Open to all music students grades 6-12 • All instruments welcome


The Students

NorCal Jazz is unique in that both beginning and advanced students play together simultaneously without anyone feeling left behind or impeded. For example, when learning new chords, beginning students may play only a few notes per measure while advanced students are given the task of executing technically demanding arpeggios.  

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Course Content

NorCal Jazz Camp students will:

  • Perform a concert on Friday, June 24 at 11:30 am
  • Become familiar with the melody and lyrics to several of the most famous jazz standards which are an essential part of the fabric of the American musical experience
  • Read jazz melodies of varying difficulty
  • Receive a NorCal Jazz T-shirt included with tuition
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The Instructor

Mr. Switzer recently completed a two-year world tour playing solo trumpet for the Grammy award winning band, Train.  He performed the hit single “50 Ways to Say Goodbye” with them live on The David Letterman Show, The Today Show, VH1, The Talk and a live concert on PBS.

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