Important notice about COVID-19: “After meeting with the board of the Junior Jazz Foundation, we have unanimously decide to cancel the HH Jazz Camp along with our clinic and guitar institute for 2020. As difficult as this is for us and our students who are desperately looking forward to camp, opinions aside, we must do what is safe and cautious for everyone involved. Outside of last year’s 125 students between the three camp programs, we had at least 500+ people involved in some aspect of the camp – whether it be attending a concert or volunteering. If you have registered for the camp, you will receive a full refund on your registration fee and we will release any hotel reservations. For our college interns, if you are available for 2021, we would love to have you back again. We are not planning on a virtual camp at this time, but have some other possibilities in the works to support your jazz education directly in the upcoming year. On behalf of the faculty, we can’t express how much we’ll miss you all this July and can’t wait to GO BIG for our 10th year in 2021.

Love you all,

James Berry
Camp Director
Hilton Head Jazz Camp

Here are the amazing jazz programs offered this summer:

Hilton Head Jazz Camp (cancelled for 2020, dates TBD for 2021), recommended for ages 14-20 – With a combination of large big bands, small combos, theory, improv, elective courses, masterclasses and performances, this premier jazz camp is geared towards intermediate to advanced middle and high school students. Tuition also includes a daily chef-catered lunch & all daytime activities, faculty recital, special mid-week lunch masterclass at the Jazz Corner, and 2 complimentary tickets to the finale performance on July 11th at 2pm. Supervised overnight lodging is also available on a limited basis for students (14+) from outside of the region for an additional $350 at a well-established local hotel.

Hilton Head Jazz Clinic (cancelled for 2020, dates TBD for 2021), recommended for ages 10-14 – Our fifth annual jazz clinic is a combination of private lessons, small combos, with instruction in theory/improv geared towards beginning students beginning their journey into jazz and improvisation.

Hilton Head Jazz Guitar Institute (cancelled for 2020, dates TBD for 2021), recommended for ages 14-18 – This new program is offered as a way for guitarists to have a grasp on how to play jazz in a non competitive setting and improve upon and reading, ensemble playing and improvisation. At least two to three years of playing experience is a pre-requisite for the jazz guitar institute.