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Jazz Camps

Below are several of the summer jazz festivals in the Missouri area. Please feel free to pass this list to any students, band directors, or parents that might be interested. These are great camps and will improve your students knowledge in jazz improvisation, jazz history, and sight-reading and playing in both big bands and combos. Also a great way for your student to get education with some of the top Missouri and national jazz educators.

 

KANSAS CITY KANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE Jazz Camp

June 2-6

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI - ST LOUIS "Big Band" Summer Jazz Camp: Featuring the Jim Widner Big Band

June 8-13, 2014
•Saxophones: Kim Richmond, Chip McNeill, Joel Vanderheyden, Hugh Jones, Aaron Lehde •Trumpets: John Harner, Andy Tichenor, Dave Scott, Dustin Shrum •Trombones: Scott Whitfield, Brett Stamps, Dave Dickey, Matt Hoormann •Rhythm Section: Ken Kehner (Piano), Rod Fleeman (Guitar), Gary Hobbs (Drums) and Jim Widner (Bass)

MID AMERICA ALL-STAR JAZZ ENSEMBLE directed by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Week long jazz big band camp hosted by Bob Long at MISSOURI WESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY

June 9-14

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI - KANSAS CITY

June 22 - 26 
Bobby Watson and Dan Thomas (along with other KC area musicians)

METROPOLITAN JAZZ WORKSHOP - KANSAS CITY

June 27 to July 26 (Saturday mornings with a June 7 audition date)
Faculty: Clarence Smith-Coordinator, Bill McKemy – Rhythm Section, Stan Kessler – Trumpets, Chris Burnett – Woodwinds, and Jason Goudeau – Trombones

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY - EDWARDSVILLE Summer Jazz Camp
featuring SIUE Jazz Faculty Edwardsville, IL (near St Louis)

June 30 - July 3

WEBSTER UNIVERSITY Jazz Camp

July 7-11, 2014
Faculty: Paul DeMarinis -Jazz Camp Director and Saxophone, Kim Portnoy - Piano, Improvisation, Combos, Carolbeth True – Piano, Carol Schmidt - Piano, Combos, Steve Schenkel - Guitar , Dave Black – Guitar, Tom Byrne - Guitar, Combos , Abbie Steiling – Violin, Jay Hungerford - Bass, Combos, Rick Vice - Bass, Combos, Willem Von Hombracht - Bass, Combos, Ben Wheeler - Bass, Combos, Randall Holmes – Trumpet, Keith Moyer – Trumpet, Willie Akins - Saxophone, Combos, Mike Karpowicz - Saxophone, Combos, Chris Braig - Saxophone, Combos, James Martin – Trombone, Wayne Coniglio – Trombone, Kevin Gianino - Drums

No UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL MISSOURI jazz camp for the summer of 2014

No DRURY UNIVERSITY jazz camp for the summer of 2014

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