Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

                 
California Jazz Conservatory
2040 Addison Street
Berkeley CA 94704  
510-845-5373

VISION

The California Jazz Conservatory aspires to be an internationally recognized preeminent music conservatory dedicated to the study and performance of jazz and related styles of music from throughout the world. The institution educates future genera­tions to sustain the jazz art form.

MISSION

The California Jazz Conservatory is a music conservatory provid­ing a dynamic community of students, artists, educators, scholars and audiences with a forum to study, perform, teach, research, appreciate and enjoy jazz and related styles of music from throughout the world. Comprising two distinct education programs, the California Jazz Conservatory, a postsecondary degree-granting program, and the Jazzschool Community Music School, a non-degree-granting community education program, the institution honors the contributions of past masters and promotes artistic innovation, bring­ing together a diverse music community to de­velop practical skills, acquire artistic sensibility, realize creative potential and find artistic voice.
https://cjc.edu/

Upcoming Events:
Tuesday, August 6 2019 7:30 PM
The California Jazz Conservatory's Way Out West concert series presents an evening with New Zombies, performing one long set of original instrumental compositions. The Way Out West series provides composer-performers from the Bay Area and beyond with a showcase for forward-looking original work in jazz and related genres.

Cory Wright – tenor sax
Aaron Bennett – tenor sax
Michael Zelner – alto sax
Dan Plonsey – baritone sax
John Shiurba – guitar
Randy Porter – guitar
Lynn Murdock – keyboards
Steve Lew – bass
Suki O’Kane – percussion
Jason Levis – drums
with special guest:
Michaelle Goerlitz – percussion

About New Zombies:
Emerging from the Bay Area experimental new music scene, New Zombies is an 11-piece band playing original pieces by Dan Plonsey, influenced by Afrobeat, Afropop, highlife, reggae, and other energetic world music. The band draws its name from Fela Kuti’s landmark album Zombie; its musical inspirations include Fela, King Sunny Ade, James Brown, and Sun Ra, creating a new sound that takes international dance music in adventurous directions. Fronted by four saxes and propelled by a dynamic rhythm section, the group features musicians who can be heard regularly performing some of the Bay Area’s most creative new music.  More...