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Summer Programs

Join us at the Jazz Academy for one of our exciting Summer Programs! From singers to instrumentalists and kids to adults, there is sure to be a music-making opportunity for everyone!

Singing Solo and Fronting the Band – Vocal Lab

Led By:
Rachel Sepulveda and Tony Bonardi
Date & Time: 
Thursdays, June 2 – July 14, 6-8pm
Final Performance on July 14th (Time tbd)
Fee:
$125 for Jazz Academy members
$150 for new participants
Register By:
Monday, May 30, 2016

Description:

For high school through adult with fundamental singing experience.

Have you ever dreamed of being the lead singer fronting a band? Well, now is your chance! Join Rachel and Tony as they explore the key components of singing with a combo, from stylizing to repertoire, from singing technique to communicating and performing with confidence. You will have the experience of singing jazz, pop, rock, R&B and beyond. You’ll also perform the song of your choice with a live trio during your 7 weeks singing solo and fronting the band!


CAMP Blues

Led By:
Sean Carney Band
Date & Time: 
Monday – Friday, June 13-17, 9am – 3pm
Final Performance on June 17th at Gahanna Creekside Blues and Jazz Festival (Time tbd)
Fee:
$325 for Jazz Academy members
$350 for new participants
Register By:
Monday, June 6, 2016

Description:

Recommended for beginning to intermediate students on Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Bass, Drum Set, Saxophone, Trumpet, and Trombone, ages 11 through adult.

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 from Muddy Waters to BB King and more in various instrumental configurations, while the instructors break down 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.


Columbus Youth Jazz Summer Workshop

Led By:
Rob Parton with Special Guests
Date & Time: 
Monday – Friday, June 27 – July 1, 9am – 3pm
Final Performance on July 1 (Time tbd)
Fee:
$325 for Jazz Academy members
$350 for new participants
$100 discount for Columbus Youth Jazz members!
Register By:
Monday, June 20, 2016

Description:

For students with a minimum of 2 years of experience on their instrument – Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Guitar, Piano, Bass and Drum Set. 

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 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 public performance on the final day. The CYJ Summer Workshop is your one stop for learning all things jazz!

Please pack a lunch and drink – we will take a lunch break each day


Columbus Community Jazz Band

Led By:
Pete Mills
Date & Time: 
Thursdays, July 7 – August 11, 7-9pm
Final Performance at JazZoo on August 12 (Time tbd)
Fee:
$75 for Jazz Academy members
$100 for new participants
Register By:
Friday, July 1, 2016

Description:

For instrumentalists with fundamental experience on Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Guitar, Piano, Bass or Drum Set.

The Columbus Community Jazz Band is the chance for anyone who has played an instrument to get back in the swing of things! Led by CJO saxophonist Pete Mills, you will have the chance to practice and perform fun arrangements of our favorite jazz tunes while developing your sound and technique. Additionally, the CCJB will perform live as the opening act for the Columbus Jazz Orchestra at JazZoo. All CCJO members will receive free admission to the JazZoo show that night, and an invitation backstage to meet the Columbus Jazz Orchestra members after the show!


“Jazz Cats” Half-Day Camp

Led By:
Rebecca Ogden and Zach Compston with special musical guests
Date & Time: 
Monday – Friday, August 8-12, 9am – 12:00pm
Fee:
$150 for Jazz Academy members
$175 for new participants
Register By:
Monday, August 1, 2016

Description:

Recommended for grades 3-5 – no instrumental music experience needed.

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, 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!

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