BKCM Summer Jazz Camp

Project Info

Project Description

Age: 10-18
Type: Camp
Term: Summer
Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm (8:30am drop off)
Schedule: August 7-11 and August 14-18 (Monday – Friday)
Duration: 1 or 2 Weeks
Price: $750 per week | $1400 for two weeks (save $100 for 2 weeks)
Instructors: (subject to change)
Mike McGinnis – Woodwinds / Director
Charlotte Greve – Woodwinds
Sean Moran – Guitar
Allison Phillips – Trumpet / Brass
Jeong Lim Yang – Bass
Lafayette Harris – Piano
Adriel Vincent-Brown – Drums
Prerequisite: Students enrolled in private lessons or enrolled in their school band program.


Call 718-622-3300 to register over the phone.

Come jam with us and learn to improvise and play by ear!

Students jam on jazz standards, blues and more in a wide range of styles such as swing, funk, bebop and Afro-Cuban. Students who are new to jazz learn the building blocks of improvising over simple chord changes and grooves. Experienced students learn advanced jazz theory, harmony and rhythm and are encouraged to compose, arrange and rehearse their own music in class.

This camp is for students of all levels who have a minimum of one year’s experience on their instrument and are currently enrolled in private lessons or a school band program. No prior experience in jazz is necessary—only a willingness to be creative, have fun and work as a team. Our expert faculty perform internationally as jazz artists and educators. Faculty and students collaborate an play together, carrying on the jazz tradition of the mentorship model.

Thanks to our generous donor, The Amy Winehouse Foundation, this program is open to all students and need-based scholarships are available.

Sample Schedule

9:00am – 10:00am – Improvisation Workshop
10:00am – 11:00am – Small Combo Rehearsal #1
11:00am – 11:30am – Lunch Break
11:30am – 12:00pm – Faculty Performance
12:00pm – 2:00pm – Small Combo Rehearsal #2
2:00pm – 3:00pm – Student Performance

Registration Info

Call 718-622-3300 to register and to speak with a registrar.

BKCM Summer Camp Policies

There are no refunds or credits at BKCM for the Summer term. Students have until June 30, 2023 to request changes to existing summer registrations. Please visit bkcm.org/registration for a complete list of policies on withdrawals and refunds.

BKCM Covid Policies

BKCM currently requires all students age 5 and up to be fully COVID vaccinated in order to attend. For more details on our COVID policies please visit bkcm.org/covidpolicies.

Click here for our Summer 2023 policies. For complete information on our registration process and policies, click here.

Financial Aid is Available for qualifying students.

Current Financial Aid recipients can email kris.mandapat@bkcm.org.