5th Annual Summer Jazz Workshop
The 5th Annual Summer Jazz Workshop is coming June 25 - 29, 2018 at Cuesta College.
Anyone Can Improvise – Register Online
The Jazz Master Class – Register Online
The SLO Summer Jazz Workshop is now a full day, full week 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.
We have received a grant from the SLO Community Foundation for guest artists & educators this year, so we expect to announce those soon, as well. Last year we featured Grammy Award winner, Ernie Watts, Charlie Shoemake (formerly with George Shearing), and George Stone, who discussed theory and composition.
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 25 - 29, 2018 (EXPANDED to FULL DAY and WEEK this YEAR! Also will include a special rehearsal night June 28th!)
QUESTIONS: Contact Scott Andrews, email@example.com 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 5th Annual Summer Jazz Workshop. Registration will open September 30, 2017.
REGISTRATION ONLINE NOW OPEN:
June 25-29, 2018
* 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 2018 Summer Jazz Workshop (2)
Big Band sponsor of the Summer Jazz Workshop, an education event held June 25-29, 2018. Receive significant print, and banner behind the band benefits and ad in program. Includes 8 complimentary concert tickets.
$1,500 Combo Sponsor 2018 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 2018 Summer Jazz Workshop (4)
Quartet sponsor of the Summer Jazz Workshop, an education event held June 25-29, 2018. Receive significant print, and banner behind the band
$500 Duo Sponsor 2018 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 5th 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.