Summer JAM 2018

Summer JAM is back!
Please sign up for a couple weeks of great Jazz instruction and performances.  Students will have the opportunity to work with several MPS teachers including: Corey Needleman, Tim Martin, Andy Nelson, Eric Sayre as well as master Jazz Educators Chris Thomson and Solomon Parham. If that's not enough, each summer we host several professional jazz musicians as clinicians and coaches.
Summer JAM
June 11-22.  Concert June 21 7pm, Jazz Fest performance June 23 time TBD.
NEW DATES: June 18-29.

South High School
3131 S 19th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407
M-F. 8:30-3:00, 8:30-12 Friday

Breakfast & Lunch provided (M-Th only)
$200 for MPS Students / $300 non-MPS students
grade levels: entering 7 - entering 12th.

This is a performance-based camp. Students are grouped into combos by experience.
Students will spend time learning about Jazz performance style/techniques, theory-based and aural-based improvisations, Jazz history, and much more. Students not only get to play next to professional musicians, they gain knowledge and insight on what a career in the arts looks like.

To participate, students should be able to perform at least 3-4 major scales fluently (the more the better), have an interest in jazz improvisation, and hopefully experience playing jazz (not required).

I believe this camp is a huge bargain compared to tuition of other camps.

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