After two years of virtual summer jazz camp, it was wonderful to be together at the beautiful Stevenson School campus in Pebble Beach. Students from middle school through high school immersed themselves into the music of jazz with instruction from our highly qualified camp faculty. They studied and performed with world-renowned jazz artists including the 2022 Monterey Jazz Festival Artist-In-Residence, Christian Sands, the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra Director, Gerald Clayton and our Next Generation Women in Jazz Director, Katie Thiroux. The camp also provided the opportunity to deepen friendships, build self-confidence; and strengthen values like mutual respect and teamwork.
Next year, MJF Summer Jazz Camp will return with a great faculty and will be loaded with lots of fun activities as well as moments of musical challenge and inspiration. Your support funds our education efforts like Summer Jazz Camp, Jazz in the Schools Program, Next Generation Jazz Festival, Next Generation Jazz Orchestra, Next Generation Women in Jazz Combo and Monterey County All-Star Ensembles to name a few.
For questions, or for information, please contact Claire Kim-Shin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“I had a wonderful time working with the students at the MJF jazz camp. I thought it went smoothly and the pace was good for the students and faculty.”
– Katie Thiroux, bass
“Thank you to everyone involved in the camp this year. I had a great time, and I am inspired by all the thoughtful discussions and music making that took place.”
– Pat Kelley, guitar
“I had an amazing week; it was an amazing, fulfilling experience.”
– Ivan Malespin, trombone
“Thanks so much for such a wonderful week, Claire! Evan’s (piano) has been completely inspired and has been playing and listening to jazz for hours every day since camp. This was his first jazz camp, and it far exceeded his expectations in every way. Thanks to all of you at MJF for all the hard work in making it happen and creating such a fantastic experience for our kids.”
– Suna, Summer Jazz Camp Mom
Kaiser Permanente is a Premier Jazz Education Sponsor of MJF’s 2022 Summer Jazz Camp.
Arts Council for Monterey County is an Artist Sponsor of Gerald Clayton at MJF’s 2022 Summer Jazz Camp.