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Kansas City Jazz Camp, led by jazz educator Jim Mair

This All Star Kansas City Jazz Camp is a multi-year award winner of DownBeat Magazine's prestigious student music awards!

Presented by Jim Mair and the Kansas City Jazz Alliance, in partnership with REW Music.

Jazz Camp Information

Jim Mair's jazz camps are one week-long summer day camps, brought to you by the Kansas City Jazz Alliance, partnering with REW Music. The camps focus on jazz improvisation skills in a standard large ensemble “big band” setting, with standard big band instrumentation. Director Jim Mair blends an academic perspective with years of “in the trenches” expertise.

Jim Mair is the former Director of Instrumental Music, Jazz Studies and Woodwinds at Kansas City Kansas Community College, in addition to being voted as Kansas City's Favorite Saxophonist by JAM Magazine readers in 2022.


WHEN: June 17-21, 2024 | WHERE: REW Music (Lenexa) | Camp Performance: Friday afternoon 6/21 - details TBA

The Kansas City Jazz Camp is comprised of 2 separate ensembles:

  • High School Big Band: 9:30am - 12:30pm daily
  • Middle School Big Band: 1:30pm - 4:30pm daily

Instrumentation for each jazz band is limited to:
5 saxophones
4 each: trombones, trumpets
2 percussionists
2 bass players
2 guitar
2 piano

Camp Daily Schedule

9:30 - 10:30am | 1:30-2:30pm Rehearsal
10:30 - 10:45am | 2:30-2:45pm Networking time
10:45 - 11:45am | 2:45-3:45pm Improvisation techniques + Tricks of the trade
11:45am - 12:30pm | 3:45-4:30pm  Implementation

Tuition: $250
- includes a jazz camp t-shirt
Registration Deadline: June 8

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