Monday July 7, 2014 at 9:45 AM CDT
Friday July 11, 2014 at 6:00 PM CDT

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Columbia College Music Center 
1014 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605

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Diane Chandler-Marshall 
Jazz Institute of Chicago 
312-427-1676 x. 4 
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Straight Ahead Jazz Camp 

Now in its 6th year, Straight Ahead Jazz Camp (SAJC14) offers five-days of innovative, hands-on sessions led by professional jazz musicians and expert clinicians who will educate and challenge you. Designed for musicians, educators and music lovers of all levels, SAJC14 features special guest Victor Goines (Northwestern University, Jazz at Lincoln Center).

For less than the cost of most one day workshops, attendees get a week’s worth of education by renowned musicians and music educators including Bobby Watson, Orbert Davis, Étienne  Charles, Victor Garcia, Dr. Larry Scripp, Willie Pickens, Professor Richard Dunscomb, Bobbi Wilsyn and many more! For more information about the camp, please click here.  To download a camp brochure with full descriptions, click here.

35 CPDU’s are available for Chicago Public School teachers!

Registration/ Check In begins everyday at 9:00 AM

Straight Ahead Jazz Camp Details

Everyone will attend the following sessions:

  • The Creative Process of Innovation
  • Spanish Tinge: The Caribbean Influences in US Arts & Culture
  • Jam Sessions
  • The New Orleans Triangle: The New Orleans Frontline
  • Music Improvisation and Musical Literacy: Why creativity and invention is essential to the development of musical skills at any age
  • Collective Improvisation
  • Duke and His Love of The “Crescent City Sounds"
  • The Arts and Special Needs Students
  • Building a Rhythm Concept and Beyond- Part I
  • Is it Really That Difficult?
  • Jazz Education Reform: Making the Changes
  • Building a Rhythm Concept and Beyond- Part II
  • Jazz Ensemble Rehearsal: From an Auditory Tradition
  • Trial & Tribulation
  • New Music Selection and Reading
  • and the End of Camp Reception! A toast to your great work.

Other sessions include:

  • Get Your Improv On! In 4 parts - according to your current skill level.
  • Various film screenings
  • Instrumental Master Classes in 4 parts - according to your instrument group

For more details about each session, please click here.