Jazz Jam! Camp
Spring Mini Session Available!
Introducing our weekly "Jazz Jam! 'Mini'" program – a blast of fun where we'll spice up improvisation, music theory, and those awesome 'jazz jammin' skills. Young maestros, get ready to let your creativity soar and your confidence shine in this ultimate musical playground!
Dates: Mondays, January 29th – March 4th
6pm-8pm @ St Laurence Church 8245 W Chester Pike, Upper Darby, PA 19018
For 5th-8th graders, or at least 2 years of experience
Performance at Sellers Library for Jazz After Hours March 9th @ 4pm!
**All classes are prorated until Feb. 13th — come out and give it a try!
JAZZ JAM! CAMP
Get ready to swing into the groovy world of Jazz Jam! We’ve got the maestro himself, Upper Darby’s own Hiruy Tirfe, back in action as the Camp Director, bringing his sizzling “Recipe for Jazz” designed specifically for young players. And guess what? We’ve got some stellar new talents joining our staff to make this jazz journey even more awesome!
Unlock the secrets of jazz with a dash of transpositions, a sprinkle of improvisation, and a generous serving of composition. Dive into combos guided by the crème de la crème of jazz players from the vibrant Philadelphia scene. Young musicians get ready to absorb the ingredients of swing, funk, and ballads, all while discovering how the pros communicate musically – without saying a word!
Join us for a Jazz Jam that’s not just a camp; it’s a musical adventure where notes come to life, and rhythms speak louder than words. Let’s cook up some jazz magic together!
For Elementary and Middle School Band students who have 2 years of experience on their instrument.
Meet Hiruy Tirfe: the Mastermind behind the Magic at Jazz Jam! Camp – our Extraordinary Camp Director!
Hailing from the vibrant city of Philadelphia and raised in Upper Darby, Hiruy Tirfe is not just a saxophonist; he’s a musical force to be reckoned with. At the youthful age of 25, Tirfe has graced the stage with a diverse array of artists, from The Roots and Solange Knowles to Patti LaBelle and beyond. As a former protégé of Upper Darby’s MusicMan, Brad Schoener, Tirfe’s musical journey has been nothing short of spectacular.
His list of accolades includes being a two-time “Outstanding Soloist” winner at the Next Generation Jazz Festival in 2016 and 2017. Tirfe has left his musical imprint on iconic venues such as Radio City Music Hall, Made In America Festival, AfroPunk Festival, and the John F. Kennedy Center, just to name a few.
When he’s not setting stages ablaze, Tirfe can be found in the studio, collaborating with various artists and bands. A graduate with a Bachelor’s in Saxophone Performance and a minor in music education from the University of the Arts in 2017, Tirfe took it up a notch by securing his Masters Degree in Music Education from the same institution in 2018.
Don’t miss Tirfe’s Debut Album release – 10,000 hours – on January 25, 2024! To experience the captivating artistry of Hiruy Tirfe, make sure to catch him live at one of his upcoming shows. For updates click on the “Live Events” tab on the top of this page for following him on Instagram by clicking HERE!
With Tirfe at the helm, Jazz Jam! Camp is not just a camp; it’s a musical odyssey led by a saxophone virtuoso who’s been there, done that, and is ready to share the jazz vibes with the next generation of music maestros! 🎷🎵
Jazz Jam! Camp Dates and Location
Dates: July 8-12, 2024
Camp starts at 9am-3pm in person.
**Tentative Finale Concert: Friday June 12th @2pm
**Tentative Delco Jazz Jam! Performance: Saturday June 13th
Location: Drexel Hill Middle School – 3001 State Rd, Drexel Hill, PA 19026
In-District Fee: $199.00
Out-of-District Fee: $250.00
*Sibling Discount added at checkout*
Campers must bring their own lunch each day.
For Elementary and Middle School Band students who have 2 years of experience on their instrument. Electric Bass/Guitar are welcomed!
If you have any questions about the registration form or the best choices for your child, please email [email protected]. We would be glad to help!