Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts

Photo courtesy of Chris Romaine

The Mercury Café on Saturday afternoon was filled with Big Band music from across the front range.  Eagle Crest, Boulder, and Poudre High Schools, C-U Boulder, and C-S-U Fort Collins, and the CCJA band all performed, as did the U-N-C lab band one from Greeley, directed by Dana Landry.  Their set was based on an Alice In Wonderland electronica meets big band theme, with vocalist Jamie Scriber providing interspersing narration through musical sections describing Alice discovering a new world before her.   The music began with a low roaring synthesizer, giving way to an interlude of playful

Join us in the Phyllis A. Greer Performance Studio on Tuesday, January 9 – 7pm to 8pm as we welcome back the Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts: Jazz 89 Yardbirds, directed by Greg Tanner Harris.

The Miles Davis album, "Kind of Blue" continues to be the yearly top selling jazz album, fifty seven years after its release. Miles was a temperamental genius that pushed his musicians to a new level of creativity and melodicism. The Conservatory Jazz Repertory Orchestra will honor this jazz icon with arrangements of his compositions, along with many jazz standards he made famous, such as Bye, Bye Blackbird, 'Round Midnight, and many others.

Celebrating Young Musicians: CCJA presents The Sharp 5

Nov 30, 2016

The Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts (CCJA) is a unique non-profit organization dedicated to empowering youth to creatively express themselves through the language of jazz. CCJA gives young musicians all across the Front Range life-changing musical experiences, mentored by the region’s most sought-after authentic professional jazz musicians, who help them reach whatever level of mastery they desire while feeling connected and supported as they explore their artistic selves.

This summer on Wednesday nights at KUVO's Phyllis A. Greer Performance Studio,  the Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts has been instructing students ages 7 through 18 in  the fine points of Latin Jazz.  Instructor Eric Trujillo visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" to describe what it takes to teach Latin Jazz to young musicians.