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2016 ONLINE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.
THANK YOUR FOR AN AMAZING TWO WEEKS OF JAZZ!
INFORMATION FOR 2017 WILL BE POSTED AS SOON AS IT'S AVAILABLE.

2016 Summer Jazz Workshops Wrap-Up

CalendarAugust 18, 2016    |  Authorby Jamey Aebersold    |  CommentsNo Comments
2016 Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshops Wrap-Up

Well, the jazz camps are over and I don’t know about you, but I’ve been practicing and listening ever since I left camp. I’ve got several things under control that I didn’t have before camp and that’s good. I didn’t fill out the “letter to myself” on the last Friday because I’ve always got one in my mind about what to do next.

I thought everything went well at both weeks of jazz camp and the special guests were spectacular. I’m sure you agree. Next year, I hope to have similar guest’s artists to enhance your jazz experience. One thing I did notice was that each guest was very open, friendly and seemed to thoroughly enjoy playing for you as well as being in our SPECIAL JAZZ environment. They play all the time for jazz audiences but our camp listeners have EARS and that makes a big difference when performing. They want to play their very best for you.

Next year, 2017, our jazz camp dates will be:

  • July 1 & 2 two-day workshops
    (Jamey’s Seminar & Rhythm Section Workshop)
  • July 2 begins the first week. Ends on July 7
  • July 8 & 9 two-day workshop (Rhythm Section Workshop)
  • July 9 begins the second week. Ends on July 14

If you haven’t already started thinking of the notes of scales and chords using numbers, “Now’s the Time!” Also, memorizing the keyboard one octave can really help in identifying chords and intervals. It shortens the thought process and gives you correct answers quickly.

Do you recall me asking for a volunteer at each of the 10am sessions in the big auditorium? And the marvelous scat singing that each person sang while I accompanied them on piano… I sincerely hope you realize that YOUR music lies within you and that what you learned at jazz camp will help bring it to the surface and right out your instrument or your voice. You have to get the instrument under control or you’ll never hear the REAL YOU. There’s just nothing quite like making music … your own music.

Thanks for attending and we look forward to seeing and hearing you next year – that is, the new and improved musical YOU.

– Jamey

2016 Faculty Concert Schedule – Week “B”

CalendarJuly 11, 2016    |  Authorby Jason Lindsey    |  CommentsNo Comments

Sunday

Group 1
Jamey Aebersold
Pat Harbison
Tyrone Wheeler
Jonathan Higgins
Steve Allee

Group 2
Bobby Shew
Rick Simerly
Andy LaVerne
Dick Sisto
John Goldsby
Colby Inzer

Group 3
Jim Snidero
Corey Christiansen
Rufus Reid
Jason Tiemann

Monday

Group 1
Shelley Yoelin
Tim Coffman
Rich Armandi
Ansyn Banks
Zvonimir Tot
Steve Barnes

Group 2
Jim Ketch
Jack Wilkins
Sara Caswell
Todd Hildreth
Tyrone Wheeler
Colby Inzer

Group 3
Jim Rotondi
Steve Davis
Bobby Floyd
Dave Stryker
John Goldsby
Jason Tiemann

Tuesday

Group 1
David Kana
Jim Carroll
Mike Di Liddo
Bob Sinicrope
Jonathan Higgins

Group 2
All Piano Faculty
“My Foolish Heart”

Group 3
Chris Potter
Phil DeGreg
Andy LaVerne
Rufus Reid
John Goldsby
Carl Allen

Wednesday

Group 1
Dan Haerle
Tom Walsh
Corey Christiansen
Chris Fitzgerald
Steve Barnes

Group 2
Hunt Butler
Randy Salman
Craig Wagner
JB Dyas
Jonathan Higgins

Group 3
David Liebman
Steve Allee
Rufus Reid
Carl Allen

Thursday

Group 1
Dan Haerle
Mike Tracy
Sara Caswell
David Friesen
Colby Inzer

Group 2
Bobby Shew
Jamey Aebersold
Bobby Floyd (Organ)
Corey Christiansen
Steve Barnes

Group 3
Jim Rotondi
Jim Snidero
Steve Davis
Phil DeGreg
Dave Stryker
Tyrone Wheeler
Jason Tiemann

2016 Faculty Concert Schedule – Week “A”

CalendarJune 30, 2016    |  Authorby Jason Lindsey    |  CommentsNo Comments

Sunday

Group 1
Jamey Aebersold
Tyrone Wheeler
Jonathan Higgins
Steve Allee

Group 2
Bobby Shew
Rick Simerly
Andy LaVerne
Dick Sisto
John Goldsby
Jason Tiemann

Group 3
Eric Alexander
Jim Rotondi
Jim Snidero
Phil DeGreg
Rufus Reid
Colby Inzer

Monday

Group 1
Shelley Yoelin
Tim Coffman
Rich Armandi
Pat Harbison
Zvonimir Tot
Steve Barnes

Group 2
Jim Ketch
Jack Wilkins
Sara Caswell
Todd Hildreth
Tyrone Wheeler
Colby Inzer

Group 3
Randy Brecker
Steve Davis
Bobby Floyd
Dave Stryker
John Goldsby
Jason Tiemann

Tuesday

Group 1
David Kana
Jim Carroll
Anysn Banks
Mike Di Liddo
Bob Sinicrope
Jonathan Higgins

Group 2
All Piano Faculty:
“Soul Eyes”

Group 3
Randy Brecker
Rufus Reid
John Goldsby
Steve Allee
Phil DeGreg
Jimmy Cobb

Wednesday

Group 1
Dan Haerle
Tom Walsh
Corey Christiansen
Chris Fitzgerald
Steve Barnes

Group 2
Hunt Butler
Randy Salman
Craig Wagner
JB Dyas
Jonathan Higgins

Group 3
Eric Alexander
Jim Rotondi
Rufus Reid
Steve Allee
Jason Tiemann

Thursday

Group 1
Dan Haerle
Mike Tracy
Sara Caswell
David Friesen
Colby Inzer

Group 2
Bobby Shew
Jamey Aebersold
Bobby Floyd (Organ)
Corey Christiansen
Steve Barnes

Group 3
Jim Rotondi
Jim Snidero
Steve Davis
Andy LaVerne
Dave Stryker
Rufus Reid
Jason Tiemann

CHRIS POTTER – 2016 Special Guest

CalendarMay 25, 2016    |  Authorby Jason Lindsey    |  CommentsNo Comments

Chris Potter

Week “B” Special Guest, Chris Potter!

A world-class soloist, accomplished composer and formidable bandleader, saxophonist Chris Potter has emerged as a leading light of his generation. Down Beat called him “One of the most studied (and copied) saxophonists on the planet” while Jazz Times identified him as “a figure of international renown.” Jazz sax elder statesman David Liebman called him simply, “one of the best musicians around.”

JIMMY COBB – 2016 Special Guest

CalendarMay 18, 2016    |  Authorby Jason Lindsey    |  CommentsNo Comments

Jimmy Cobb

Week “A” Special Guest, Jimmy Cobb!

A Living Legend! Cobb’s most famous work is on Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue (1959), considered by many to be the quintessential jazz record. Cobb is the last surviving player from the session. He also played on other Davis albums, including Sketches of Spain, Someday My Prince Will Come, Miles Davis at Carnegie Hall, In Person Friday and Saturday Nights at the Blackhawk, Complete, and briefly on Porgy and Bess and Sorcerer.

He has worked extensively with a wide range of artists, including Dinah Washington, Pearl Bailey, Clark Terry, Cannonball Adderley, Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Wynton Kelly, Stan Getz, Wes Montgomery, Gil Evans, Miles Davis, Paul Chambers, Kenny Burrell, J. J. Johnson, Sonny Stitt, Nat Adderley, Hank Jones, Ron Carter, George Coleman, Fathead Newman, Geri Allen, Earl Bostic, Leo Parker, Charlie Rouse, Ernie Royal, Philly Joe Jones, Bobby Timmons, Walter Booker, Jerome Richardson, Keter Betts, Jimmy Cleveland, Sam Jones, Red Garland, Joe Henderson, Eddie Gómez, Bill Evans, Stefan Karlsson, Jeremy Steig, Richard Wyands, Peter Bernstein, Richie Cole, Nancy Wilson, Ricky Ford, and David Amram.

RANDY BRECKER – 2016 Special Guest

CalendarMay 18, 2016    |  Authorby Jason Lindsey    |  CommentsNo Comments

Randy Brecker

Week “A” Special Guest – RANDY BRECKER

Mr. Brecker’s versatility in different musical genres has made him a sought-after player, equally accomplished in playing jazz, rock, and R&B. He has also worked as a studio player for many famous musicians. He has performed or recorded with Stanley Turrentine, Billy Cobham, Larry Coryell, Bruce Springsteen, Lou Reed, Sandip Burman, Charles Mingus, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Horace Silver, Frank Zappa, Parliament-Funkadelic, Chris Parker, Jaco Pastorius, Dire Straits, Todd Rundgren, Blue Öyster Cult, Richard Barone, Spyro Gyra, Barbara Dennerlein and many others.