Jam ‘N’ Jazz Camp 2012

Jam ‘N’ Jazz World Music Camp 2012 with David Stocker

Please check David’s latest memo about the camp

July 9-13 & July 16-20
Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 920 3rd Ave, Rockford, IL 61104 (map)

Celebrating 10 years of Good Vibrations!

7/9-7/13 World Music Camp Beginners and Juniors Ages K-12

For children interested in starting music or in their first years of instrument study. Experience group rhythm, melody and jamming. Make simple instruments & learn about the nature of vibration. Share stories about the origins of music. Find your groove at drum circles with Guest Artists and explore early Jam Band development.
Half Day 8:30 am-12:00 pm with optional afternoon pool recreation. Camp Fee $125/$150

7/16-7/20 Intermediate and Advanced Jam Band Camp Ages 12-19

For more experienced music campers with a few years or more of instrument study.
Enjoy a relaxed band experience and hands-on individual mentoring. Explore fun classic jazz jam tunes & world grooves. Develop improvisation skills and work with Alumni mentors. Professional instructors will lead clinics and small group instruction. Morning ensemble, mid-day clinics, performance opportunities and afternoon optional pool recreation or open jam.
Day Camp 8:30 am – 3:00 pm. Camp fee $175/$200

Ask about Additional Jam ‘N’ Jazz World Music Camps, Scholarships and Drum Clinics.

To Register Contact: 815-519-7599 or email originsofmusic[at]gmail[dot]com

Jam N Jazz Camp Registration Form – 2012 (PDF)

Jam N Jazz Camp 2012 Poster (PDF, 2.6MB)

Here’s what some of our alumni have said about Jam Jazz World Music Camp:

“Being a part of the camp for four years has broadened my horizons a lot. I learned how to bring melody into my solos..and how jazz comes together with world music.” – Danny Andrade, Tenor Saxophone

“Jam’ n’ Jazz Camp really helped me to develop my musical abilities and talents. I realized I could actually be a musician, not just some kid who played in the school band.” – Jim Johannsen, Baritone Saxophone, 2006 RAMI Nominee, 5 Man Trio

“I feel like I’m a better musician with more confidence because I was enjoying it, and it allowed me to explore music freely.” – Emily Pfleiderer, Flute.

A note about discounts & scholarships

We’ve never turned away anybody for lack of funds. Moms who help with transport can ask for a discount…Kids who bring a friend to register get a discount. Siblings get a discount. Older kids can help with week #1 to get a stipend or tuition reduction for week #2. In the past we have awarded over $1000 in financial assistance.

P.S. This camp is dedicated to Musa Hollins, our friend, renowned Chicago Jazz performer, teacher and co founder of the Jazz Camp.  We celebrate his life in music with our own.