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Juilliard Jazz Announces Summer 2013 Camps and Workshops
Seven Camps and Workshops Take Juilliard Jazz’ s Renowned Faculty

Across the United States and to Australia and Japan

This summer 2013, Juilliard Jazz offers seven camps and workshops around the United States and in Australia and Japan for students who are dedicated, disciplined, and passionate about jazz. The one-week programs are designed to give young jazz musicians a taste of what a Juilliard Jazz student’s life is all about. Taught by Juilliard Jazz’s renowned faculty and graduate students, the curriculum focuses on refining technique, performance, improvisation, theory, ear training, small combo training, and broadening students’ understanding of various jazz styles. Instruments offered include trumpet, saxophone, trombone, guitar, piano, acoustic bass, and drums.

The rigorous program will also prepare students for a future in music by teaching them essential skills and offering the opportunity to meet working, successful artists involved in the industry.                                                          Download Full Press Release Here

The daily schedule includes a musicianship class, individual practice, ensemble work, and listening sessions, and concludes with a concert where each camp participant will perform in their group and get a chance to take a solo.

The experienced Juilliard Jazz faculty combines a remarkable variety of technical and musical skill, as demonstrated on stages and in recording studios around the world. Current faculty members and past instructors of the summer workshops, include drummer Carl Allen, Artistic Director of Jazz Studies at Juilliard; saxophonist Ron Blake; pianist, composer and arranger Xavier Davis; guitarist Rodney Jones; pianist and composer Frank Kimbrough; trumpeter Joe Magnarelli; flutist, composer and arranger Mark Vinci; and vibraphonist, composer, and producer Mark Sherman.

This summer, Juilliard Jazz offers workshops and camps in three new locations: Aiken, South Carolina; San Jose, California; and Kanagawa, Japan.

The complete schedule is as follows:

Oxbridge Academy of the Palm Beaches, West Palm Beach, Florida
Two Sessions: June 10-14 (for students in Grades 6-8) and June 17-21 (for students in Grades 9-12)
Faculty: Ron Blake, Miles Okazaki, Luca Santaniello, Jason Stewart, Nick Finzer, Carl Allen, and Xavier Davis
The Summer Jazz Camps in West Palm Beach, Florida are one week programs that take place at Oxbridge Academy of the Palm Beaches.

University of South Carolina, Aiken, South Carolina
June 10-14
Faculty: Mike Vinci, Yasushi Nakamura, Frank Kimbrough, Joe Magnarelli, Mark Sherman, James Burton, Alex Wintz
The summer jazz camp in Aiken, South Carolina is a one-week program located at the University of South Carolina-Aiken.

North Atlanta High School Center for the Arts
June 17-21
Atlanta, George
Faculty: Mike Vinci, Yasushi Nakamura, Frank Kimbrough, Joe Magnarelli, Mark Sherman, James Burton, Alex Wintz

Juilliard Winter Jazz Workshop, Australia
June 29-July 6
Faculty: Carl Allen, Rodney Jones, Matthew Jodrell
The Juilliard Winter Jazz Workshop in Melbourne, Australia takes place at Trinity College.

Valley Christian Schools, San Jose, California
July 8-12
Faculty: Carl Allen, Mark Sherman, Rodney Jones, Xavier Davis, Joe Magnarelli
The Summer Jazz Camp in San Jose takes place at Valley Christian School.

Snow College, Ephraim, Utah
July 14-20
Faculty: Ron Blake, Ben Wolfe, Rodney Jones, Frank Kimbrough, Carl Allen, Xavier Davis
Juilliard alumnus Willie Applewhite is Director of Jazz Studies at Snow College, where Juilliard has an ongoing partnership.

Juilliard Jazz Workshop, Kanagawa, Japan
July 30-August 3
Faculty: Carl Allen
The Juilliard Jazz Workshop in Kanagawa, Japan takes place at Senzoku Gakuen College of Music.

For more information, application forms, and deadlines, visit www.juilliard.edu/summerjazz or call (212) 799-5000, ext. 7380.

About Juilliard Jazz
Juilliard Jazz is one of the newest programs of performance education inaugurated by The Juilliard School. Founded in 2001, Juilliard Jazz offers degrees at bachelor, master, and artist diploma levels. The curriculum combines tailored studio and coursework with professional performance opportunities designed to successfully integrate students into a thriving jazz environment. In addition, its faculty and students conduct national and international master classes and clinics.

Highlights from the 2011-12 season include a tribute concert to legendary bassist Ron Carter in March 2012 with guest artists Benny Golson, Herbie Hancock, Jim Hall, Hubert Laws, and Christian McBride; and concerts during the season with guest artists, trombonist Wycliffe Gordon; singer Jane Monheit with the Juilliard Jazz Orchestra performing music from the American Songbook; saxophonist Joe Lovano with the Juilliard Jazz Orchestra; and Gary Smulyan in “The Music of Gerry Mulligan” with the Juilliard Jazz Orchestra.

During summer 2012, Juilliard Jazz participated in summer jazz camps and workshops in West Palm Beach, Florida; Atlanta, Georgia; Melbourne, Australia; and Ephraim, Utah at Snow College.

Today, the Juilliard Jazz Orchestra and its ensembles play more than 50 performances annually including appearances at the Detroit Jazz Festival and New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, and tour to destinations, such as Costa Rica, Colombia, Japan, and Brazil. Juilliard Jazz Ensembles perform regularly at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola and the world-renowned Blue Note in New York City. For the past several seasons they also have enjoyed week-long runs at Jazz at Lincoln Center with guest artists such as Ernie Andrews, Kenny Barron, Tom Harrell, Sean Jones, Lew Tabackin, Gerald Wilson, Bobby Watson, Frank Wess, and others.

These talented Juilliard young artists are taught by today’s most active, innovative, and respected jazz musicians. The experienced Juilliard Jazz faculty combines a remarkable variety of technical and musical skill, as demonstrated on stages and in recording studios worldwide.

The Juilliard Jazz Quartet, its faculty ensemble, features Juilliard Jazz Artistic Director, drummer Carl Allen, saxophonist Ron Blake, bassist Ron Carter, and pianist Frank Kimbrough.

About Carl Allen, Artistic Director of Juilliard Jazz

With more than 200 recordings to his credit, the gifted Milwaukee-born, New York-based drummer, sideman, bandleader, entrepreneur, and educator, Carl Allen’s profound and propulsive percolations provided soulful and syncopated support for more than three decades.

Born in 1961, Mr. Allen grew up on gospel, R&B, and funk, but later turned to jazz after hearing an LP by saxophonist Benny Carter. He studied with drum instructor Roy Sneider and band director Robert Siemele. His first hometown gigs were with sax greats Sonny Stitt and James Moody. He studied at the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay from 1979 to 1981, and transferred to William Paterson College in New Jersey, where he graduated in 1983 with a bachelor of music degree in Jazz Studies and Performance. Mr. Allen joined trumpeter Freddie Hubbard a year before his graduation, served as his Musical Director for eight years, and made many recordings with the trumpeter including Double Take and Life Flight.

Mr. Allen also played with Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Jennifer Holliday, J.J. Johnson, Sammy Davis Jr., Branford Marsalis, Kenny Garrett, Lena Horne, Ruth Brown, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Bobby Hutcherson, Mike Stern, Nellie McKay, Phil Woods, Benny Green, Cyrus Chestnut, Joe Henderson, Billy Childs, and many others. Mr. Allen’s sideman discography also includes Jackie McLean (Dynasty), Donald Harrison (Indian Blues, Noveau Swing), Donald Byrd (A City Called Heaven), and Art Farmer (The Company I Keep).

Dreamboat, released in 1988, was Mr. Allen’s first CD as leader, followed by Piccadilly Square, The Pursuer, Testimonial, and Get Ready, his 2007 Mack Avenue debut release with bassist Rodney Whitaker. Mr. Allen was again joined by Mr. Whitaker for a second album, Work to Do.

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