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James Brown Academy of Musik Pupils (J.A.M.P.) is a Musical, instrumental, initiative year-round hub designed for the youth to discover their musical ability to “Staying on the Good Foot.” Founder Deanna Brown-Thomas, daughter of the Late “Godfather of Soul” collaborated with various educational consultants and music educators across the country to form this awesome melodic, educational academy. Headquartered in Augusta, Georgia— the stomping grounds to the Late James Brown, the hardest-working man in the business— J.A.M.P. is a non-profit musical village that operates solely on small grants, donations and tuition. J.A.M.P’s intentions are to motivate, educate and inspire children through the universal language of music and enrich their hidden musical abilities.
Saturday JAMP Sessions are in full swing! Check out the dates on the JAMP page.
It’s official Summer Session have been anounced! Our scholarships are available for students on a first come, first serve basis.
Download all essential J.A.M.P. documents such as applications, calendar, and more.
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The James Brown Family Historical Tour
The James Brown Family Historical Tour run once a week on Saturdays from 11 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. The tour begins at the Augusta Museum of History. Along with a guide, the bus tour visit sites that are significant to the history of James Brown growing up and living in Augusta.
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THANK YOU TO ALL
Cedric The Entertainer
“So awesome to have had you (Deanna) and the students of J.A.M.P. on set. Keep up the great work!”
Reverend Al Sharpton
“J.A.M.P. (James Brown Academy of Musik Pupils) is to me is the music legacy of James Brown.”