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JAM University is an independent music lesson studio located in Yuma, Arizona, offering instruction on guitar, voice, drums, ukulele, bass, and saxophone. 

The Golden Hour 

Tonight we will have an outdoor concert featuring some of our JAM University voice students. The music will commence around 5:00 P.M. under our beautiful Arizona skies at sunset. Bring your own chair/blanket and enjoy an evening of music by some very talented young musicians!

Here is a list of the performers (tentative order):

  • Lila
  • Grace
  • Kianna
  • Faith
  • Aubrey
  • Emeli
  • Gracie
  • Amorette
  • Ayanna
  • Summer
  • Nina
  • Maddie
  • Mia
  • Malaya
  • Kylie

Band: Jason (guitar) and Elle (keys/sax) Arviso, Tab Wilcox (drums), Nina Hook (guitar), and Isabella Olin (bass).

All are welcome to join us! FREE! 13384 S Avenue 4 1/2 E, Yuma AZ 85365. Follow homemade signs to parking.

Play It Forward 

We're honored and excited to participate at the Play It Forward event by the Arizona Children's Association (AzCA) on October 27th at the Yuma Country Club. This is a family-friendly concert that will include our JAM U Band "Lunes" as well as GWYNN, Wildflowers and The Twits. The event will go on from 3:00-7:00 P.M. with plenty of fun activities for the entire family! Click on our "Shows" link and look for "Play It Forward" for tickets. There's still time. Hope to see you there!

 

Guest Artist: Camden West 

We had a great time with Camden West. He is such a talented young musician...and a great person. We were blown away by his performance and generosity in graciously sharing the stage with our students. For those who attended, don't forget you can join the mailing list on his website to find out all about his music, merch and where he'll be next. Also, remember to pass the word around that these events are always open to the community at large, not just our students. Let's discover more new artists/music together!

"Energy" by Camden West with JAM University guitar students.

Camden West: Innocence In May 

Join us for an intimate performance by Camden West on October 7th at 7:00 P.M. with opening act, GWYNN. At the Yuma Civic Center (West Wing). Thanks in part to our sponsors, KOFA Border Radio and Country Club RV.

  • Date: Monday, October 7th, 2019
  • Time: 7:00 P.M.
  • Address: 1440 W Desert Hills Dr. Yuma, AZ.
  • Tickets: $10 general $5 student (cash only at the door)

 

 

 

CONCERT ALERT! 

Join us for an intimate performance by Pop/Folk/Rock recording artist Camden West. The event will be held on October 7th at the Yuma Civic Center (west wing), starting at 7:00 P.M. with opening act, GWYNN.

Las Vegas and Nashville based Camden West is currently working on his third studio recorded body of work. He writes music that is inspired by his life, the life of others around him and world events. He accredits his style to his childhood influences who have been The Rolling Stones, John Mayer, and Eric Clapton. 

Camden has released one studio album titled, “Outside The Lines”, an EP titled “The Space Between” and multiple singles which can be listened to and downloaded on all music streaming services. Camden has traveled and performed throughout the United States, Europe and now Africa and has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with acts such as The American Authors, Aaron Carter, Son Little, Jake Miller and more. 

HUGE THANKS to our awesome sponsors, KOFA Border Radio and Country Club RV

Mark your calendars! Monday, October 7th, 2019. 7:00 P.M. at the Yuma Civic Center (West Wing). Doors open at 6:30 P.M. Seats are limited. Purchase your tickets below.

 

 

Playing It Forward 

We've been invited to perform at the Play It Forward event by the Arizona's Children Association on October 27th, 2019 at the Yuma Country Club. This is a family-friendly concert and we are excited to be included in the lineup which will also include  The Twits, Wildflowers (Fatih & Grace), and more! For more information and to purchase your tickets, please visit: Play It Forward

There will be:

3 Live Shows 
Putting Contest 
Face Painting 
Work Out with CaedoFit 
Cotton Candy 
Popcorn 
Hot Dogs & Hamburgers 
AND MUCH MORE!

The fun starts at 3:00 P.M. Hope to see you there!

heading downtown 

We are SO excited to bring our JAM U Bands to one of the coolest hangouts downtown, the Northend Coffeehouse, and we want YOU to join us! Get yourself a cup of joe, a scone or a delicious bagel, find a cozy seat and enjoy an acoustic music show by some pretty cool Yuma kids. Saturday, August 10th, from 7-9 P.M. Show up early because we are totally going for a packed house! :) 

A little piece of Nashville: GWYNN 

GWYNN had an exceptional time in Nashville! Please go follow them on social media (Gwynn sisters) so you can hear first hand of their experiences. From our point of view as their teachers/mentors/friends/fans, we are very proud of all of their hard work! Both in preparing for this trip, during which they had the opportunity to record 3 of their original songs, as well as perform on the famous Broadway strip. They made a lot of fans along the way and even squeezed in a little time to hear and see some of what the Music City has to offer. Great job, GWYNN! 

JAM U Bands in Concert 

Happy Mother's Day! We have some pretty awesome musicians in the making around here and their mothers definitely rock. We'd like to wish them and all moms out there a wonderful day!

 

 

This week we have a concert featuring our JAM U Bands. The tentative line-up will be:

  • GWYNN
  • Bloom
  • Monday Night
  • The Element

Join us at the Yuma Civic Center (East Room) on Thursday, May 16th, at 7:00 P.M. The concert is free but donations are much appreciated.

Previous events

Voice Studio Showcase

Waters Family, 13384 S Avenue 4 1/2 E, Yuma

Taking advantage of the beautiful evening temps (finally!), we will have an outdoor concert featuring some of our JAM U voice students, under the direction of Elle Arviso. This is a free event. Bring your own chair/blanket.

Play It Forward

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Yuma Country Club, 3150 S Fortuna Avenue, Yuma

We've been invited to perform at the Play It Forward event by the Arizona's Children Association on October 27th, 2019 at the Yuma Country Club. This is a family-friendly concert and we are excited to be included in the lineup which will also include The Twits, Wildflowers (Fatih & Grace), and more!

Bridget's Gift Western Dance & BBQ

Cocopah Casino, 15318 S Avenue B, Somerton

COME JOIN US FOR A NIGHT OF BIG FUN AND AMAZING MUSIC! Help us help our Yuma friends who are fighting breast cancer! Tickets for our Pink Fest on October 19th, featuring JUSTIN MOORE with special guest COFFEY ANDERSON, are now available to purchase at BOOT BARN! $60.00 each. Includes a fabulous tri-tip dinner and a full evening of amazing music and entertainment! 2 and under are free. Locals acts, Downtime and GWYNN.

Guest Artist: Camden West

Yuma Civic Center, 1440 W Desert Hills Drive, Yuma

Sponsored by KOFA Border Radio and Country Club RV, JAM University invites you to an intimate performance by Pop/Folk/Rock recording artist Camden West. "As a classically trained blues style guitar player, he writes music that is inspired by his life, the life of others and world events. He accredits his style to his childhood influences who have been The Rolling Stones, John Mayer, Eric Clapton, and Keith Urban. Based in Las Vegas and Nashville, Camden strives to spread his vision of hope, peace and love through his music and lyric imagery."

Live Concert to Benefit Kids at Hope

Colorado River State Historic Park, 201 N 4th Avenue, Yuma

Featuring Big Mountain, Creedence Clearwater Relived, GWYNN and Don't Stop Believin' Tribute to Journey! Gates open at 4 PM Tickets are on sale at the Yuma Visitors Information Center or get your tickets online! $25 General Admission - Kids 5 and under Free

JAM U Bands @Lutes Casino

Lutes Casino, 221 S Main, Yuma

And we're back! Lutes Casino is an iconic place in Downtown Yuma and we are always excited to perform there. Join us for food, games, and lots of music! All of our JAM U Bands will perform from 7-9.

JAM University

Yuma Golf & Country Club, 3150 S Fortuna Ave, Yuma

Arizona’s Children Association (AzCA) is teaming up with The Twits, Wildflowers and Jam University for a family-friendly concert fundraiser. Funds raised from this exciting event will benefit the children and families served by AzCA in Yuma.

There will be a silent auction/raffle, including a brand new Fender guitar donated by The Twits!

Event Starts at 3:00 P.M. Tickets for purchase online.

The Lutes Summer Jazz Series

Lutes Casino, 221 S Main, Yuma

"Great live jazz keeps summer evenings cool in Yuma’s most iconic eatery Lutes Casino, 221 S Main Street 928-782-2192." Visit www.yumajazz.com for more info.

On this night, JAM U student Maddie Waters, will make a guest appearance with the Yuma Jazz Co. Quartet.

Apr27

JAM U Bands: Live Stream

JAM University Page

Visit www.facebook.com/jamuniversity on day of event to view livestream of JAM U Bands.

Feb28

JAM University: Senior Night Concert!

Yuma Civic Center, 1440 W Desert Hills Drive, Yuma

First ever JAM U Senior Night Concert! Featuring Mallory Lemmon (Cibola H.S.), Leilani Lopez (San Luis H.S.), Alexandra Olin (Cibola H.S.) and Taylor Quinn (Cibola H.S.). It'll be a fun night of loud, fun, party music! Join us! FREE!

Feb22

Jazz Nights @Julieanna's

Julieanna's Patio Cafe, 1951 W 25th Street, Yuma

JAM U Directors Jason & Elle's last performance at Julieanna's for the season. During their intermission, Kurtis Koogle will be performing some of his favorite covers. Jazz Nights at Julieanna's is always a special-feel evening with great food, beautiful surroundings and music for the soul. Visit yumajazz.com for additional info. on the remainder of the series. Reservations at 928.317.1961.

Feb14

Village Jazz Series

Yuma Palms Mall, 1305 Yuma Palms Pkwy, Yuma

"The free and open to the public Village Jazz Series is back in the Village Area of Yuma Palms Regional Center, 305 S Yuma Palms Pkwy, for its 13th season!" On February 14th, local favorites Jason & Elle return with special guests JAM University students Alexandra Olin and Leilani Lopez.

Dec21

JAM University @The Yuma Landing

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Yuma Landing Restaurant & Bar, 195 S 4th Avenue, Yuma

Come have a Christmas party with us @The Yuma Landing! JAM U Bands, family and friends, we are always grateful for the music we get to make with and for each other. Let's celebrate! Great food, service, casual atmosphere. JAM U loves the Yuma Landing. :)

JAM U Video Stream

www.facebook.com/jamuniversity

Visit www.facebook.com/jamuniversity for video stream: featuring Avery Watley, Kurtis Koogle and JAM U Bands. Happy Thanksgiving!

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