Wednesday, July 21, 2010

All that jazz

Too hot outside? This August, you can step into the Douglas College Summer Jazz Intensive for a real cool time.

Running August 16 to 21 at the New Westminster Campus, the Douglas College Community Music School Summer Jazz Intensive is weeklong workshop focusing on the finer points of jazz, from soloing to improvisation to jazz theory. Camp activities also include concerts and master classes, as well as live student performances at local jazz clubs.

“Our goal is to provide an exciting jazz experience that develops lifelong skills in and love for jazz,” said camp Bob Rebagliati, the camp’s director.

This year’s camp also includes a rare opportunity to run shoulders with jazz greatness when world renowned jazz trombonist Bill Watrous visits camp on Wednesday August 18, from 12:30 to 2:30 pm. Watrous is one of the top jazz trombonists working today and has performed with legends of the genre like Woody Herman, Roy Eldridge and Count Basie.

The Summer Jazz Intensive Camp has been a Douglas College standby since 1980. Past students include Diana Krall, Engrid Jensen, Brad Turner, Miles Black and Greg Scott.

Anyone 14 years of age or older is welcome, though at least three years of playing experience is recommended.

Douglas College Summer Jazz Intensive
Aug 16-21
Fee: $400
Ages: 14 and up
Prerequisites: At least three years of playing experience is recommended.
Director: Bob Rebagliati
Instructors: TBC

For more information visit the Summer Camps website.