The OUSD Summer Jazz Camp will be held July 1-12, 2019*

    Roosevelt Middle School

    1926 East 19th Street, Oakland, CA 94606




    We are looking forward to another exciting summer Jazz Camp. The teachers are planning an exciting 2 week program that will help students grow as musicians, artists all while having fun with students from around the city. Students will have the opportunity to perform on their instruments, sing together, engage in physical movement, as we explore the genre of jazz throughout the day. We will end our time together with a Jazz Extravaganza featuring all of our students our last day, Friday July 12 at 3:00 in the afternoon.  Please plan on attending. 

    * Please note: that on July 4, the Summer Jazz Camp will not be in session.


    Registration is closed, click here to add your student to the waitlist 





    BBQ Pot-luck/Performance Friday July 12 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. Sign up page





    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 May 28, 2019