Camp Schedule Update

The Generations in Jazz Board is closely watching the development of the Coronavirus (Covid-19), the messages from the CDC and other Health Organizations, and the actions of various presenting organizations in regard to decisions about their events. At this time (March 8), GIJF is continuing forward with planning and preparations for Jazz Camp as scheduled in July.

We encourage interested campers to go ahead and complete their applications, but with the understanding that if circumstances warrant we may have to decide to cancel at a later date. If a cancellation decision is made refunds of prepaid tuition will be given. The Board has agreed to continue to monitor the situation closely with the safety of students and faculty foremost in mind.

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Work Study Program

Are you interested in Work Study for the Workshop this year? Work Study is a program for more advanced music students (Senior in High School, College and Adults) to provide work in support of the Jazz Camp in place of paying tuition. For more information, check out the information here, and fill out the application at the bottom of the page to apply.

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2020 Lafayette Summer Music Jazz Workshop Registration has begun!

The 2020 Lafayette Summer Music Jazz Workshop will be held from July 19th to July 24th, 2020. Sunday, July 19th is Audition Day, and the Workshop runs from Monday, July 20th, to Friday the 24th.

We’re happy to announce that we will be back at our longtime home, Stanley Middle School in Lafayette. We are very excited about the faculty this year: it will be fantastic!

Sign up now!

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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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