Jazz Combo

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Jazz Combo

Jazz Combo Camps

Dive into a whole new, vibrant jazz camp program at Miller Creek Middle School this summer! Students will have the opportunity to work with three local jazz professionals to improve skills on their individual instruments while exploring jazz, blues, funk and rock music. Players will be exposed to jazz masters, composition, and improvisation. They will be divided into small combo groups of comparable skill levels, and rotated among the three instructors to focus on woodwinds, brass and rhythm section skills. At the end of the two-week session, students will perform live at the Fillmore Jazz Festival.

Instructors

Steve and Ella Steinberg - have been professional musicians and music educators for over 30 years. Mr. Steve Steinberg is the band and jazz band director for the Dixie School District and Dr. Ella Steinberg is the band and jazz band director at White Hill Middle School. They both co-teach jazz improvisation and jazz history courses at the College of Marin. 

Mike Schulist has instructed Science and Jazz Combos at Miller Creek Middle School for the last 20 years. Mr. Schulist’s combos have performed all over Marin County, and recorded ten CD’s in the studio.

Morning Combos – Entering 5th and 6th Grade

(Ages 10-12)

Includes: Exploring jazz and playing various jazz styles with improvisation in an ensemble setting.

Minimum Experience – One year of experience on your instrument, and a desire to have fun learning to play jazz!

Mon-Fri, 9:00 am – 11:30 am

2 week session: June 18 - 29

With added performance at the Fillmore Jazz Festival on June 30 or July 1.

$400

Students may sign-up for one-week only. Please register through Marinwood Community Center if registering for one week.

Register Here

Afternoon Combos – Entering 7th, 8th and 9th Grade

(Ages 11-15)

Includes: Students will dig deeper into improvisation, combo arrangements and specific instrumental techniques and their role in the group.

Minimum Experience – Two or more years of experience in a school music ensemble, the ability to read simple melodies and learn more complex melodies, and the desire to play in a jazz combo!

Mon-Fri, Noon  – 2:30 pm

2 week session: June 18 - 29

With added performance at the Fillmore Jazz Festival on June 30 or July 1.

$400

Students may sign-up for one-week only. Please register through Marinwood Community Center if registering for one week.

Register Here