Charlie Parker Student Music Boot Camp

Kansas City Jazz Academy is partnering with KC Jazz Alive and Midnight Blue Jazz, LLC to bring you Charlie Parker Student Music Boot Camp as a part of Charlie Parker Celebration 2018. This music boot camp is a jazz immersion program for middle school and high school students with at least one year of music experience. Spend the day from 10 am-4 pm learning about jazz styles, improvisation, and the music and genius of Charlie “Yardbird” Parker from Kansas City’s top musical talents! We will close the camp with a mini-concert performance featuring you! Join us for lessons with great faculty, lunch with friends and faculty, a camp notebook packed with great resources, a free Jamey Aebersold Jazz Play-Along, a mini-concert performance, and door prizes!

Camp faculty:

Greg Carroll, Co-Director & Vibes
Clarence Smith, Co-Director & Drums
Joel Gordon, Saxes
Dave Aeberg, Trumpet
Trevor Turla, Trombone
Roger Wilder, Piano
Sam Copeland, Bass
William Flynn, Guitar

Camp tuition:
$30/ Early “Bird” Rate: Now – July 20th
$45/ Regular Rate: July 21 – August 18th 

Student spaces are limited so early registration is highly advised.

There are limited tuition waiver scholarships available. Our generous donors allow us to offer a limited number of scholarships to students with demonstrated financial need.  Click here to apply. Print this form, carefully complete it, and mail it to 3013 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64108.  Tuition Waivers must be post-marked no later than August 3rd.  Recipients will be notified by August 8, 2018. 

Refund Policy: Refunds up to 7 days before event.  Please be advised a $15 administrative fee will be assessed on all refunds. 





Charlie Parker Celebration


Gem Theater
1615 E 18th St
Kansas City, MO 64108
United States