Enjoy a high-quality, fun, engaging experience for adult jazz musicians and singers of all levels, from beginner to semi-pro. The week’s musical activities include playing and performance opportunities in combos and large ensembles, jazz master classes, jazz improvisation/theory classes, special-topics sessions, individual lessons, open jam sessions and performances with professional jazz artists. Summer 2019 will be Tritone’s 21st consecutive year at Björklunden.
Tritone was co-founded by the late Fred Sturm ’73, Kimberly Clark Professor of Music and director of jazz studies at the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music. It is now run by co-founder Bob DeRosa, a marketing communications consultant and busy part-time bassist in upstate New York. Faculty includes legendary guitarist Gene Bertoncini, recording artist and veteran of the Benny Goodman Orchestra and the NBC Tonight Show Band; trumpeter Terell Stafford of NYC’s Village Vanguard Orchestra and director of jazz studies at Temple University; pianist John Harmon ’57, D.F.A ‘05, Lawrence jazz director from 1971 to 1974; drummer Zach Harmon, a busy freelancer and graduate of the Thelonious Monk Jazz Institute; vocalist Janet Planet, Lawrence instructor of music and renowned Wisconsin jazz/pop vocal soloist; saxophonist Tom Washatka, a busy sideman, producer, and recording engineer; bassist Ike Sturm, music director for the jazz ministry at Manhattan’s Saint Peter’s Church (the “Jazz Church”) and a busy freelance bassist in NYC; jazz and classical vocalist Misty Sturm; trombonist Dean Sorenson, director of jazz at the University of Minnesota; and pianist/composer/arranger Rod Blumenau, freelance jazz artist in upstate New York.
To register, contact Bob DeRosa at Tritone Jazz Fantasy Camps
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