San Diego Adult Trad Jazz Camp

January 14-17, 2021

Tuition: $445

The San Diego Adult Trad Jazz Camp is one of the longest running music education camps dedicated to the preservation and instruction on traditional jazz music. Open to around 100 students, this camp provides both sectional and group ensemble instruction from some of the best working jazz musicians from around the country. Open to all levels of skill, this is the place you'll want to come to take your skills to the next level and have a lot of fun while doing it, including student band performances at the end of the weekend!


The faculty will demonstrate vintage instrumental techniques for performing classic jazz in a classroom setting and supervise sessions played by the students in rotating groups. Instruction will include sectionals for front line and rhythm. Instructors will sit in with student groups to assist teaching. Some faculty members will double on other instruments. Pianos and basic drum kits will be provided for students. A limited number of tubas are available.

FacultyClick here for Instructor Bios

Clint Baker
Howard Miyata
Dan Levinson
John Royen
Katie Cavera
Marty Eggers
Steve Apple
Clarinet, Sax  

All Jazz Camp facilities are located at the Lafayette Hotel & Suites. For reservations, contact the hotel at 1-619-296-2101 or make e-mail requests to and ask for the “jazz camp” rate. Students who reserve rooms using other promotional offers or discounts will not qualify for the tuition discount. No more than two students per room will receive the tuition discount.

Tuition is $445, except when staying at the Lafayette ($395). This does not include transportation, lodging or meals.

Jazz Camp registration begins on Thursday at 3:00pm in the Lafayette Hotel Lobby.

Jazz Camp instruction officially ends at noon on Sunday, but you and a guest (at no extra charge) are welcome to attend the AFCDJS Monthly Concert/Dance from 1-4 pm featuring the Jazz Camp Instructors.


Enrollment is limited. 

CLICK HERE for a printable registration form.  Complete the registration form and mail to: AFCDJS, P.O. Box 880387, San Diego, CA 92168-0387. Phone: (619) 297-5277 and E-mail:  Or, contact Ed Adams, Jazz Camp Director, directly if you have questions at 858-752-3669 or 

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