community based on diversity, inclusion and accessibility; the distinctive way in which they encourage and support artists of all skill levels; and the artistic and personal growth they foster in participants of all ages. Our five current programs include:
An 8-day jazz immersion program for adults and teens of all skill levels held in a stunning redwood forest in Northern CA.
A 7-day music, dance and vocal program for 10-15 year olds of all skill levels and backgrounds held in the stunning redwoods of Loma Mar, No. Ca.
The Bay Area’s Annual jazz talent search for adults and teens (15 and up).
An extensive civic and cultural event celebrating, through music, the teachings of the great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
A free weekly music education and performance program for Oakland Title One public elementary schools.
An intimate concerts in private homes throughout the Bay Area featuring local and touring artists.