Straight Ahead Jazz Camp 2018

July 16 - 20, 2018 - 9:00 am

Columbia College Chicago | 1014 S. Michigan Avenue

Online registration and 2018 program information coming soon.   Download the 2017 Camp Brochure 


Who says camp is just for kids? Straight Ahead Jazz Camp brings together educators, musicians and music lovers 18 and up for a fascinating week-long exploration of the inner workings of jazz.  Held at Columbia College Chicago, each day of the camp features a special guest artist along with hands-on workshops, clinics, lectures and jam sessions by noted musicians and experts from Chicago and beyond.

2018 Special Guest Artists (artists are subject to change)

  • Miguel Zenon
  • Nicole Mitchell
  • Robert Irving, III

2017 Special Guest Artists

  • Premier composer, educator, and bassist Rufus Reid
  • Pianist, professor, and author of David Baker: A Legacy in the Music Monika Herzig, 
  • Internationally renowned jazz pianist, composer and teacher Barry Harris
  • Composer, educator, and exemplar of the Chicago tenor tradition, Ari Brown
  • Prolific trumpeter, composer, educator and entrepreneur Dave Douglas


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