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Jazz Improv 2023

Grades 9-College
Sunday, June 25-Saturday July 1- 7 days 
Price $900


We are extending our discounts- please help spread the word!

10% off until May 31st 
5% off until June 13th

Work on effectively creating melodic lines for a given chord structure. 

Open to All instruments.

This session will focus on learning how to play jazz tunes in many styles, with effective strategies for soloing. An extensive jazz background is not required, however basic knowledge of the major scales is recommended. Varying levels of experience will be accommodated; campers will be able to work at their level and progress from there.

Our music staff is made up of professional performers and educators.

Dorms are supervised by 1-2 live-in adult staff members for each sleeping area, and all other camp activities are supervised by additional staff at a ratio of 1 to 12.

Campers are involved with activity leadership and planning.


Objectives for all Arrowbear sessions include:

-Preparing an impressive final concert that involves the whole camp.

-Ending the session with all camp participants knowing, respecting, and supporting each other.


Our methods to reach these goals incorporate:

-An age appropriate session structure.

-Filling our non-musical time with interactive group experiences to help widespread bonding of campers.

-Intercepting ridicule.

-Activities designed to build acceptance and affectionate regard where no one is left out.  

-Supporting the entire camp session becoming friends.

-Encouraging stewardship of our natural surroundings.

2023 Music Staff

Doug Carter

Pianist, keyboardist, composer, educator

Jimmy Emerzian

Saxophonist, Composer, Arranger, Educator


Jacob Wendt
Drummer, Composer, Arranger, Educator

Past Music Staff Has included:

Chris Stevens

Percussionist, Educator at Long Beach Polytechnic High School in Jazz, Music Theory, and Marching Band, Past President of California Alliance for Jazz

Drew Zaremba

Composer, saxophones

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