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at the University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
All Ages • Abilities • Instruments!

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A little warm-up before class.

A little warm-up before class.

While waiting for class to resume, students quickly decide to test their skills with an impromptu jam session. Don’t be afraid to jump in!
Ready for the big show.

Ready for the big show.

Students gather in the hall behind one of the main stages. On Friday, all of the student groups will perform on two stages. The opportunity to showcase what you’ve learned.
Students on stage.

Students on stage.

Doing what they do best, these two students are practicing for their jazz future. There is no better time to get started so don’t miss out on this opportunity.
Lynn Seaton plays with his students.

Lynn Seaton plays with his students.

Grammy winning bass player Lynn Seaton rehearses hands-on with his combo. There is no better way to teach than giving our students a genuine, hands-on experience.
Sharing Laughter

Sharing Laughter

Faculty members Andy Laverne (piano) and David Friesen (bass) enjoy a laugh in between classes. We bring together the most respected jazz educators every year.
Jam Session!

Jam Session!

Every night during the workshop, you can find a jam session. Grab your instrument and jump right in. Some of the faculty or staff may join you, or maybe Jamey himself!
Helping each other.

Helping each other.

During a break, participants gather to try their hand at some piano voicings. Our workshops are the best place to find others who are truly passionate about jazz!
Bobby Floyd encourages his combo.

Bobby Floyd encourages his combo.

Bobby Floyd assists his combo rehearsal during the Summer Jazz Workshop. Our workshops bring together all ages, and all abilities from all over the world!
Live Jazz during lunch.

Live Jazz during lunch.

Enjoy live jazz from our faculty during lunch. Here, Jennifer Barnes (voice) performs with David Liebman (sax), Fred Hamilton (guitar), and Jason Tiemann (drums).
2016 Summer Jazz Workshops
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CHRIS POTTER – 2016 Special Guest

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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

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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

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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.

DAVID LIEBMAN – 2016 Special Guest

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David Liebman

Week “B” Special Guest, David Liebman!

We are proud to announce that saxophone great, David Liebman will be visiting during the second week (session “B”) of our workshops! We were all very excited about last years visit and couldn’t be happier that he is joining this year.

Don’t miss out on your chance to study with Lieb! We are still taking registrations for all sessions. Register today!

CARL ALLEN – 2016 Special Guest

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Carl Allen

Week “B” Special Guest, Carl Allen!

With over 200 recordings to his credit, the gifted Milwaukee-born, New York-based drummer, sideman, bandleader, entrepreneur, and educator, Carl Allen’s profound and propulsive percolations provided soulful and syncopated support for nearly three decades.

Born on April 25, 1961, Allen grew up on gospel, R&B, and funk, but later turned to jazz after hearing an LP by the legendary saxophonist Benny Carter. He studied with drum instructor Roy Sneider and band director Robert Siemele. His first hometown gigs were with sax greats Sonny Stitt and James Moody. Allen studied at The University of Wisconsin at Green Bay from 1979 to 1981, and transferred to William Patterson College in New Jersey, where he graduated in 1983 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Jazz Studies and Performance.

Allen also played with Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Benny Golson, Jennifer Holliday, J.J. Johnson, Rickie Lee Jones, Sammy Davis Jr., Branford Marsalis, Kenny Garrett, Lena Horne, Ruth Brown, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Bobby Hutcherson, Mike Stern, Nellie McKay, Terence Blanchard, Phil Woods, Benny Green, Cyrus Chestnut, Joe Henderson, Billy Childs and many others. Allen’s phenomenal sideman discography also includes Jackie McLean (Dynasty), Donald Harrison (Indian Blues, Noveau Swing), Donald Byrd (A City Called Heaven), and Art Farmer (The Company I Keep).


All About The Workshops in One Amazing Video!

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