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Summer Jazz Intensive

This is a concentrated course in the performance of jazz and related styles of music. The focus of the camp is soloing, improvisation and learning jazz literature. Jazz activities include improvisation coaching, combos, big band, jazz theory, concerts and master classes, as well as live student performances at local jazz clubs.

The Summer Jazz Intensive Camp began in 1980 and has been a long-standing tradition at Douglas College. The camp has a strong track record of assisting very successful jazz musicians in their development. Previous students include Diana Krall, Engrid Jensen, Brad Turner, Miles Black and Greg Scott.

2017 Dates: August 14-19

Director: Bob Rebagliati
Ages: 14 years and up
Fees: 2017 - Before June 30th (Early bird fee) $435   After June 30th $475
Prerequisites: At least three years of playing experience is recommended. Some ensemble and/or jazz experience is helpful but not required.

Out-of-town students are responsible for arranging their own accommodation. 

Click here to download the 2016 Summer Jazz brochure. 2017 brochure coming soon!

Students who have received a scholarship of any form must contact the Community Music School (604-527-5469) before registering.

Please email the Community Music School at for more information.