Nash begins SJA jazz camp

July 19, 2017 Posted by tedrnash

Marcus and Ted pack the car with instruments, clothes and bikes and head upstate where they will be in residency with Wynton Marsalis and others, teaching a two-week jazz camp at Bard College. Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Summer Jazz Academy in Annandale-on-Hudson is a rigorous training institute for the world’s most advanced and dedicated high school jazz students.

The program is a tuition-free summer intensive dedicated to providing a holistic educational experience and foundation for talented and aspiring high school jazz musicians. Students will perform in big bands and small combos, receive private instruction, and experience classes in aesthetics, culture, history, performance practice and pedagogy. Students will gain insight to American vernacular music and jazz specific techniques, learn the communal history of jazz in a socio-political context, receive guidance on how to interact with an audience as an artist and entertainer, and gain awareness of the mission of jazz musicians today building on the aspirations laid by earlier generations.

Faculty for the program includes: Marcus Printup (Trumpet), Ted Nash (Saxophone), Vincent Gardner (Trombone), Helen Sung (Piano), James Chirillo (Guitar), Rodney Whitaker (Bass), and Marion Felder (Drums).