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Jamey Abersold's Summer Jazz Workshop

Post by PhilipEdCarlson » Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:47 am

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Re: Jamey Abersold's Summer Jazz Workshop

Post by Neo Bri » Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:52 pm

I've known some VERY fine players that went and learned a lot. Top-shelf players, in fact.

It's probably in Louisville, which will be pretty brutal in the summer. Muggy.
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Re: Jamey Abersold's Summer Jazz Workshop

Post by Matt K » Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:52 pm

I've heard lots of good things about it. I've never been though. The National Jazz Workshops that are put on throughout the Northeast are also really good. I was a counselor at them for a few years.
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Post by cmcslide » Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:31 am

The word that I'm hearing is that this is the last year that Jamey's camp will exist; he's closing down after this year and won't be handing it off to anybody else. So if you want to check out the Abersold camp, do it now...
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Post by Neo Bri » Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:45 am

That would be a shame.
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Re: Jamey Abersold's Summer Jazz Workshop

Post by Carter1016 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:18 am

A little after the rest, but I go to the University of Louisville, where the camp is held. Summers in Louisville do get hot, but the facilities here are great. Jamey Abersold has a huge presence in the jazz community in Louisville and Southern Indiana. My high school band director attended the camp several years ago and he continually speaks very highly of it. I would recommend it
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Re: Jamey Abersold's Summer Jazz Workshop

Post by LoremIpsum » Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:46 am

I attended one of the ones that he ran in London. If I am remembering correctly, each day included a couple of lectures (one more focussed on deciphering the notes/chord progressions and another on other useful skills), an instrument specific session (trombone players all together with an experienced trombone player/teacher) and playing in mixed groups (with one of the teachers leading the session). All the people leading the sessions clearly knew what they were talking about and could back it up with their playing.

It was a fun and useful week. The theory and playing groups were based on the player's standard (there was a short test at the beginning of the week) so even a relative beginner/expert could get a lot out of it. It was a pleasant and immersive atmosphere (the teachers were playing themselves and then highlighting good local gigs in the evening). In my case, I definitely came out with much more of an understanding about jazz and with the knowledge on how to improve. I would have loved to have gone to another course, but they stopped occurring in London a while ago.
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Re: Jamey Abersold's Summer Jazz Workshop

Post by Davidus1 » Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:19 pm

Neo Bri wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:52 pm
I've known some VERY fine players that went and learned a lot. Top-shelf players, in fact.

It's probably in Louisville, which will be pretty brutal in the summer. Muggy.
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Re: Jamey Abersold's Summer Jazz Workshop

Post by PhilipEdCarlson » Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:53 pm

thanks for all the responses, it really helped

Maybe next year I'll look into the NJW, being the last year for JA was a bit of a driver for this decision. Experience a bit of Jazz History. Looking forward to learning a lot. Maybe drop by BAC on the drive out. There's so much coal there I expect the air conditioning should be great! Looks like it'll be a kind of religious experience too, so I'll be careful when I report back in a few months!
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Re: Jamey Abersold's Summer Jazz Workshop

Post by Chiptingle » Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:37 pm

Any idea who the bone faculty is this year? Love Steve Davis, among other greats!
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Post by Mikebmiller » Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:50 pm

I went about 15 years ago and had a great time Rick Simerly was my combo teacher - that dude is fantastic! Mostly what I learned is that I am too stupid to be a good jazz improviser. I really respect guys (and ladies) that can do that well. I have no background in music theory or keyboard playing, so all that chord stuff goes right over my head. I can fake a 12 bar blues when I have to.
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Re: Jamey Abersold's Summer Jazz Workshop

Post by cmcslide » Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:22 pm

Rick is going to be there this year. And yes, he is fantastic! Don't know who else, though...
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