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Kimmel Center Jazz Camp of Philadelphia



Mon., July 17th - Fri., July 28th, (Excluding Weekends) 



Sat., May 27th @ 12PM |  Merck Multi-Purpose Room (Tier 2) 



Fri., July 28th  |  Merriam Theater 



What is the Kimmel Center Jazz Camp of Philadelphia?

Built on a decade of excellence in arts education - the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is proud to offer its two-week summer intensive to up-and-coming musicians and vocalists!

Selected by audition, students between the ages of 13 - 20 will explore:

  • Jazz technique
  • Repertoire
  • Performance

Our robust curriculum provides students with instruction in:

  • Musicianship
  • Ensemble interaction
  • The creative process

Most importantly, KCJCP allows this generation's brightest young jazz talents to gain invaluable experience, alongside students from near and far, in a creative live performance setting on the Kimmel Center's world-class campus.

Jazz Vocal Students

Sing your heart out, Philadelphia!

Students will join an engaging and excited group of instrumentalists - honing their ensemble voices, solo works, and more!

Jazz Camp Curriculum

Taught by more than 30 world-renowned jazz musicians, the Kimmel Center Jazz Camp of Philadelphia includes expert instruction for intermediate and advanced students in:

  • Instrument specific workshops
  • Theory
  • Harmony
  • Rhythm skills
  • Ear Training
  • Improvisation
  • Collective composition
  • Sight Reading
  • Ensemble interaction & performance
  • Jazz History

...And more, including industry related topics such as Music Technology & Recording and Music Business Practice. Special activities include:

  • Daily celebrity lead master classes
  • Daily jam sessions featuring celebrity rhythm sections!
  • Special concerts

KCJCP will culminate in a FREE public performance given by the students in the Kimmel Center's Perelman Theater.

Jazz Camp Faculty

Anthony Tidd, Jazz Camp Director and Master Class Tutor
Brent White, Assistant Director 
Carol Frazier, Manager of Education 
Manisha Modi, Education Administrator

Kimmel Center Education programs are generously supported by the Merck Foundation andThe Sidney Kimmel Foundation. 
This program is generously supported by ACE Group, Universal Health Services, and Elliott-Lewis Corporation.