February-28th-2007, 09:57 AM
Jazz Camps 2007
Artist in Residence - Guitarist Bruce Forman. Bruce's guitar playing was featured in the Clint Eastwood Academy Award winning film "Million Dollar Baby."
Four days of intense classes, workshops, individual instruction for junior and senior high school students 15-20, who desire a concentrated program centering on improvisation, ensemble performance, one-on-one tutoring, sight-reading, and MUCH more. The program is designed for students who are serious about performing in a jazz concert band environment. ADULTS ARE WELCOME! BAND DIRECTORS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND! CONTACT FOR SPECIAL RATE.
Classes will be held in classrooms and the theater of Great Basin College in Elko, Nevada, located 220 miles West of Salt Lake City and 290 miles East of Reno on Interstate 80. Situated at an altitude of 5200 feet, the region is blessed with unbelievable blue skies, fresh air and unsurpassed green scenery….a perfect setting for instruction and music fellowship.
MORE INFORMATION: www.greatbasinjazzcamp.com
March-20th-2007, 08:40 PM
SUMMER VOCAL JAZZ CAMP & CONCERT SERIES AT NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE (Naperville, IL)
The 19th annual Janice Borla Vocal Jazz Camp and “Hot Jazz - 6 Cool Nites” concert series will be presented at North Central College July 20-27, 2007, jointly sponsored by the College’s Jazz Studies Program and the First National Bank of Naperville.
The Janice Borla Vocal Jazz Camp, founded in 1989, provides a unique educational experience for aspiring jazz vocalists in an intensified, week-long course of study and skills development conducted by an outstanding artist faculty of professional performing and recording artists. Cited by Jazziz Magazine as “among the most innovative and dynamic summer jazz educational programs in the country,” the camp has been featured on the PBS national news program “The News Hour with Jim Lehrer,” HDNET-TV, WGN-TV and WTTW Channel 11 Chicago.
The camp’s international reputation draws students from all parts of the U.S. and Canada, Europe and Japan. Participants typically range in age and background from high school and college students to adult professional vocalists and jazz educators. Daily activities include workshops in jazz improvisation, performance styles and techniques and solo performance preparation as well as artist master classes, vocal jazz history and music theory. There are also nightly faculty artist concerts, informal student jam sessions, and a final concert featuring each participant performing with the Staff Rhythm Section.
This year’s camp, July 22-27, is open to all participants from age 14 through adult. Tuition is $575; housing and meals are available for an additional $250. The deadline for enrollment is June 1. Further information is available on the camp’s website, www.janiceborlavocaljazzcamp.org.
A special highlight of the week’s activities is the “Hot Jazz - 6 Cool Nites” evening concert series, featuring nightly performances by the camp faculty artists. The concerts, open to the general public, present various combinations of artists and repertoire each night. Concerts will be held at 8:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, July 20 and 21, and will continue Monday through Thursday, July 23-26 in Heininger Auditorium, Larrance Academic Center, 309 E. School St. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors, and may be reserved by calling (630) 637-5620.
This year’s vocal faculty features three internationally-acclaimed jazz vocalists who each possess extensive resumes as both performing artists and instructors: Winter&Winter recording artist Theo Bleckmann, and Blujazz recording artists Judy Niemack and Janice Borla, founder and director of the camp.
New to the faculty this year is Theo Bleckmann. Based in New York, he has recorded with Meredith Monk, John Hollenbeck and Kirk Nurock. His newly-released CD Las Vegas Rhapsody: The Night They Invented Champagne has garnered him wide critical praise. He is instructor of improvisation at New York University.
Now living in Germany, Judy Niemack divides her time between New York and Europe as both performer and educator. She has recorded with Lee Konitz, Toots Thielemans and Mal Waldron, and her new CD Blue Nights is being released on the Blujazz label. Judy is currently professor at the Hanns Eisler Music School in Berlin, and is the author of the book Hear It and Sing It! Exploring Modal Jazz.
Camp founder Janice Borla has performed with such jazz talents as Clark Terry, Bobby Watson and Gary Bartz. Her current CD From Every Angle (Blujazz) earned her enthusiastic critical acclaim and a 4-star review in DownBeat Magazine. She established the vocal jazz programs at Benedictine University and the Saskatchewan School of the Arts in Canada, and is currently vocal jazz director at North Central College.
In addition to the vocal faculty artists, featured on the camp staff will be jazz trumpeter Art Davis, formerly with the Ray Charles Orchestra, and the camp’s In-Residence Rhythm Section comprised of pianist Dan Haerle, bassist Bob Bowman and drummer Jack Mouse, each an internationally-known jazz artist and clinician. Returning to join the rhythm section for this year’s event will be Belgian guitarist Jeanfrancois Prins.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Community Arts Access Regranting Program, which is funded by the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, and Hinsdale Center for the Arts.
For further information regarding the Janice Borla Vocal Jazz Camp, contact Janice Borla at 630-416-3911, e-mail jborla @aol.com, visit the camp’s website at www.janiceborlavocaljazzcamp.org or write to the camp c/o Department of Music, North Central College, 30 N. Brainard Street, Naperville, Illinois 60540. For further information regarding the “Hot Jazz - 6 Cool Nites” concert series, call 630-637-5620.
March-21st-2007, 12:31 PM
Great CT Jazz Festival Jazz Camp
July 24 - July 27, 2007
The eighth annual TGCTJF Jazz Camp will be held at the Johnson Family's Sunrise Resort in Moodus again. Excitement is building for the whole TGCTJF experience. Whether you're returning or a first-time camper, consider joining us for 2007 and connect with fellow traditional jazz enthusiasts and a hardworking professtional staff.
As always, the campers and staff will pursue jazz harmony and good times through instrument master classes, group rehearsal and "round robin" jam sessions attended by staff and campers alike.
We are offering two tracks for PIANISTS this year: a Jazz Band track and one exclusively for Private Study. Both will have an opportunity to participate in our jam sessions and the Jazz Band track pianists will participate in the end of the week performance. Please be advised Jazz Band track is first come, first served.
We have an excellent staff of musicians to provide instruction and inspiration to all ages and levels of experience. Most of the 2006 staff will be back with some old friends from years past returning.
The 2007 crew is:
Tom Boates - Trombone / Director
John Clark - Clarinet / Co-Director
Ross Petot - Piano
Dave Whitney - Trumpet
Bob Barta - Banjo
Art Hovey - Tuba / Bass
Tes DesPlantes - Drums
Your registration fee includes:
- all Instructional fees
- music and materials
- a 3-day Festival Pass
Your resort reservation includes:
Room or site on location until 11 AM Friday (27th)
(at reduced rate through the camp week)
and meals through lunch on Friday.
April-18th-2007, 06:59 PM
Details of our 2007 Summer Courses at University of Surrey, Guildford. Brochures and application forms can be downloaded from www.mehrclef.com
Week 1: 13-19 August for musicians aged 18+
Nick Weldon – Piano
Jeff Clyne – Bass
Trevor Tomkins – Drums
Dave O’Higgins – Woodwind
Steve Waterman – Brass
Lee Gibson – Vocals
Guest tutors to be confirmed
The vocal section is now full – waiting list only There are only 3 piano places left All other instruments – places available Both standard and en-suite accommodation (1st and 2nd floor) available
Week 2: 20-25 August for 14-18 year olds
Malcolm Edmonstone – Piano
Jeff Clyne – Bass
Trevor Tomkins – Drums
Alan Barnes – Woodwind
Steve Waterman – Brass
Lee Gibson – Vocals
Guest tutors to be confirmed
There are only 3 piano places left
All other instruments and vocals – places available Standard accommodation only
A reminder for those already booked with only deposit paid: Your first instalment is now due.
Other workshops/courses/seminars (Detailed information to follow)
Tutor: Lee Gibson
Wigan Jazz Festival
Singers Weekend, Hythe Imperial Hotel, Hythe, Kent
Tutor: Lee Gibson
16-21 March 2008
Advanced performance and professional development seminar For vocalists and instrumentalists Hythe Imperial Hotel, Hythe, Kent
Sadly Tina May will not be teaching the Easter Seminar in 2008. She has been offered the lead in Kurt Weill’s ‘The Lady In The Dark’ and will start rehearsals in France on 16 March 2008, followed by a tour. What a wonderful opportunity for her and we wish her good luck. Once I have her tour dates I will let you know. I will definitely take a trip to Paris when she is performing there. We are very fortunate to have Norma Winstone taking her place and I look forward to working with her.
We will be happy to list MEhr Cleffers’ gigs on our website if you send details. Please do check our site from time to time for updates as well as UK gigs. I have a couple of interesting gigs in Germany this summer, though I shouldn’t think that any of you would want to take a trip to hear me sing. J
That’s all for today. If you have any questions or queries on any of the above, call me or e-mail me.
Tel +44(0)20 8997 4050
Mob +44(0)7718 424509
Fax +44(0)20 8998 5545
May-14th-2007, 01:19 PM
Interplay Jazz Camp 2007 - Woodstock, Vermont - June 23 – June 29
Interplay students have called Interplay, “...brilliant, a joyous experience, nurturing, humbling and inspiring, unforgettable.” It has changed the lives of many of its participants, including its teachers! Interplay’s mission is to provide an opportunity for musicians of all ages to explore and experience all aspects of the creative process that is integral to the improvisational art of jazz. Interplay’s holistic approach engages students in yoga and meditation, supporting a relaxed physical and mental state as means to enhance creativity. We have grown from 18 students and 7 faculty in 1996 to nearly 100 students and over twenty faculty and teaching assistants.
2007 is Interplay’s 11th Anniversary and this year we will be moving to beautiful Woodstock, VT for the week of June 23 – June 29. We will be having concurrent sessions for beginning/intermediate improvisers, intermediate/advanced improvisers and jazz vocalists. Woodstock, VT, a quaint, historic village in the middle of scenic Vermont, has been called “the prettiest small town in America” and the “quintessential New England village.” For a week in June (June 23 – June 29), Woodstock will be opening its doors and its ears to Interplay Jazz. One will be able to hear concerts, jam sessions, classes on jazz improvisation and jazz history, and view jazz films on the historic Town Hall Theater’s big screen. Students will meet daily to talk about upcoming activities, and then move into the flow of master classes, rehearsals, ear training, jazz theory, yoga, meditation and much more! Local establishments will be hosting evening performances and jam sessions. Several beautiful Bed and Breakfasts, Woodstock Inn & Resort and the Val-Roc Motel will be home to our students for the week (also visit Fred's homepage for more info and lodging alternatives). Special guests include vocalist Sheila Jordan and pianist Kenny Werner. Both Sheila (6/24) and Kenny (6/28) will perform in concert at the Unitarian Church in Woodstock. Interplay students will perform on 6/28 and the Interplay Faculty will perform on 6/29.
On the web:
Interplay 2007 Guest Artists!
Sheila Jordan - Vocalist
Kenny Werner - Piano
Please visit these sites of Interplay Faculty!
Fred Haas - Saxophones/Piano
Gopal and Radha - Yoga/Meditation
Paul Broadnax - Piano/Vocals
Freddie Bryant - Guitar
Armen Donelian - Piano
Jason Ennis - Guitar
Eugene Friesen - Cello / Strings
Bob Hallahan - Piano
Chris Humphrey - Voice
Dena Derose - Voice
Matt Wilson - Drums
For questions or more information contact
Fred Haas, Director
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June-2nd-2007, 05:54 PM
Summer jazz camp planned for Aug. 21 - 24 in Newport
An intensive four day jazz camp for students and adult musicians will be held in Newport from Aug. 21 through Aug. 24. The camp is open to jazz students of all ages who are able to read music and have a basic command of their instrument. Students under age 14 must submit a recommendation from their music teacher with their application. Classes will be held at the Performing Arts Center and will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Pianos are available but, otherwise, students must bring their own instruments.
The camp will kick off on Monday evening, Aug. 20 with a free jazz performance including some of the camp's instructors. Orientation will begin promptly at 9 a.m. on Tuesday. During the four-day camp, students will participate in combos, large and small groups, and attend lectures and discussions.
Tuition for the camp is $300 for students 18 and younger, and $350 for those over 18. Tuition includes all materials and instruction as well as a four day Jazz at Newport Festival pass (valued at $200). Limited scholarships are available - apply early.
A final recital including all students and instructors will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24 at the Performing Arts Center. Also, for the first time in 2007, accommodations will be available for out of town students at a minimal cost. High school and younger students must have an adult chaperone for overnight stays.
For more information or to download an application log on to www.jazzatnewport.org. Applications are available the Performing Arts Center or by calling Claire J. Little at 265-2100.
The 2007 Jazz at Newport Festival will be held on September 6, 7, 8 and 9. See the festival website at www.jazzatnewport.org for information about the artist line up and schedule.
June-25th-2007, 10:37 PM
Latin Jazz Music Camp Presents Free Family Concert in Cleveland, July 10-13
Cleveland, Ohio - The third annual Roberto Ocasio Latin Jazz Music Camp, will be held July 10-13, on the campus of Baldwin-Wallace College (Music Conservatory) in Berea, Ohio, near Cleveland. The three-day program will conclude with a free Latin Jazz concert at 7:00 p.m. on the B-W Campus' Kulas Music Building, Gamble Auditorium, 96 Front St., Berea, OH. The evening will feature multi-Grammy-Award nominee and camp Artist-in-Residence, Bobby Sanabria and student musicians representing Beachwood, Solon, Pepper Pike, Cleveland Heights, Rocky River, Lakewood, Mentor and Lorain. Concert performers will also include professional educators and musicians from The Roberto Ocasio Latin Jazz Project, New York City, and a variety of Caribbean locations. Appropriate for all ages, families are encouraged to bring the kids to this very cool concert.
For information regarding the free concert or camp and Master Class contact Bev Montie, 440.572.2048 or at http://latinjazzproject.com
July-22nd-2007, 09:20 PM
SUMMER JAZZ COURSES
UNIVERSITY OF SURREY, GUILDFORD
INSTRUMENTALISTS AND VOCALISTS
13-19 August 2007 for Musicians aged 18+
20-25 August 2007 for Musicians aged 14-19
Work with and learn from the very best Jazz Tutors in the UK
Nick Weldon - Piano
Malcolm Edmonstone - Piano
Jeff Clyne - Bass
Trevor Tomkins - Drums
Dave O'Higgins - Sax
Alan Barnes - Sax/Woodwind
Steve Waterman - Brass
Mike Outram - Guitar
Lee Gibson - Vocals
Tel 020 8997 4050 / 07718 424509
September-18th-2007, 02:33 AM
Summer Jazz Camps - need suggestions
I'm thinking of spending the summer of 08 in a summer jazz camp, preferably in US.
I've checked some offers, Berklee's got 5&12 week programs (that are quite expensive by any standards I guess).
Is there anything else you'd suggest?
(I'm thirty and teaching sax, so - not a beginner, but feeling a great need to up my playing a few notches)
p.s.: btw, although I'm a long-time lurker, this is my first post (I think).
September-19th-2007, 10:22 AM
Has quit quitting
There are the Jamey Aebersold camps, which are significantly less expensive than the Berklee Camps (I think)
These are usually held on the campus of the University of Louisville in Kentucky.
Listed on the sax faculty for the 2007 summer camp were the following players: Jamey Aebersold, Eric Alexander, Tim Armacost, Tim Aubuchon, Don Braden, Hunt Butler, Gary Campbell, Jim Carroll, Jerry Coker, Paul Demarinis, Greg Fishman, David Kana, Antonio Hart, Tom Meyer, James Moody, Kristy Norter, Bill Overton, Randy Salman, Mike Shannon, Jim Snidero, Mike Tracy, Jerry Tolson, Gene Walker, Tom Walsh, Jack Wilkins, Shelley Yoelin
If you are an advanced player, I would also consider the Dave Liebman camp at East Stroudsberg University in Pennsylvania.
There are many, many other camps, though -- and depending on your location, I am assuming there would be something close to you.
Also, I think both Down Beat and Jazz Times run lists of jazz summer camps at least once a year. That would be a good source of information for you.
Last edited by rollhead; September-19th-2007 at 10:25 AM.
September-19th-2007, 11:20 AM
actually I'm from EU so nothing's really close to me .
But I'll check those out.
I'd prefer to stay longer than 2 or three weeks.
September-27th-2007, 01:43 PM
i've heard great things about both. the jamey camps have more adults involved the berklee camps are more youth oriented. i would tend to favor the jamey camps because there are more high profile players there and they give a 3 hour concert every night with jam sessions lasting into the night. you would get a lot more playing time there. boston is a great place to be for a few weeks in the summer and there is a lot going on outside of the college.
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