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, jam sessions and performances with professional jazz artists. Summer 2020 will be Tritone’s 22nd consecutive year at Björklunden.
Tritone was co-founded by the lateFred 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, abusy 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 Staffordof 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; 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 PO Box 297, Penfield NY, 14526 | 585-377-2222| email@example.com