Cancel prior to 2 weeks before 1st day of PJO Jazz Jump Start 

   - 100% refund
   Cancel within 2 weeks of 1st day of PJO Jazz Jump Start  

   - $100 cancelation fee, rest of money will be refunded.

   Cancel after PJO Jazz Jump Start begins 

   - No refund

JAZZ JUMP START WEEK #1: July 12th - 16th

JAZZ JUMP START WEEK #2: August 9th - 13th


PJO Jazz Jump Start Week #1:  Sunday, June 26th - Thursday, June 30th

PJO Jazz Jump Start Week #2:  Monday, August 1st - Friday, August 5th

Location & Dates

PJO Jazz Jump Start Sessions will be held at the Princeton Charter School located at:  100 Bunn Drive, Princeton, NJ 08540


Typical Day at PJO Jazz Jump Start

8:30am - 12:30pm

   8:30 - Camp begins (Warm-ups) Small Group Sectionals

   9:30 - Break #1

   9:45 - History/Guest Clinician

   10:45 - Break #2

   11:00 - Large Group Rehearsals & Sectionals

   12:30 - Camp ends

We are pleased to announce that PJO JAZZ JUMP START will return this summer to in-person instruction.  To do so, we will be following the following COVID-19 protocols:

  • Temperature check prior to entering the Princeton Charter School facility each morning.
  • CDC Social Distance guidelines will be followed.
  • Face masks must be worn at all times with the exception of playing your instrument in your designated seat and eating lunch (socially-distanced) and preferably outdoors (weather permitting).

Please note that in an effort to return to a somewhat normal music rehearsal/performing experience, we will not be using bags for the instruments or special face masks during playing, however we will be following social distance guidelines and taking ventilation breaks.

The Philadelphia Jazz Orchestra will be hosting their 16th year of educational jazz camps and workshops.  Throughout the past several years, we have received many requests for programs geared towards younger musicians as an introduction to playing jazz.   Five years ago we decided to launch "PJO Jazz Jump Start" for students entering grades 4-7.  We were extremely excited with the experience provided and are looking forward to offering this program again this summer!

This program is geared towards the education of instrumental students entering grades 4 through 7 regardless of their ability level.  PJO Jazz Jump Start Week consist of large ensemble instruction, small group lessons, theory, and jazz history.  PJO Jazz Jump Start is about learning and having fun.  Tuition for PJO Jazz Jump Start is only $450 for one week or $700 for both weeks.  PJO Jazz Jump Start Weeks are entirely independent of each other and students will learn different music each week.

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