Summer Jazz Camp
Jazz at Lincoln Center saxophonist Ted Nash at the 2015 Summer Jazz Camp. ©Monterey Jazz Festival / Craig Lovell
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra saxophonist Ted Nash performs his arrangement of Ornette Coleman's "Una Muy Bonita" with Monterey Jazz Festival's High School All-Star Band at Summer Jazz Camp, June 25, 2015. His soloing with MCHSASB lead alto player Marina Panzetta is an example of mentorship that the Festival's jazz programs have been providing local, regional, national, and international students for nearly 45 years.
You can see pictures of the 2015 Summer Jazz Camp by going to this Monterey Jazz Festival Facebook page.
Summer Jazz Camp
June 13-24, 2016 / 9am-3pm at Monterey Peninsula College
980 Fremont St, Monterey, CA 93940
Jazz, it’s YOUR music. Come out and play! Join us this summer for our fun and immersive day camp where you’ll get to play with motivated students just like you, and study with world-class artists and educators.
Open to instrumentalists and vocalists ages 12-18, a typical day includes:
- Instrument-specific master classes focusing on technique, theory and jazz language
- Small-group rehearsals that invite you to develop your improvisational skills
- Big band rehearsals tailored to your level
- Camp-wide clinics and performances featuring 2015 Artist-In-Residence, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra saxophonist Ted Nash
- Opportunities to play alongside our professional faculty
- Optional afternoon master classes for high school students from 3-3:45pm
Camp culminates in two evenings of free performances for family and friends on June 22 and 23.
REGISTRATION: Tuition starts at $900 with special discounts for students who participate in our year-round education programs. Scholarships are also available.
- $450 for students who participate in our Traveling Clinicians program
- $225 for members of Monterey Jazz Festival’s all-County high school ensembles
IMPORTANT NOTE: ALL CAMPERS ARE REQUIRED TO REGISTER FOR CREDIT ONLINE WITH OUR HOST, MONTEREY PENINSULA COLLEGE (MPC). INFORMATION ABOUT HOW TO REGISTER ONLINE WITH MPC WILL BE SENT TO YOU UPON RECEIPT OF YOUR MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL CAMP REGISTRATION. STUDENTS 13 AND UNDER WILL NEED TO COMPLETE A PAPER REGISTRATION AND ATTEND A SHORT STATE-MANDATED WORKSHOP THAT DETAILS THE CAMPUS CODE OF CONDUCT.
About Our Faculty
Teaching at the Summer Jazz Camp will be the 2016 Monterey Jazz Festival Artist-In-Residence (TBA).
In addition to the 2016 Artist-in-Residence, the camp's roster of instructors features many of the finest jazz educators in the country. Past and present faculty include saxophonists Paul Contos and Virginia Mayhew; trumpeters Peck Allmond and Michael Galisatus; trombonist Robynn Amy, drummer Vince Lateano, bassist Scott Steed, guitarist Bruce Forman, pianists Eddie Mendenhall; and renowned vocalists Julia Dollison and Kerry Marsh.
Scholarships are available from Monterey Jazz Festival. For more information, please contact Paul Contos, Monterey Jazz Festival Education Director at 831.373.3366 or email email@example.com.
*The Monterey Jazz Festival Summer Jazz Camp is not a resident camp and does not provide housing.