If you haven’t yet heard, David Baker, a true jazz legend, passed away on Saturday, March 26th, 2016. David was Jamey’s teacher, friend, and mentor for decades and he will missed immensely, especially among all of us at the Summer Jazz Workshops, where David taught for years. If anyone would like to make a donation in lieu of flowers, this can be done via IU’s Jacobs School of Music and select the “David N. Baker Jazz Scholarship.”
“David Baker was a pioneer in jazz education because he enjoyed playing, thinking AND sharing. You could ask him any question and he’d have the answer or tell you where to find it. I don’t think he ever met someone he didn’t like. His humor helped dispel the myth about improvisation by taking your mind off what you thought you couldn’t do and placing it on what you needed to do to get the music out of your head and onto your instrument. He was a true Jazz Master.” — Jamey Aebersold
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!
Registration for the 2016 Summer Jazz Workshops at the University of Louisville is now open!
Join us this summer for an amazing experience that will change the way you play jazz! NEA Jazz Master Jamey Aebersold has been teaching and conducting jazz workshops for 50 years. If you want to learn and play with the best educators and musicians, you don’t want to miss out this summer.