JazzWire

Maryland Summer Jazz & Jazz Wire: The Most Forward-Thinking Jazz Camp On Earth

Over the past 16 years, what we hear most at the end of camp is “I wish I knew at the beginning of MSJ what I know now. I’d be so much further ahead!” We’ve taken that sentiment to heart, and have created an amazing wholistic experience that begins well before you arrive at camp, and continues long after.

Jazz Wire is an online, global community for adult jazz students, with hundreds of members from over 25 different counties. All musicians attending MSJ are Jazz Wire members, so your experience with us is unlike that of any other camp or workshop in the world.

Once you join Jazz Wire, you’ll receive a personalized Practice Plan and Playing Evaluation, which allows you to spend the months leading up to Maryland Summer Jazz 2020 digging deeper into the song selections. You’ll be better prepared, more relaxed and confident, and you’ll have met ALL of your Maryland Summer Jazz campers in advance. You will show up on the first day of MSJ, meeting friends who you’ve known on Jazz Wire for many weeks and months! Jazz Wire is a subscription-based educational experience - your time on Jazz Wire will be the best investment you ever made in yourself and your playing. Find out more on the Workshop Information page.
  • TUESDAY, JULY 14, 2020Session 1 Opening Concert - MSJ Faculty at Blues Alley: July 14

    MSJ Kickoff Concert at Blues Alley in Washington DC! 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007. Shows at 8pm and 10pm, with Jeff Antoniuk and MSJ Faculty. *ARRIVE EARLY*
  • WEDNESDAY - SATURDAY, July 15-18, 2020MSJ Session 1: July 15-18, 2020

    Session 1: FOUR days of Maryland Summer Jazz, Adult Jazz Camp, at Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Rd, Rockville, MD 20852.
  • WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 2020After Hours Jam Session: Wed, July 15

    Optional Jam Session from 5:45-7pm, open to all participants, at the camp location: Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda, MD 20852.
  • THURSDAY, JULY 16, 2020After Hours Jam Session: Thurs, July 16

    Optional Jam Session, 7 - 9:30 PM, at Cooper's Mill Restaurant, 5151 Pooks Hill Rd, Bethesda, MD 20814.
  • FRIDAY, JULY 17, 2020Faculty Concert, Jam Session/Party: Fri, July 17th

    MSJ Faculty Concert & Party, 7 - 9:30 PM, at Cooper's Mill Restaurant, 5151 Pooks Hill Rd, Bethesda, MD 20814.
  • SATURDAY, JULY 18, 2020Session 1 Final Participant Concert! - Sat, July 18

    Our participants all take the stage at 5:30pm. Have your friends and family come out to this wrap-up concert to hear you and your band strut your stuff! At Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda, MD 20852.
  • TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2020Session 2 Opening Concert - MSJ Faculty at Blues Alley: July 21

    Session 2 Kickoff Concert at Blues Alley in Washington DC! 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007. Shows at 8pm and 10pm. Headliners: The 3Divas (Sherrie Maricle, Amy Shook, Jackie Warren), and special guests! *ARRIVE EARLY*
  • WEDNESDAY - SATURDAY, July 22-25, 2020MSJ Session 2: July 22-25, 2020

    Session 2: FOUR days of Maryland Summer Jazz, Adult Jazz Camp, at Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Rd, Rockville, MD 20852.
  • WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 2020After Hours Jam Session: Wed, July 22

    Optional Jam Session from 5:45-7pm, open to all participants, at the camp location: Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda, MD 20852.
  • THURSDAY, JULY 23, 2020After Hours Jam Session: Thurs, July 23

    Optional Jam Session, 7 - 9:30 PM at Cooper's Mill Restaurant, 5151 Pooks Hill Rd, Bethesda, MD 20814.
  • FRIDAY, JULY 24, 2020Faculty Concert, Jam Session/Party: Fri, July 24

    MSJ Faculty Concert & Party, 7 - 9:30 PM at Cooper's Mill Restaurant, 5151 Pooks Hill Rd, Bethesda, MD 20814.
  • SATURDAY, JULY 25, 2020Session 2 Final Participant Concert! - Sat, July 25

    Our participants all take the stage at 5:30pm. Have your friends and family come out to this wrap-up concert to hear you and your band strut your stuff! At Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda, MD 20852.
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Visit Washington, D.C.!

Maryland Summer Jazz is held in Rockville, Maryland, just a few miles from Washington, DC. Many MSJ participants travel from around the country and around the world to play some jazz with us, and have a stellar family vacation. You’ll attend our concerts, jam sessions, and nightly “hang-outs,” and have time before or after MSJ to visit some of the great museums and national attractions that DC is famous for. Area residents commute to Maryland Summer Jazz, while out-of-towners stay at nearby hotels. Attend both sessions of MSJ, and spend a few of the "in-between" days exploring one of the greatest cities in North America.
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