|NEW YORK, NY- The New York Hot Jazz Camp returns for its second year May 15th-21st, 2017 (18+). Building on last year’s success they have an announced an addition of a youth camp April 10th-14th, 2017 (13-17 yrs) during NYC public schools’ spring break.|
This effort is spearheaded by Co-Directors Molly Ryan, noted as a millennial "Shaking Up The Jazz World" by Vanity Fair magazine, and trumpeter Bria Skonberg, called "the shining hope of hot jazz" by The New York Times critic Nate Chinen. They credit jazz camps as their early inspiration for pursuing their musical careers. “Studying the roots of jazz, the people and circumstances that brought this great American art form to be is essential to a complete education and interpretation of the music.” The curriculum focuses on the sounds, stylings and music created by the likes of Buddy Bolden, Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Sidney Bechet, Duke Ellington, Bessie Smith and many other jazz greats. They have assembled a star studded faculty for both:
ADULT CAMP May 15-21 YOUTH CAMP April 10-14
Queen Esther - Vocals Molly Ryan - Vocals
Randy Reinhart - Trumpet Bria Skonberg - Trumpet
Dan Levinson - Clarinet/Saxophone Dan Levinson - Clarinet/Saxophone
Vincent Gardner - Trombone Jim Fryer - Trombone
Jesse Gelber - Piano Jesse Gelber - Piano
Nick Russo - Guitar/Banjo Nick Russo - Guitar/Banjo
Jared Engel - Bass Sean Cronin - Bass
Kevin Dorn - Drums Rob Garcia - Drums
Guest clinicians so far include Grammy award winning multi instrumentalist Vince Giordano, and popular banjoist bandleader/educator Cynthia Sayer.
Classes will be held daily at the historic Greenwich House Music School, a long time New York gem for community and education. Students will receive both group and private instruction on how to play hot New Orleans and New York style jazz and will be assembled into bands. Field trips include visits to historic sites such as the Harlem Jazz Museum and the Louis Armstrong House in Corona, Queens.
Both weeks will culminate in open performances. The 2016 final concerts were hosted at The Iridium and Birdland Jazz Club.
A separate jam schedule is being set up for students to experience playing in the local scene at NY clubs such as Fat Cat, The Rum House (featured in the movie Birdman), Mona’s and more. Extra curricular outings include trips to enjoy the stalwart residencies of such groups as Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks and David Ostwald’s Louis Armstrong Eternity Band.
The adult camp is open to players 18+
The youth camp is for 13-17 year olds
Students may apply on trumpet, reeds, vocals, trombone, drums, bass/tuba, guitar/banjo, and piano. Financial assistance is available thanks to a successful Kickstarter Campaign with 100+ backers.
For more information and applications visit www.nyhotjazzcamp.com
Those interested in volunteering please email firstname.lastname@example.org