'SummerJazz' has just completed its 5th year providing 2 weeks of music and fun for kids aged 12-18! The camp is staffed by jazz musicians/educators such as Ralph Lalama, Charles Tolliver, Benny Wallace, John Hart, Joe Corsello, Mike Carn and Joe Magnarelli. Each year, students look forward to a guest appearance by top jazz performers such as Bill Stewart, Victor Lewis, Duduka Defonseca, and Peter Bernstein. Classes are held in Stamford, CT with students from the tri-state area (NY, NJ, CT) and beyond. We are happy to award scholarships to students less fortunate.
Improvization, master classes, reading skills, and music appreciation are among the topics each day. Students perform in ensembles based on their personal level. They perform in local concerts and a final recital for parents and fans of jazz - often for the first time!
The 'Up and Coming Jazz Drummer Award' is determined by staff observation of the commitment, participation and musical ability of the students. This year's recipient is Mike Camacho (from Brien McMahon High School, Norwalk, CT) demonstrated leadership and musicianship qualities as well as tremendous enthusiasm and dedication during this session.
Jazz drummer, Joe Corsello, is Director and Founder.
For information, visit www.SummerJazzStamford.com/.