ALEX STEWART (afternoon camp director and academic class instructor) is a professor of music at UVM. He earned an M.A. in music from Manhattan School of Music and a Ph.D. from the City University of New York. He has toured, performed, and recorded with Lionel Hampton, Dizzy Gillespie, Manhattan Transfer, Ray Charles, Wynton Marsalis, and many others.
Program Components: Morning UVM Course
Latin Jazz Cultural Immersion (Ages 14+) Examine Latin Jazz from its creation by Puerto Rican, Cuban, Latino, and Anglo musicians in 1940s NYC. Focus on its historical and cultural tradition through lectures, readings, listening, and videos, and follow the development of Latin Jazz to its current form and expression.
8:45-11:45 am • Alex Stewart • Amy Tarrant Gallery at the Flynn Center • $195 (non-credit. Info on UVM credit at left] • Limit: 15
Afternoon Music Workshops (Ages 13+) Afternoon sessions inspire our students to reach new heights of creativity and proficiency, with rich opportunities to hone individual skills and master the cooperative team effort of live performance. Students work with world-renowned Arturo O’Farrill (our special guest), camp director Alex Stewart, and members of Rick Davies’ Latin ensemble-in-residence, Jazzismo.
JAZZ COMBO TRACK (for instrumentalists including percussionists): Take clinics specific to your instrument, try your hand at hand percussion, and play in a combo where you’ll learn to apply the principles and nuances of improvisation, investigate chord structure, and develop melodic creativity.
HAND PERCUSSION TRACK (for those with little or no experience as instrumentalists): Uncover the fiery beats of Latin jazz, learning the rhythmic languages of Cuba and the larger African diaspora on congas, clave, timbales, and other instruments.
12:30-5 pm • FlynnSpace & Studios • $285 (non-credit, includes performance ticket. Info on UVM credit in box at right (or above, below, etc.) • Limit: 45
Jazz Improv for Beginners (Ages 10-12) Want to join your school’s jazz band or play in a jazz combo? Work on your improvisational skills with master teacher Tony Pietricola, take a percussion workshop with Steve Ferraris, and experience an amazing guest session with world-renowned artist/educator Arturo O’Farrill. This camp even gets to perform with the older students in the big Friday concert at 4 pm.
10 am-12 pm • Flynn Studios • $135 (includes performance ticket) • Limit: 20 Recommended for students who have played for a minimum of one year.
RICK DAVIES is founder/ director of Jazzismo, the Summertime Jazz
Ensemble-in-Residence. Based in New York, Jazzismo has featured bassist Harvie Swartz, trumpeters Chocolate Armenteros and Ray Vega, and many of the finest salsa and Latin musicians. A trombonist and teacher, Davies earned his Ph.D. in jazz history from New York University. Rick Davies is also an associate professor at SUNY Plattsburgh.
TOM CLEARY was a finalist in the competitive Kennedy Center Jazz Ambassadors program and studied jazz at Hampshire College, UMass, and UVM before becoming an accomplished educator and jazz pianist. He has taught students ranging from the elementary school to college level in schools and music programs in Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Vermont.
CALVIN CROSBY is a graduate of the FlynnArts Jazz Program and is now a freelance bassist. He holds a B.A. from the Manhattan School of Music and has studied or performed with James Harvey, Jennifer Hartswick, Dave Grippo, Rufus Reid, Harvie Swartz, Jay Anderson, Barry Harris, David Baker, James Moody, Jason Moran, and others.
STEVE FERRARIS, a drummer and arts educator, has performed and taught rhythm and drumming for all ages nationally and internationally since 1985. He has been involved with the New Hampshire Council on the Arts, Very Special Arts New Hampshire, Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College, and UVM, among other institutions.
JEFF SALISBURY, drummer, has played with Albert King and Cold Blood, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Linda Tillery, and many other artists in rhythm-and-blues and jazz. A former artistic advisor for the Discover Jazz Festival, Salisbury was commissioned by the Flynn to compose and perform original percussion quartet music in 2003.
TONY PIETRICOLA taught music at Charlotte Central School for many years, and was voted the 2003 Vermont Music Educator of the Year. He has worked as a consultant to the Vermont Department of Education, plays with the Vermont Jazz Ensemble, and leads the beginner branch of the Flynn’s Summertime Jazz Program.
15 802-652-4548 or www.flynncenter.org
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