Summer Jazz Camp
2013 Camp Information
Summer Jazz Camp is an annual day camp for students 12 – 18 years old who are interested in learning jazz, improvisation and jazz appreciation. Students receive both one to one and group instruction. The camp focuses on live performance, basic improvisation, theory, soloing concepts and phrasing along with jazz history and appreciation.
The 2013 annual summer Jazz Camp was held from June 17 – 27 on the campus of Cabrillo College. The 61 participants, ages 12 – 18 yrs, represented 27 public, charter, and private schools throughout Santa Cruz County and beyond. These and dedicated young musicians studied and listened to jazz for nine days under the direction of Santa Cruz County music educators and professional musicians, Steve Wilson and Terrel Eaton. Assisting were rhythm coaches: Bill Bosch, Robert Mahoney, Zack Olsen and Gino Raugi. India Velasquez led the vocal ensemble with assistance from Emily Intersimone on piano. Jazz Camp concluded with a joyfully successful, standing room only concert at Kuumbwa Jazz Center attended by enthusiastic family, friends, and community supporters. Thank you for participating in this cultural enrichment program.
The 2013 Jazz Camp Scholarship Fund makes it possible for Kuumbwa to grant all need based scholarship requests for 2013. Please join us in a robust round of applause for our business community members that value and support music education: Appenrodt Commercial Properties, Hamilton Swift and Associates, Inc., Patti and Brian Herman, Carolyn Hyatt, Erik and Judy Johnson and Jennifer Walker of RPM Mortgage.
Represented Schools Include: AFE Home School, Aptos Academy, Aptos High School, Aptos Junior High School, Branciforte Middle School, Buena Vista Middle School, Coast Redwood High School, Cypress Charter School, Gateway School, Georgiana Bruce Kirby Preparatory School, Harbor High School, Linscott Charter School, Los Gatos High School, Mission Hill Middle School, Monterey Peninsula College, Mount Madonna School, New Brighton Middle School, Pacific Collegiate School, Presentation High School, San Lorenzo Valley High School, San Lorenzo Valley Middle School, Santa Cruz High School, Scotts Valley High School, Soquel High School, Tierra Pacifica Charter School, UCSC, Wellesley