Tuesday, July 11 – Friday, July 14, 2017
The 1st annual
Santa Barbara Jazz Workshop
(a.k.a. Santa Barbara Jazz Camp)
Presented by Kim Richmond and Kimberly Ford
in partnership with the Los Angeles Jazz Society
and the Santa Barbara Jazz Society
at the Marjorie Luke Theatre and SOhO Restaurant and Music Club ,
Santa Barbara, California
In 2017 we had a wonderful start to our annual event. Twenty-eight students enrolled, and we spent the four fruitful days studying improvisation and rehearsing combos and big band music. Our daily jam sessions at SOhO gave the students a chance to try their hand at performing with the faculty pros, to hang out with each other and the faculty while listening or eating dinner.
We had a superior set of faculty members who met the various students’ ability levels and gave them a boost (and in some cases, a start) in their performance techniques.
There are photos and videos to be viewed and heard on this website. There will soon be display of comments from the students about the event (including some suggestions).
Stay tuned for details of next year’s Santa Barbara Jazz Workshop: dates and location.
About the Jazz Workshop:
A learning and growing jazz experience for aspiring students of jazz -adults and high school aged students welcomed.: Our limited enrollment (approximately 35 students) to our high ratio of instructors assures an intimate and personalized music education experience. The Santa Barbara Jazz Workshop will be something that you will always treasure as a worthwhile investment in your music education. You will make new friends that share a love of jazz and will also be studying and playing daily with world class seasoned jazz professionals.
A faculty of jazz professionals teach instrumental/vocal master classes, improvisation, jazz listening (how to listen, and who to listen to, old and new), modern jazz combo and big band playing, with concerts and jam sessions each late afternoon (open to the public) where advanced students sit in with the professionals.
This will be an intimate event with 35 students maximum.
A major “perk” is students hanging out with the faculty at meals and after classes, story sessions (ie. about the big bands), and jam sessions. Prior big band or Jazz combo experience is not necessary.
The enjoyment of the awe-inspiring panoramic landscape and ocean views, are an important part of the Santa Barbara experience.
Please consider making a tax deductible donation to the Santa Barbara Jazz Workshop, sponsored by the L.A Jazz Society 501(c)3 and the Santa Barbara Jazz Society 501(c)3. Your donation will help provide youth with vital musical jazz education and will help keep America’s original musical art form “Jazz” alive and thriving.
Photo credit (Header photo)(c) DavidSchrader www.fotosearch.com