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Summer Jazz Workshop (entering 7-college) 500

One of the longest running summer jazz programs in the tri-state area is moving back to Fairfield county! Study with a renowned faculty of world-class musicians assembled by co-founders John Mastroianni (2014 CT Teacher of the Year and Assistant Professor in Residence of Jazz Studies at the University of Connecticut) and jazz pianist Joyce DiCamillo, who are joined by Thierry Arpino, drums; Bruce Eidem, trombone; Rich Goldstein, guitarist; Tony Kadleck, trumpet; and Joseph Sinaguglia, bass. Click here for staff biographies. 

Students who play saxophone, trumpet, trombone, piano, guitar, bass (electric or upright), and drums are invited to learn or develop their skills in improvisation through small ensemble work and instrument specific lessons. The program also features workshops in theory, arranging, Jazz history, a music business seminar hosted by the faculty, a composers’ forum, and master classes with guest jazz recording artists.


The faculty is proud to call on colleagues as guest educators - a veritable Who's Who in the world of jazz -, including in the past, the late Joe Beck (long-time faculty member), Bernie Williams, John Pizzarelli, Michael Cuscuna, Dick Oatts, Rufus Reid, Harvie S., Ali Ryerson, David Hazeltine, Hilton Ruiz, Michael Moore, Jim McNeeley, Joe Chambers, John Mosca, Andy Fusco, Joe Magnarelli, Adam Nussbaum, Dave Weckl.....and many more! 

Sessions: 5
Dates: 7/15/2019 to 7/19/2019
Meeting Times: 
Monday  9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday  9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday  9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday  9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday  9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location:  Staples High School Band Room 465
Instructors: John Mastroianni
Joyce DiCamillo
Thierry Arpino
Bruce Eidem
Rich Goldstein
Tony Kadleck
Dave Santoro
Grades:  7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, College
Fees: 
$595.00   (Class Fee)
Number of Participants:  

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