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Summer Jazz Workshop (entering 7-college)

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 Dave Santoro, 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 - a veritable Who's Who in the world of jazz - as guest educators, including 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!

Summer Jazz Workshop (entering 7-college)
500 7/15
Mo  9am-3pm
Tu  9am-3pm
We  9am-3pm
Th  9am-3pm
Fr  9am-3pm
Mastroianni, DiCamillo, Arpino, Eidem, Goldstein, Kadleck, Santoro Staples High School
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