Our CCJA ensembles meet in three 10-week and 5-week sessions through out the school year (Fall, Winter, and Spring) in the format of weekly rehearsals where CCJA students and faculty play and perform together as they study jazz improvisation, technique, style, theory, and history. Students are encouraged to express themselves improvisationaly and through composing/arranging for their groups. At the end of each session, CCJA students perform for the public, often at noted area jazz venues, such as Dazzle at Baur’s! Over the past twenty years, the program has attracted incredible young players who have become integral musicians in their respective school groups, members of the Colorado All-State Jazz Band, and recipients of impressive scholarships to major collegiate music programs across the country. Students in CCJA connect with other like-minded players in the area while honing their craft, making music, and having fun.