SLO Summer Jazz Workshop
The SLO Summer Jazz Workshop is a 5-day jazz performance course put on by the SLO Jazz Festival and Cuesta College aimed at students from Junior High through College and adults looking for a positive experience of musical growth. Each student will be instructed as to the role his/her instrument plays in a jazz ensemble as well as how to present themselves on the bandstand and prepare for getting paid work playing music. This intensive week is a great time for learning to make music with new people, learning your instrument better and understanding jazz improvisation.
This summer’s workshop participants will be divided into two separate groups: “Jazz Master Class” and “Anyone Can Improvise.” The two groups will participate jointly in some exercises but will have focused time each day for specialized lessons based on their skill level. Please use the information below to help you choose the appropriate group.
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DATES: Monday - Friday: July 10 - 14, 2023
- Early bird rate (register by May 31) - $175
- Regular rate (starting June 1) - $250
LOCATION: San Luis Obispo Campus Outdoors 7160
INSTRUCTOR: Ron McCarley and Darrell Voss.
QUESTIONS: Contact Scott Andrews, firstname.lastname@example.org or 805-459-6939
- Great for anyone who plays an instrument and has played some jazz
- Best to have some music reading skills
- All ages welcome
TIME: 8:30am – 2:30pm
- Can improvise in multiple keys
- Some prior experience with gigging and reading changes
- Great for the career minded
TIME: 9:30am – 3:45pm