Composers’ Symposium / Practice Retreat, August 12-15
Hone your writing and arranging skills or take some time for solo practice and impromptu jam sessions in an idyllic lakeside setting. Refine your original tunes with one-on-one coaching from international jazz composer greats: pianist Jean-Michel Pilc, saxophonist Kirk MacDonald, vocalist/songwriter Sienna Dahlen, and bassist/Camp Music Director Adrian Vedady.
Adult Jazz Camp, August 15-18
Polish your jazz theory and performing skills with outstanding, innovative Canadian and international jazz artists, on beautiful Lake MacDonald in the Laurentians (less than an hour’s drive from Montreal, Quebec). It’s an intensive, adult-focused learning experience for musicians of all levels in a relaxed, supportive environment.
Immerse yourself in improvisation, jazz history, composition and arranging, combo rehearsals and master classes, topped off with nightly high-energy jam sessions and exciting concerts featuring Camp participants alongside JazzWorks’ faculty of world-class jazz pros.
Pay in Canadian dollars — it’s a bargain!
Registration starts at $735 CAD ($555 USD) including tuition fees, accommodation and meals.
“[The JazzWorks Vocal Intensive Program] was probably where my dreams to become a jazz singer first took flight.” —KellyLee Evans, vocalist
“Jazz Camp is always quite rewarding, and never fails to inspire me to try harder to improve.” —Lance Schwerdfager, bassist
“It’s the highlight of my whole year! Time to focus on music I love with people who love it as much as I do. The thrill hasn’t worn oﬀ in 10 years.” —Leslie Toope, vocalist