Jazz camp to be held at Canterbury School
The Litchfield Jazz Camp has announced it will move to Canterbury School in New Milford for its 2014 season.
The camp will be July 6-11, 13-18, 20-25 and 27 and Aug. 1 and 3-8 at the Aspetuck Avenue school.
The new campus will offer a wide array of health and fitness options along with its top-quality music instruction.
The faculty will include its artistic director, saxophonist Don Braden; bassists Mario Pavone and Avery Sharpe; trombonist and first chair in the Lincoln Center Jazz orchestra, Vincent Gardiner, and Peter McEachern, head of jazz studies at Salisbury School; renowned trumpeter Claudio Roditi, Jean Caze, of the Michael Buble band, and Nick Roseboro, of Mackelmore; drummers Matt Wilson, Steve Johns and Charli Persip; DownBeat Poll winners, baritone saxophonists Gary Smulyan and Claire Daly and tenor player Jimmy Greene, who plays with Harry Connick Jr.; pianists Helen Sung, Zaccai Curtis and Onaje Allen Gumbs; guitarists Dave Stryker, Doug Munro and Paul Bollenback; and vocalist Nicole Zuraitis.
For other faculty members, visit www.litchfieldjazzcamp.com/teaching-artists.
The camp's noncompetitive approach encourages all students, starting at age 12 for the first time this year and extending to adults, to explore improvisational music in small ensembles, and large ones if they desire.
Instrumentalists of every type are welcome, as are vocalists.
Students may attend for one session or opt for more at a discount for multiple weeks.
Discounts are also available for early registration and for siblings.
Fees for the camp range from $970 for a one-week day student to $5,490 for a five-week residential stay.
Meals are included for both day and residential students.
For details about the camp, visit www.litchfieldjazzcamp.com or find it on Facebook.