4th Annual Summer Jazz Workshop
The 4th Annual Summer Jazz Workshop was held June 12 - 16, 2017 at Cuesta College.
Anyone Can Improvise – Register Online
The Jazz Master Class – Register Online
The SLO Summer Jazz Workshop is now a 5-day performance course aimed at students from Junior High through College. Each instrument in typical jazz ensembles will be represented by a professional musician fluent in that instrument. Each student will be instructed as to the role his/her instrument plays in a jazz ensemble. Students will also be instructed in the importance of competence on their instrument as well as how to dress and come across on the band stand.
Stage presence and team spirit will also be covered as well as how to acquire club dates and how to charge for a performance. In other words students will be taught how to earn money as a musician if that’s what the student so chooses.
For the first time ever, the 4th Annual 2017 SLO Summer Jazz Workshop will feature two guest artists/educators. First, on June 13 we will feature 2-time Grammy Award winner, Ernie Watts:
TWO TIME GRAMMY AWARD WINNER
Saxophonist Watts is an in-demand performer, appearing regularly on stages around the world. With 24 solo recordings to his credit, he tours with his own quartet and also appears as guest soloist with many respected jazz artists namely Kurt Elling, Billy Cobham, Diane Schuur, and Doc Severinsen as well as international symphony orchestras. Visit here to learn more: http://www.erniewatts.com/
On June 14, we will also feature recording artist Charlie Shoemake, who is an American jazz vibraphonist of the finest quality, and pianist as well. Shoemake played in George Shearing's Quintet for seven years from 1967 - 1974. He also played vibes on the soundtrack for Clint Eastwood's film Bird. Charlie is well-known to Cuesta students as the Director of the Central Coast Jazz Institute.
"Arguably the most successful teacher of jazz improvisation in Southern California history, Shoemake is also a highly charged mallet man capable of blistering solos off the metronome markings…" - Leonard Feather. Learn more at: www.talsanmusic.com.
This summer’s workshop participants will be divided into two separate groups: “Jazz Master Class” and “Anyone Can Improvise.” The two groups will participate jointly in some exercises, but will have focused time each day for specialized lessons based on their skill level. Please use the information below to help you choose the appropriate group.
DATES: June 12 - 16, 2017 (EXPANDED to FULL WEEK this YEAR!)
QUESTIONS: Contact Scott Andrews, firstname.lastname@example.org or 805-459-6939
Through a joint partnership between SLO Jazz Festival and Cuesta College Community Programs, with Direction from Ron McCarley, Director of Jazz Studies, we are announcing the 4th Annual Summer Jazz Workshop registration next week.
REGISTRATION ONLINE NOW OPEN:
June 12-16, 2017
* Anyone Can Improvise:
CE - Summer Jazz Workshop: Anyone Can Improvise MU0801.217
* Jazz Masterclass: CE - Summer Jazz Workshop: Master Class - MU0802.217
Registration is open and fee $250.
Cuesta College San Luis Obispo Campus
SCHOLARSHIPS are AVAILABLE NOW for all who qualify. Contact info @ slojazzfest . org (without spaces) for details.
QUESTIONS: Contact Scott Andrews, scott @ slojazzfest (dot) org or 805-459-6939.
$3,000 Big Band Sponsor 2017 Summer Jazz Workshop (2)
Big Band sponsor of the Summer Jazz Workshop, an education event held June 12 - 16, 2017. Receive significant print, and banner behind the band benefits and ad in program. Includes 8 complimentary concert tickets.
$1,500 Combo Sponsor 2017 Summer Jazz Workshop (2)
Sextet sponsor of the Summer Jazz Workshop. Receive significant print, and banner near main stage benefits and ad in program. Includes 6 complimentary concert tickets to final concert.
$1,000 Quartet Sponsor 2017 Summer Jazz Workshop (4)
Quartet sponsor of the Summer Jazz Workshop, an education event held June 12 - 16, 2017. Receive significant print, and banner behind the band
$500 Duo Sponsor 2017 Summer Jazz Workshop (6)
Event sponsor of the Summer Jazz Workshop, an education event. Receive significant print benefits and ad in program. Includes 2 complimentary tickets to the final concert.
All sponsors will be announced and thanked at the final concert.
We thank PISMO JAZZ (Basin Street Regulars) and SLO Jazz Federation for making scholarships available for the 4th Summer Jazz Workshop. (Contact us for details).
Above: 2017 SLO Jazz Festival Youth Stage with a Student combo from the Summer Jazz Workshop. The Summer Jazz Workshop band gets opportunity to perform at the following year's jazz festival. Here's a combo from 2015 performing at the 2016 SLO Jazz Festival:
(below) Photos from the 2016 Summer Jazz Workshop (below) by Andrew Ross, AR Photography, except as noted.