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Faculty Testimonials

CalendarMay 17, 2017
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Bassist David Friesen at the Aebersold Workshops

Read What The Faculty Are Saying About The Summer Jazz Workshops

Rich Armandi – “The chance to work side by side with such giants of Jazz like Rufus Reid and Jamey Aebersold is an unbelievable experience. The workshop is a week of total immersion in an art form we all truly love. Such an opportunity can and does change lives!!”

BASSDavid Friesen – “The Jamey Aebersold Jazz Workshop is designed with the intention to provide each individual jazz student the highest quality of instruction from full time jazz musicians who are internationally known having the ability to communicate their knowledge with the student, and full time jazz instructors from major Universities. The students will experience a week of learning new skills on his or her own instrument, how to improve their ensemble playing skills, having the opportunity to hear a variety of jazz concerts every day by major jazz artists, making new friends and establishing a basic foundation for their lives to continue the learning process and improvement as a jazz player.”
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Welcome Walt Weiskopf!

CalendarMay 11, 2017
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Saxophonist Walt Weiskopf

We are proud to welcome Walt Weiskopf to the 2017 Summer Jazz Workshops Faculty!

Saxophonist, composer and author Walt Weiskopf has made an impressive mark as both a leader and sideman with over a dozen critically acclaimed albums and countless sideman credits.

A dynamic player with enormous technical prowess, Weiskopf is equally well-regarded as a composer, with albums containing predominantly original work.

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Study Jazz Drums This Summer

CalendarMay 4, 2017
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Study Jazz Drums at the Summer Jazz Workshops

Meet The 2017 Drum Faculty

Attention Jazz Drummers! This is your chance to actually play with jazz musicians from all over the world. Be part of a jazz combo … piano, bass, drums, guitar, saxophones, trumpets, trombones and more. Intense, hands-on instruction with some of the world’s leading drum instructors will guide you in all forms of jazz including swing, latin, bossa, blues, and ballads. Read the full article …

Special Statement from Jamey Aebersold

CalendarApril 28, 2017
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Special Statement from Jamey Aebersold

This is Jamey Aebersold

This will be my 52nd consecutive year of holding Summer Jazz Workshops. I began working big band camps doing sax sectionals in 1965. I quickly realized the need for listening, theory, combo and master classes if the students were to ever learn how to improvise. After several years, the big band camps evolved into the combo camps as we know them now. Others have copied them but never duplicated them!

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Thunder of the Bass

CalendarApril 27, 2017
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Study Jazz Bass at the Summer Jazz Workshops

Meet The 2017 Bass Faculty

Attention Jazz Bassists! You don’t want to miss this opportunity to study with some of the top jazz educators on the planet. Intense, hands-on instruction will bring you closer to your instrument and these instructors will show you what it means to play jazz bass. Who are we talking about? Rufus Reid, David Friesen, John Goldsby, Tyrone Wheeler, Chris Fitzgerald, Rich Armandi, Bob Sinicrope and JB Dyas. You’ll leave the workshop with tons of exciting ideas on constructing bass lines, and improvisation.

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    2017 Workshop Dates

    Choose from 2 Weeks of Jazz:
    • July 2nd thru July 7th
    • July 9th thru July 14th
    2-Day Workshops
    • July 1st & 2nd
      “Anyone Can Improvise!” w/Jamey!
    • July 1st & 2nd
    • July 8th & 9th
      “Guitar/Bass/Drum” Workshop