Jazz Camp closing soon

This summer’s Jazz camp is close to closing for new registrations; We can accept late registrations until 30 December, 2014 or the camp is full, whichever comes first. To sweeten the deal, and make signing up a little easier, we’ve waived the PayPal surcharge. Register now online.

We’ve put together a high-powered faculty of great musicians to teach at this camp. One aspect of our camp that we are really proud of is that we work hard to get excellent musicians who are also great teachers. Sure, campers want to hear them play, but people at jazz camp also want to learn, and that takes talented teachers.

John Morrison, drummer, band leader, and inspirational jazz education icon is once again musical director and will work with the drummers and percussionists.

We are excited to have a new member on the faculty  this year, with  Josh Quinlan from the USA joining Graeme Lyall working with the sax and woodwinds. (Dr) Josh is an outstanding player with a long and successful teaching CV. His teaching credits  include University of Colorado

Josh Quinlan

Dr Josh Quinlan

Boulder; Telluride Jazz Celebration: All Star Program Co-Director; and Denver School of the Arts: Practicing Artist in Jazz, Jazz Camp Founder and Organizer. Graeme Lyall is another icon of Australian jazz and Australian jazz education who is head of the Generations In Jazz Academy in Mt Gambier, South Australia.

Libor Smoldas, the extraordinary guitarist from Prague in the Czech Republic will be back, and so will the indefatigable trumpeter Eric Dunan. The wonderful American trumpeter Bob Montgomery will also be visiting us this year. It has been  few years since we’ve seen him and it will be terrific to have him back again.

Others on the faculty will be bassist Abel Cross, pianist Nick Southcott, guitarist Saul Richardson, and trombonist TBA.

During the camp we will also be holding auditions for a big band tour of the USA and Caribbean in 2016!

Whatever a student’s level, they can expect to learn a lot, have a lot of fun, be inspired, make great friends (and contacts!), and leave tired but energized for the year of music ahead.

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