Stanford Jazz Institute Workshop

Post Reply
bimmerman
Posts: 47
Joined: Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:15 pm
Location: Menlo Park

Stanford Jazz Institute Workshop

Post by bimmerman » Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:16 am

Anyone from here going? I'm attending the 7/29-8/4 portion.
BflatBass
Posts: 67
Joined: Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:44 pm
Location: CA Central Valley

Re: Stanford Jazz Institute Workshop

Post by BflatBass » Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:35 pm

I'm not going but I was just wondering, is this an annual thing?
I'm thinking maybe next year if I can afford it.

Robert
King 3B (mid 70's version)
King Duo Gravis Silver Sonic
St. Petersburg 202L

...and now back to your normally scheduled programming.
User avatar
PhilipEdCarlson
Posts: 99
Joined: Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:59 pm

Re: Stanford Jazz Institute Workshop

Post by PhilipEdCarlson » Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:47 pm

BflatBass wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:35 pm
I'm not going but I was just wondering, is this an annual thing?
I'm thinking maybe next year if I can afford it.

Robert
Yeah, me too. I just went to the JA Camp last week. It was just great, but I'm thinking the weather in PaloAlto might be more... temperate!
Philip Carlson
TR-181, 72H, 88HCL, 32H, 30H, 4H, 50's Super, 40's Super, Buescher True-Tone 410 & The Buescher, Constellation Euph, Getzen Severenson
bimmerman
Posts: 47
Joined: Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:15 pm
Location: Menlo Park

Re: Stanford Jazz Institute Workshop

Post by bimmerman » Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:53 pm

Yep, annual event going back a few decades apparently. This will be the first time I've attended, and am pretty excited!

The weather here's hard to beat in the summer...
bimmerman
Posts: 47
Joined: Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:15 pm
Location: Menlo Park

Re: Stanford Jazz Institute Workshop

Post by bimmerman » Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:37 am

Update!

Last week was the Jazz Institute, and I had a blast. I'm a terrible improviser, having not intensively studied it except for the last couple months, so I got a lot out of the camp. The majority of people there were much better though, so it was motivating to see and hear them and talk with them. The camp definitely caters to a variety of skillsets-- some college-bound jazz majors, some adult hobbyists of various skill levels (new to experienced), and skilled younglings.

It's structured pretty well. Each day has a variety of classes and playing opportunities. The cool part is that none of the schedule is prescribed aside from your combo-- you can go to any of the classes that you want.

9-10a Theory Class (Options: beginning/intermediate/advanced/piano/applications of theory)
10-12 Instrument-specific Masterclass (Wycliffe Gordon for trombones, this year)
12-1 Lunch
1-2:30 "Special" Presentations (think of it like masterclasses on a specific topic. Topics I went to were Sing-then-Play (by Wycliffe), Transcribing tips and tricks (Melissa Aldana), Crafting Melodies from Chords (Rob Kohler)
2:30-4:30 "Early" Combo (if you're in Late combo, then free time)-- I practiced and reviewed stuff during the time
4:30-6:30 "Late" Combo (if you're in Early combo, then free time) -- you are only in one combo.
6:30-8 Dinner break
8-10p Nightly concert from camp faculty or special guests -- Charles McPherson, Jimmy Heath, Taylor Eigsti, Melissa Aldana, Jeb Patton, Yosvany Terry, etc etc. Great lineup.
10-?? Jam sessions for students, or go watch faculty jam session

It was an amazing, humbling, and motivating experience. Can't wait to do it again.
Post Reply

Return to “Performance”