Louisville Jazz Workshop

UofL School of Music, July 3 – 8, 2022

 

Louisville has a long tradition of supporting and presenting jazz events especially in the summer. In July of 2022, the tradition will continue with an intensive and exciting educational and performance jazz experience for adults 18 and over. The event will be held at the University of Louisville School of Music from July 3-8. Enrollment will be balanced to assure a positive experience, so a limited number of spaces will be available. Initial enrollment will be limited to the first four players on each rhythm section instrument with spaces for up to 20 non-rhythm performers. Additional spots may be available after the initial slots are filled.

 The Louisville Jazz Workshop will feature two combo experiences per day for all participants as well as daily jam sessions, masterclasses on each instrument, jazz history sessions, repertoire, sessions on practice technique and faculty concerts. There will also be an option for attendees to enjoy nightly dinners at local restaurants with live jazz music. The week will culminate with a participant concert on Friday afternoon. The tuition for the camp is $750 with on-campus lodging and meal options are available. Attendees may also take advantage of special lodging rates at selected local hotels and motels.

 For those who are looking for a more limited exposure, there will also be a weekend of mini-camp experiences in the areas of Brazilian Jazz, Vocal Jazz, and Jazz Piano. These Mini-Workshops will take place July 2-3.  You are welcome to participate in both the week-long and mini workshops.

 No matter whether you are a practicing pro, a casual player, a current or retired educator, or fresh out of school, this is an opportunity to hone and develop your skills with talented, professional staff in a dynamic, supportive environment. Registration will open January 1, 2022 and can be found online at www.louisvillejazzworkshops.com.

 For questions or more information contact:

Mike Tracy (miketracy@louisville.edu) or Jerry Tolson (jerry.tolson@louisville.edu)

 

Louisville Jazz Workshop 

Sunday, July 3 – Friday, July 8 

Brazilian Jazz – Jazz Vocal – Jazz Piano Mini-Workshops

Saturday, July 2 – Sunday, July 3

 

Nightly concerts at 6:00PM in Bird Hall.  Seating is limited due to COVID restrictions.

 Visiting artist include and are the featured performers on July 6:

Bassist Rufus Reid

Louisville’s own saxophonist Don Braden

Pianist Harry Pickens

 

The faculty includes:

  • Ansyn Banks – brass
  • Gabe Evens – piano
  • Chris Fitzgerald – bass
  • Mike Hyman – drums
  • Jerry Tolson – vocal
  • Mike Tracy – woodwinds
  • Craig Wagner – guitar

 

Master classes will include: 

  • What a rhythm section wants to hear from you!
  • Tendonitis, Arthritis and Beyond!
    • How to Avoid the Most Common Playing Injuries and What to Do if You’re Hurting
    • Sessions on the Alexander Technique and Yoga for musicians
  • Stop Wasting Your Precious Practice Time!  
    • The 5 Keys to Efficient Productive Practice!  
    • How to Practice Even When You’re Really Busy!  
    • The 3 Most Common Practice Mistakes of Adult Students 
  • Yes, You Can Get a Jazz Gig - Learn How!!! 
  • Classes on your instrument.
  • Retirement musician careers:  

Playing and teaching at retirement homes; assisting at schools, colleges, and Universities.  Hospitals, farmers' markets, religious institutions, coffee houses, malls, etc.

The tuition for the camp is $750 with on-campus lodging and meal options available. Attendees may also take advantage of special lodging rates at selected local hotels and motels.