Final Concert Audio Files

Listen to the audio files of the Final Concert, thanks to the efforts of Kerwin Lee!

Thanks to all the students, parents, faculty, volunteers the countless people behind the scenes who made the 2019 Workshop such a success. We can’t wait until next year!

We’ll see you next year. Head over to Facebook to see all the great photos people have been posting all week.

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Friday Performance Schedule

The Friday Concert performance schedule is available here.

Combo performance start times are exact and we adhere to these times… don’t be late for your student’s performance!

Although we’ll be selling dinners, NO food or drink (including water) is allowed inside the Performing Arts Center.  We appreciate your respect for this facility.

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Wednesday Update

Wednesday Night Student Jazz Jam at Metro Lafayette Restaurant.

5:30-8:30 PM, July 17. Open to all students! Parents, come and watch your student perform in an informal setting, and enjoy a great dinner.

Details here.


Along with the daily activities, remember that again this year, we are proud to present LIVE JAZZ, featuring some of our gifted staff instructors, at the Big Room Theatre at Lamorinda Music on Tuesday (last night’s show was fantastic!) and Thursday evenings at 8:00. Check out the info here.

Friday Night Concert dinner tickets are available online now! 

Get your dinner tickets today!

Dinner on Friday, July 19 is a Taco Bar prepared fresh and catered by Tortilleria El Molino!

Your choice of meat: Carne Asada (Steak), Carnitas (Braised Pork), Pollo (Chicken), or Pastor (Marinated Pork).

Your choice of sides: Rice, Beans, Tortillas (Flour or Corn), Taco Toppings: Onions, Cilantro, and Cheese, Chips and Two Salsas, Green & Red.

Dinners are $15 each.

Please note: Camp does not provide dinner for students.

Easy Ordering Online!

Order your dinner tickets online at:

A limited number of dinners will be available at the dinner venue as walk-up so it’s best to pre-order your dinners.

Thank you!

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Student Letter

On June 25th we sent the yearly Student Letter to all students. If you don’t receive it via email, you can access the same information here.

Please make sure to read the Student Letter and note your personal audition time. 

Also, please select a theory level after reading the descriptions of the theory requirements for each level.  You will not need to take a theory test for placement  unless you wish to be placed in Level IV.   In that case, you will take the Level IV placement test on audition day, July 14.

In your email response, please indicate WHICH of the Level IV classes you wish to take if you pass the test.


We realize that there is an enormous amount of information in the letter, but we need you to be sure you read it all!         

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Live Concerts

Once again this year, we are proud to present LIVE JAZZ, featuring some of our gifted staff instructors, at the Big Room Theatre at Lamorinda Music on  Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 8:00 the week of camp. Performers will be announced soon.


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(From the Archives) Friday Concert Audio!

Thanks to the efforts of Mark Seymour, we have the 2017 Friday Concert audio files for every combo! Listen here. Thanks, Mark!

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(From the Archives) Final Concert

This year’s workshop at Acalanes High School was a huge success: great students and faculty, great music, great food, and lots of new friendships.

Friday night’s performances were the highlight of the week. Students were able to experience performing on the stage of the beautiful Performing Arts Center, and the combos were outstanding, from start to finish. At the end of the show we all heard the instructors play together on Donna Lee, and each teacher’s turn to solo was fantastic. It’s not possible to pick favorites from such an incredible group, but seeing Doyle Cooper walk out and shred on Sousaphone was unforgettable.

Thanks to Mr. Wandesforde and Mr. Kapoor for setting up all the equipment and keeping the show running so smoothly, and to all the volunteers who do such an amazing job every year. Without you there would be no Workshop!

Head over to the LSMJW Facebook page to see all the huge number of wonderful photos taken throughout the Workshop by Kerwin Lee, Mary Jean Odmark, Janis Marie and many others. In addition to playing in a combo and taking photos and videos, Mr. Lee keeps everyone informed during the week by keeping the Facebook flow going. We all depend on him!

Here are some photos taken by James Jordan of yesterday’s after-lunch big band, playing the music of Kyle Athayde. Pianist Joel Wenhardt perfectly expressed the “Dance Party” vibe.

Thanks to everyone for their help and cooperation this week! We need volunteers on Saturday to help break down and return all the borrowed equipment. Please give some time to achieve this goal and clean up Acalanes for the coming school year. Your help would be appreciated. We start at 8:30 AM on Saturday morning.

Mr. Athayde has promised Johnny’s Donuts for the first 48 people to arrive. Thanks!

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