Women’s Jazz & Blues Camp
JAZZSCHOOL WOMEN’S JAZZ & BLUES CAMP
March 25-29, 9:30am-3pm Concert Friday March 29, 6pm
Produced by Jazzschool faculty members Jean Fineberg and Ellen Seeling (Asst. Dir. and Dir. of the Montclair Women’s Big Band,) our mission is to provide women musicians with a supportive and musically rigorous week of playing, fun and networking with others who share their passion for music.
The Camp employs an all-women faculty from the Montclair Women’s Big Band, the Jazzschool and the Bay Area’s most respected performers and educators.
INSTRUMENTAL and VOCAL
We welcome all vocalists and players of traditional and non-traditional instruments. The only prerequisite is some facility and ownership of an instrument (we do have some loaners and some storage for large instruments.)
Camp provides drums, percussion, amps, pianos/keyboards, vibes, microphones and music stands. Scheduling permitting, we make our best effort to accommodate those who wish to play more than one instrument.
ENSEMBLES & ELECTIVES
After the morning Master Class/Warmup, there are four open periods during the day. Campers indicate their preferences among the following:
Blues & Soul Band
Roots Music Choir
Theory/Improvisation at 3 levels (hands-on)
Jazz History & Analysis.
PRIVATE CONSULTATIONS AND DAILY OPEN JAM
The lunchtime break features a daily faculty-facilitated open jam session. In addition each camper receives one private consultation during the week on the instrument of her choice.
Women can bring lunch, purchase it at the onsite Jazzcaffe, or walk to one of the many inexpensive eateries within a couple of blocks of the Jazzschool.
Women come from all over the San Francisco Bay Area and out of town. We have local campers willing to host an out-of-town musician for the week, so if you’re interested in housing, please ask. We assist in forming carpools by sharing willing participants’ location information.
DAILY SCHEDULE Mon-Fri, March 25-29, 2013, 9:30am-3pm, Concert Friday 6pm
9:30-10 Master Class/Warmup
10-12 Ensembles, Workshops
12-1 Lunch Break, Open Jam, Private Consultations
1-3 Ensembles, Workshops
Friday 6pm: Musicians return with family and friends for all-camp concert. FREE (optional donation to support the camp scholarship fund!)
We know that not everyone can liberate an entire week for camp. For those who cannot attend the entire week, we may be able to arrange personal camp schedule. Please talk to us about what works for you!
Please register online at www.jazzschool.org/womensreg
You may also register by phone at 510.845.5373.
After you register, we will email you to answer any questions you may have.
Tuition is $450 ($475 after February 1st). There is some financial aid available.
After registering, please call the Jazzschool at 510.845.5373 to make your payment and reserve your spot. You will then be contacted to schedule a short, friendly placement audition (instrumentalists only) so we can meet you, schedule you in appropriate groups and further address your preferences.
Feel free to call or email us!
REGISTRATION: Erika@jazzschool.org 510.845.5373.
PROGRAM INFO: Email Jean Fineberg at email@example.com or leave a message for Jean at 510.758.2200 and we will call you back
See you in March!