We’re excited to offer a range of new courses at the Jazzschool this summer!
With a variety of ensembles, you can play the music of jazz masters Charlie Parker, Lee Morgan, Thelonious Monk, Joe Henderson, Wayne Shorter, Charles Mingus and Dave Brubeck. Or, study Latin jazz with David Pinto, Brazilian jazz with Marcos Silva, jazz funk with bassist Marc van Wageningen and soul jazz with saxophonist Howard Wiley. We always offer opportunities for you to play in an ensemble for the very first time.
We’re pleased to debut a new course called “The Basics: Music Theory and Fretboard Knowledge for Guitar.” This course is for guitarists who want to play jazz but haven’t yet formally studied the instrument. (It’s excellent preparation for those who will take the Jazz Guitar 1 course with Mimi Fox this fall.) We also have a new introductory level Acoustic Blues Guitar course covering the basics of slide guitar and open tuning (e.g., Muddy Waters and Robert Johnson).
This summer’s Guitar Intensive, directed by Mimi Fox, features Concord recording artist Howard Alden. Meanwhile, our weeklong Vocal Intensive is led by Laurie Antonioli and features the Grammy-nominated song stylist Theo Bleckmann!
The Jazzschool workshop series welcomes fantastic visiting artists including Scotty Barnhart (trumpeter with the Count Basie Orchestra), the great drummer Clayton Cameron (Tony Bennett), percussion master John Santos, and guitar virtuoso John Stowell, among many others. Young Musicians are invited to join one of our summer camps, including the Jazzschool Summer Youth Program, the High School Jazz Intensive, and the Girls’ Jazz and Blues Camp.
At the Jazzschool, there is truly something for everyone!
Director, Jazzschool Community Music School