Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts Hang Time Tapestry/Capri Records
The current curriculum includes two summer camps, a new youth JazzFest, Outreach Programs to schools, expanded public performances, guided public youth jam sessions, a peer mentoring program, and a recording and music industry program.
The new SSJA recording, Hang Time for Colorado’s own, Tapestry/Capri Records is KUVO/KVJ's CD of the Month for August, 2013. All of the student musicians involved in this project received outstanding instruction from the CCJA: mprovisation, composition, music publishing and the business side of the industry. There are 14 tracks on Hang Time, seven by each ensemble, all original songs written by various members of the ensembles urged to express their individuality. Both groups are piano less, Group Giz, an octet, features 2 trumpets and a trombone while Group Gunn, a septet, has 1 trumpet and vibraphones. Both have bass-drums-guitar-alto and tenor sax.
The great artwork of this CD is worthy of mentioning, the front cover has a clothes line with instruments hanging from it while the back cover has furniture on its clothes pins. The depictions are a fine representation of the hang time the musicians spent while honing their skills at CCJA.