Summer Jazz Camp

Summer Jazz Camp
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Jazz Camp Concert 2015 Credit: r.r. jones

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. Daily classes are held in the VAPA complex at Cabrillo College, with the final day performance on the famous Kuumbwa Jazz Center stage.

The 2015 Annual Summer Jazz Camp was held from June 15–25 on the campus of Cabrillo College. The 53 participants, ages 12–18 yrs, represented 19 public, charter, and private schools throughout Santa Cruz County and beyond. These 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. Rhythm section coaches include Bill Bosch, Robert Mahoney, Zack Olsen and Gino Raugi. Nick Bianchini participated as the Improvisation Coach and Lucas Hahn completed his first official internship with this program.

This year our campers enjoyed a very special lecture by Grammy nominated composer and multi-instrumentalist Ted Nash. Ted Nash is currently the Artist in Residence for Monterey Jazz Festival’s jazz camp, providing us with the opportunity for this visit to our camp. Mr. Nash is most notably known for being a member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra directed by Wynton Marsalis.

Special recognition to Cabrillo College for hosting 2015 Jazz Camp and a very warm thank you to Pacific Cookie Company for donating cookies for the daily snack, thank you!

Represented Schools Include: AFE Home School, Aptos High School, Branciforte Middle School, Castillero Middle School, Cypress Charter, Georgiana Bruce Kirby, Half Moon Bay High, Hanova International School of Xi’an, China, Harbor High School, New Brighton Middle School, Pacific Collegiate School, San Lorenzo Valley High School, San Lorenzo Valley Middle School, Santa Cruz High School, Santa Cruz Montessori School, Scotts Valley High School, Shoreline Middle School, Soquel High School, Tierra Pacifica Charter School. Thank you for participating in this cultural enrichment program!

Contact Melody Korkos
Education Coordinator
831-427-2227 or send a message Here.


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June 1, 2015