How can you become a better bassist? Come to SJW this summer!

We’ve got some of the best bassists in jazz teaching this year, and you can work directly with them! You’ll learn technique, theory, and history, and you’ll get to put it all to work as the bassist in your own small band. You’ll improve more than you ever thought possible, and you’ll have a great time doing it.

Take a look at our amazing bass faculty; click on their names to read their individual bios, and sign up for a summer program now, while we still have space for you.

Jazz Camp Week 1, July 10 – 15

2022 Jazz Camp Week 1 bassists, Jonathan Richards, Ruth Davies, Noah Garabedian

Jonathan Richards (Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, David Foster, Khalid, Toni Braxton
Ruth Davies (Charles Brown, Elvin Bishop, Bonnie Raitt, John Lee Hooker)
Noah Garabedian (Ravi Coltrane, Ralph Alessi)

Jazz Camp Week 2, July 17-22

2022 Jazz Camp Week 2 bassists, Joshua Crumbly, Jayla Chee, Rob Kohler, Josh Thurston-Milgrom

Joshua Crumbly (Terence Blanchard, Kamasi Washington, Stefon Harris)
Jayla Chee (SFJAZZ High School All-Stars, MJF Next Generations Women in Jazz Combo)
Rob Kohler (Ndugu Chancler, Tootie Heath)
Joshua Thurston-Milgrom

Jazz Institute, July 24 – 29

Jazz Institute bassists for 2020, Rufus Reid, Larry Grenadier, Russell Hall, Dave Robaire

Rufus Reid (Dexter Gordon, Kenny Barron, Stan Getz, J. J. Johnson, Lee Konitz)
Larry Grenadier (Brad Mehldau, Pat Metheny, Stan Getz)
Russell Hall (Veronica Swift, Joey Alexander, Emmett Cohen)
Dave Robaire (Wynton Marsalis, Helen Sung, Gilad Hekselman, Joey Alexander)