Last night's Chamber Ensembles recital set a high standard for what excellent chamber musicking at the middle school level can look and sound like. I was proud to be a part of it as a teacher and I tons fun filling in for some of our traveling students.
JAZZ AROUND MINNEAPOLIS - SUMMERJAM2016
There are many other jazz camps; some are really good. However, none of them quite do what JAM does.
Please consider participation in Summer JAM. Dates are June 13-24 at South HS, with a performance at the TC Jazz fest on June 25th. We meet daily 8:30-3:00, Fridays are 8:30-11:30. Through performance, students study the defining elements of Jazz music: performance techniques, Jazz theory, arranging, and improvisation. Emphasis is also placed on Jazz history through listening and discussion.
New this year: JAM is now open to MPS and non-MPS students, so tell your out of district friends, and their friend’s friends too.
With the host of teachers and artists on faculty and the price at only $150 for MPS students, I believe it to be the best deal around for a two week jazz camp. And if that's not enough, breakfast and lunch are included.
Past non-MPS faculty have included: Chris Thomson, Chris Bates, Jeremy Boettcher, Bryan Nichols, Mike Vasich, Eric Kamau Gravatt, Phil Hey, Adrian Suarez, Solomon Parham, Lucia Sarmiento, Cody DeLuc and many others.
Please let me know if have any questions.
Students can give applications to me or email them to Katherine Dunbar at the Davis Center.
Download JAM application HERE