JHK Summer Workshop

Jazz House Kids®

Jazz House Kids Presents
JHK Summer Workshop

What a Difference Two Weeks Can Make!

  • The Jazz House Summer Workshop, (JHSW) provides the ingredients for students to become well-rounded musicians and the keys to the art of jazz performance.
  • The JHSW provides a safe environment where young musicians are mentored by an array of acclaimed faculty and visiting guest artists.
  • Together, emerging musicians learn to share and create musical bonds and memories that last a lifetime.
  • JHSW offers a separate Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong track to meet the needs of our youngest players new to jazz and instrumental music. This track includes a fun, daily physical activity component.
  • Get a leg up! JHSW offers private lessons with our acclaimed faculty - by appointment only.
  • Daily Community Concerts feature noted jazz artists and are free and open to the public.
  • After-hours student jam sessions offer an authentic jazz experience.
  • The JHSW big band overnight is as fun as it is musically uplifting.
  • The highlight of JHSW is a series of world-class concerts on stages both small and large.

Typical Daily
Schedule

Morning

  • Check-in And Warm-ups
  • Instrumental Technique
  • Theory And Imporvisation
  • Composition

Lunch Period

  • History/Listening Sessions
  • Community Concerts
  • Outdoor Activity

Afternoon

  • Small Ensembles
  • Large Ensembles

After-session

  • Individual Lessons (Optional)
  • After-Hours Jam Sessions

CHRISTIAN McBRIDE ARTISTIC CHAIR
RYAN MALONEY & TED CHUBB CAMP CO-DIRECTORS
JULIUS TOLENTINO DIRECTOR OF LARGE ENSEMBLES

SUMMER FACULTY
Trumpet: Freddie Hendrix / Ted Chubb Trombone: Mike Dease Saxophone Bruce Williams / Ed Palermo / Mike Lee Guitar Dave Stryker Piano & Composition Michele Rosewoman / Radam Schwartz / Oscar Perez Bass: Christian McBride / Andy McKee Drums: Steve Johns / Billy Hart History, Theory & Culture: Ryan Maloney / Lovett Hines Big Band: Julius Tolentino

What a Difference Two Weeks Can Make!

  • The Jazz House Summer Workshop, (JHSW) provides the ingredients for students to become well-rounded musicians and the keys to the art of jazz performance.
  • The JHSW provides a safe environment where young musicians are mentored by an array of acclaimed faculty and visiting guest artists.
  • Together, emerging musicians learn to share and create musical bonds and memories that last a lifetime.
  • JHSW offers a separate Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong track to meet the needs of our youngest players new to jazz and instrumental music. This track includes a fun, daily physical activity component.
  • Get a leg up! JHSW offers private lessons with our acclaimed faculty - by appointment only.
  • Daily Community Concerts feature noted jazz artists and are free and open to the public.
  • After-hours student jam sessions offer an authentic jazz experience.
  • The JHSW big band overnight is as fun as it is musically uplifting.
  • The highlight of JHSW is a series of world-class concerts on stages both small and large.

Apply Today!

You can apply online, by mail or in person. Registration ends May 15th
March 25 - May 15 - General Registration Deadline: $1,295
May 15 - Summer Workshop Registration Ends
June 14 - Summer Workshop Placement Auditions

Register Online or Call 973-744-2273


Big Band at Dizzy's
Clubs are where jazz was born and raised, and where it will live on forever. Our big bands rehearse each afternoon to prepare for an experience of a lifetime, performing on stage at acclaimed Dizzy's Jazz Club Coca Cola at Lincoln Center. The night is hosted by our artistic director, Christian McBride.


ASCAP Composition Track
For those ready to dig into the craft of composition, we offer an advanced custom track that focuses on the technical skills and process of composition. From musical ideas to sketches to revisions to performance, students get an insiders view of the "tools" needed and the many avenues open to today's composers.


Big Band Overnight
Woodshedding, mentorship, camaraderie and "the hang" are the main focus of our overnight session. Musicians will participate in extended rehearsals and masterclasses in preparation for the upcoming night at Dizzy's. This overnight will solidify musical friendships that will last a lifetime.


Montclair Jazz Festival
Now in its 3rd year, last year's FREE jazz festival produced by Jazz House Kids, boasted over 1000 attendees and featured more than 125 artists (professionals and students) on stage. Under the direction of multi-Grammy winner and internationally celebrated bassist Christian McBride, the festival features a star-studded line-up. Last year's headliners included jazz legends Monty Alexander and Billy Hart alongside our top faculty and tomorrow's rising stars...our students!


Louis Armstrong Track
New to jazz? Still learning your instrument? No problem. Our Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong track is designed for younger less experienced musicians that want to get started down the jazz road and playing with other musicians. Armstrong sessions are specifically designed to help musicians gain the technical fundamentals on their instruments while also giving them introductions to improvisation, listening, theory and the thrill of live performance.


Faculty & Guest Artists
In addition to our incredible core faculty that teach every day, special guests join us each week to conduct masterclasses and work with ensembles throughout the day. Past guests include: Billy Hart, Steve Turre, Steve Wilson, Christian Sands, James Burton and tap dancer Maurice Chestnut.


Small Groups in the Clubs
The "small group" is at the heart of jazz. It provides the space and freedom for musicians to improvise and explore the highest levels of creativity. Our small ensembles rehearse each day and are featured on stage at Trumpets Jazz Club in Montclair, NJ and Hat City Kitchen in Orange NJ.


Typical Daily
Schedule

Morning

  • Check-in And Warm-ups
  • Instrumental Technique
  • Theory And Imporvisation
  • Composition

Lunch Period

  • History/Listening Sessions
  • Community Concerts
  • Outdoor Activity

Afternoon

  • Small Ensembles
  • Large Ensembles

After-session

  • Individual Lessons (Optional)
  • After-Hours Jam Sessions

A World-Class Music Initiative...
In Your Own Back Yard.

Jazz House Kids Presents
JHK Summer Workshop