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Registration Open for Jazz Academy Summer Camps

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by Andrew Patton on March 9, 2015

Registration is now open for three Jazz Academy Summer Camps offered by the Jazz Arts Group. In addition to the great live jazz it promotes through the Swingin’ with the CJO, Inside Track, and Jazzoo series, JAG also offers jazz education courses throughout the year for all age groups through its Jazz Academy. This summer, instructors Rob Parton, Sean Carney, and Becky Ogden will help further their pupils’ jazz interest and knowledge in a fun and engaging environment. Though these summer classes are mostly geared toward younger students, adults with a taste for the blues do have the chance to spend a week learning from local master Carney. Full details below:

Summer Camps

Jazz Academy Summer Camps are designed as a fun immersion into jazz, blues, and more during the summer months! From deep exploration of jazz and blues for instrumentalists to fun activities for kids, there is sure to be a camp for people of all ages and skill levels.


Columbus Youth Jazz Summer Workshop

LED BY:
Rob Parton
REGISTRATION FEE:
$325 for community partners / $350 general registration
DATE:
June 8 – 12
TIME:
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:

Columbus Youth Jazz Summer Workshop is an excellent opportunity for instrumentalists of all skill levels to hone their skills in the jazz language – improvisation, style, repertoire and technique. During this 5-day workshop you will have the opportunity to rehearse and perform in a small combo and a big band while learning about jazz legends and their repertoire. Renowned trumpeter/educator Rob Parton (Chicago Symphony, Doc Severinsen, Tony Bennett) and some of Columbus’ finest instructors will host master classes and listening sessions, and we will participate in a recording session and a public performance on the final day. The CYJ Summer Workshop is your one stop for learning all things jazz! For students with a minimum of 2 years of experience on their instrument – saxophone, trumpet, trombone, guitar, piano, bass and drum set.


CAMP Blues

LED BY:
Sean Carney Band
REGISTRATION FEE:
$325 for community partners / $350 general registration
DATE:
June 15 – 19
TIME:
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:

Join Sean Carney and the Sean Carney Band for CAMP Blues, a 5-day ensemble experience focusing on learning about and playing the blues. The course will focus on guitar, piano, bass, drums, vocals and horns, exploring those instruments’ respective roles in blues music and developing participants’ instrumental skills and techniques. Students will have the opportunity to learn seminal blues repertoire in various instrumental configurations, while the instructors break down the keys to each song and its unique style.

In addition, instructors will discuss other aspects of performance such as overcoming stage fright and developmental concepts such as building set lists and selecting material.

Please pack a lunch and drink – we will take a half hour break each day. Some experience with your instrument required. Singers and horn players are welcome.

On Friday, we will participate in a recording session at the Jazz Academy during the day, and CAMP Blues will conclude with a public performance at the Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival in Gahanna. More details will be available during camp week; there is an admission fee for the festival for family and friends. Recommended for beginning to intermediate students on vocals, guitar, piano, bass, drum set, saxophone, trumpet, and trombone, ages 11 through adult.


“Jazz Cats” Half-Day Camp

LED BY:
Becky Ogden & Zach Compston
REGISTRATION FEE:
$150 for community partners / $175 general registration
DATE:
August 3 – 7
TIME:
9:00 am – 12:30 pm

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:

The “Jazz Cats” Half-Day camp is designed to be a fun and interactive immersion into the art of jazz and improvisation. During the week, we will discover the magic of improvisation in the style of jazz greats Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Thelonious Monk, and more. By the end of the week, all students will have learned how to play the blues on the keyboard, recognize famous jazz songs, play the drum set, and much more. No experience in music is needed – but all students will be “Jazz Cats” by the end of the week! Recommended for grades 3-5.

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