The OUSD Summer Jazz Camp Canceled for Summer of 2020 


    After much discussion we have decided to cancel Jazz Camp this summer. We considered the safety of students, families, and our teachers as well as considered the overall quality Jazz Camp experience we have come to expect. We will be back post pandemic with a great staff of OUSD music teachers, college interns, high school mentors ready to serve our middle school music students. Please check out these jazz learning resources to help you on your way to learning this incredible genre of music. 

    Jazz Learning Resources


    See you when Jazz Camp returns the summer of 2021


    Randy Porter & Phil Rydeen








    BBQ Pot-luck/Performance Friday June 19 at 3:00 PM - We need your help!

    We are looking forward to the final performance and showcasing all the hard work our students have been putting in this summer to gain new music skills and learn about this all American art from: Jazz. 


    Please help us by signing up for the pot-luck. 





    Sample Daily Schedule:

    8:00-8:30 Breakfast (provided)

    8:30-9:20 Community sing

    9:25-10:15 Big Band Jazz


    10:30-11:20 Movement & Dance

    11:25-12:15 Jazz combos (small groups)

    Lunch (provided)

    12:55-1:45 Workshops - presentations, guest performances, and master classes

    1:50-2:40 Big Band Jazz once again

    2:40 - Student pickup (for regular day)



    In the weeks preceding camp it will be a good idea to be playing, practicing, and listening.  The more  you are practicing the better the experience will be.   You also might want to check out some of the amazing jazz offerings on YouTube - search for Lee Morgan, Art Blakey, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, or any of your favorite jazz musicians.


    For questions please email randy.porter@ousd.org or fillmore.rydeen@ousd.org

    or call: 510-685-4907 or 510-842-7850

    We look forward to seeing you there!


    Randy Porter, Lead Teacher Jazz Summer Camp

    Phil Rydeen, Principal Jazz Summer Camp




Last Modified on April 29, 2020