Jazz Camp at Saddleback College

Date: 
Monday, July 7, 2014 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
Friday, July 11, 2014 - 9:00am to 4:30pm

jazzcamprehearsals1.jpgMission Viejo, CA—Jazz Studies at Saddleback College is thrilled to present their ninth season of Jazz Camp for talented and striving high school and middle school musicians. Campers will spend a week with the nationally-recognized jazz faculty of Saddleback College developing their improvisation skills. Each day master classes will be conducted which specialize in techniques specific to each student’s instrument. In addition, jam sessions, faculty concerts, classes in jazz theory, aural skills, and private lessons will be offered. Each ensemble will rehearse intensely twice a day culminating with a Friday afternoon concert. The Jazz Faculty is comprised of Joey Sellers, Director of Jazz Studies, trombone; Jerry Pinter, saxophone; Ron Stout, trumpet; Will Brahm, guitar; Matt Politano, piano; Luther Hughes, bass; and Paul Johnson drum set, percussion.

Jazz Camp 2014 takes place on July 7th to July 11th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Cost is $270; early bird registration (postmarked June 6th) is $225. Jazz Camp is held on the Saddleback College campus, Fine Arts Complex. Students are responsible for bringing their own instrument and lunch. To register contact Joey Sellers at jsellers@saddleback.edu or online at http://www.saddleback.edu/fa/jazz-studies.

Jazz Studies at Saddleback College emphasizes creativity through improvisation and ensemble performance. Focusing on the historical, theoretical, and intuitive aspects of this American music, Director of Jazz Studies Joey Sellers and an outstanding cadre of nationally-recognized musicians comprise the jazz faculty. Curricula include Improvisation, Jazz Composition and Arranging, Jazz History Syllabus, Jazz History Audio, Jazz History Podcast, Jazz Piano, Saddleback Big Band, Jazz Lab Ensemble, and Combos.  Students in Jazz Studies at Saddleback College have transferred to prestigious institutions including University of Southern California, Eastman School of Music, Berkeley School of Music, Cal State Northridge, UCLA, Cal State Fullerton, University of California at San Diego, and other regional institutions.  Some of our alumni have gone on to play professionally with Frank Zappa, Diana Ross, and other high-profile artists and organizations.

Saddleback College is located at 28000 Marguerite Pkwy in Mission Viejo, just east of Interstate 5 at the Avery Parkway exit.  Free parking is available in Lot 12.  Take Avery Parkway to Marguerite Parkway turn left to the third traffic light, which is Saddleback’s Marguerite entrance. Turn right into the campus and take the second left to Theatre Circle, turning right into Lot 12.

Located in Mission Viejo, Saddleback College provides quality higher education and training to the greater south Orange County community.  Having served more than 500,000 students since 1968, Saddleback College offers more than 300 degree and certificate programs to help students reach their personal, career, and educational goals.  For more information, please visit www.saddleback.edu.  For Fine Arts events, visit www.saddleback.edu/arts