Jazz Musicale: “Back to School Summer Jazz Camp”

Tuesday thru Friday – July 19-22, 2022 – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Friday – July 22, 2022 – 4:00 pm Showcase Concert

Registration is Closed.

9th grade & Up: High School, Collegiate, Adults of All Ages

PLEASE NOTE: 7th & 8th Grade Students Welcome as long as they can read music and have advanced playing skills.  Register as a 9th grader and then call Friday Musicale at 904-703-6733 to UPDATE the actual age please.

Instrumentalists and Vocalists, Novis to Pro!

Friday Musicale’s Summer Jazz Camp has been nominated “Best Summer Camp in Jacksonville” by WJXT Channel 4 News.

Our camp is a fun and informative 4-day summer jazz camp for instrumentalists and vocalists, 9th grade through adult ages, from basic skill levels to pro. Excellent back-to-school prep for students with band and vocal courses in the fall, for music instructors seeking helpful stylistic tools for teaching jazz, and for adults to advance their skills in performing jazz, from the novice to pro levels.  The camp ends with a Camper / Faculty Showcase Concert the day after camp – Invite all your family and friends!

Camp Faculty: camp attendees will work with four highly regarded pro artists who are seasoned educators known for their comfortable nurturing approach in mentoring and their experience in teaching students of all ages and skill levels at jazz camps and in award winning jazz programs, secondary to collegiate.

The Camp: focus is on useful foundational ‘basics’ in how to interpret jazz stylistically when playing or singing the music in a solo and ensemble setting. Campers also benefit from each other’s broad experiences shared in the camp clinics and group performance in a relaxed atmosphere.

Camp topics include: an overview of historic jazz music and of pioneering music artists, review of practical useful music theory, how to interpret the music in a jazz style, how to improvise in a solo, good intonation, playing in an ensemble, and more.

Vocalists: will also learn about scatting, foundational singing technique, stage presence, song repertoire, stylistic phrasing, mic technique, selecting singing keys, counting off their song, and more.

Camper’s Skill Level

Instrumentalists: basic reading of music and proficient playing of one’s instrument.

Vocalists: good singing quality, reading music is not essential to attend.

Things to Remember

Campers bring: Instrument (excluding piano) , accompanying cases, cables, reeds, stands, drums sticks, etc, music stand.

Daily Lunch: Campers bring bag lunch all 4 days please.  Please Note:  Campers have access to a refrigerator and microwave in the Friday Musicale kitchen.  Also, Jimmy John’s Sandwich Shop located within easy walking distance from Friday Musicale.  They offer Freaky Fast Service!

Snacks, Coffee & Bottled Water provided each day of camp.

Showcase Concert: Camp attendees will get a chance to perform prepared music with the pro faculty, demonstrating their gained skills to family, friends, the community at large in a FREE CONCERT!  

Concert will be Friday, July 22, 2022 at 4:00pm.

Friday Musicale Jazz Camp is sponsored in part by the Warburton Music Products and Bold City Music Productions.

The jazz camp and Friday concert are presented at Friday Musicale, 645 Oak Street, Jacksonville, FL 32204.PH: 904-355-7584

Questions?  Please email venuedirector@fridaymusicale.com

Consider Sponsoring a Camper!  Call 904-703-8687 for more details.

Out of town camper?

May we suggest the

Hyatt Place St. John’s Town Center

Located in very popular area of Jacksonville – Near UNF – Near Shopping & Dining – Only 15 minute drive to / from Friday Musicale.

Call 904-641-7200 and ask for Carrie in Sales!

Many thanks to our Co-Sponsors Warburton Music Products


Bold City Music Productions!

Mr. Donald Zentz

Director of Jazz
Douglas Anderson School of the Arts

Mr. J.B. Scott

Director of Jazz , University of North Florida
Associate Professor of Jazz Trumpet, Dir. JE1

Ms. Lisa Kelly

Award Winning Professional Jazz Vocalist
Private Instructor, Artist/Clinician

Mr. Jeff Phillips

Faculty Harrison SOTA, Professional Artist,
Walt Disney World pianist

Take your jazz skills to the next level!

• Improvisation
• Jazz History
• Music Theory
• Ensembles
• Jazz Fundamentals

• Master Classes
• Jazz Repertoire
• Performance Prep
• Stylistic Interpretation
• Camp T-Shirt!