Jazzcamp is held at The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) which is a faculty of Edith Cowan University, located at 2 Bradford street Mount Lawley.
Jazz Camp is tailored towards students aged 11-18 and held annually in the first week of the July school holidays. The 2016 JazzNOW! Jazz Camp is now open for online registrations but places are limited with only 50 spots available for students. This 2016 Jazzcamp Tutors are Penny King (voice), Robbie Bresland (trumpet), Blake Phillips (trombone), Dan Hart (saxophone), Freddie Grigson (guitar), Russell Holmes (piano), Daniel Susnjar (drums) and Nick Abbey (bass).
Jazz Camp (a non-residential ‘camp’) consists of a series of clinics, master classes, performances and jam sessions delivered by some of Australia’s finest jazz performers and educators. Students will get the chance to perform together in small and large ensembles, improve their technique on their chosen instrument, learn about and experiment with jazz improvisation as well as meet other young aspiring jazz musicians from metropolitan and regional schools across WA.
Students will also get information about auditioning for WAAPA and WAYJO, if that’s what they’re aspiring to, otherwise it is simply a fantastic opportunity to learn, play and have fun with jazz music and improvisation.
Jazzcamp has been running annually since its inception in 2001 and many Jazzcamp alumni have gone on to graduate from the WAAPA jazz program and establish successful musical careers in Australia and around the world. JAZZWA and JazzNOW! would like to acknowledge and thank the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) as a key sponsor of the JazzNOW! Jazz Camp.
The cost is $495 per student (for payments made before Friday June 24th 2016)
To register for Jazzcamp 2016, please do so via the online form at jazzwa.com