Learn from the pros!
The Evergreen Jazz Festival’s annual Student Clinic affords the budding musician a rare opportunity to learn jazz theory and technique from some of the most accomplished musicians in the world, all of whom have appeared in the Festival. They are internationally known and have a strong desire to share their knowledge and love of traditional jazz.
Thursday, July 26th, 10am - 5pm
Evergreen Christian Church (one of our Festival venues)
Morning and afternoon sessions begin with a short faculty jam session followed by breakout instruction on each instrument and concluding with combo instruction and rehearsals. An Honor Band will be selected to rehearse and participate in a short performance the following day at the annual Jazz Educational Concert. Those individuals will need to be available from 9:30 am - 2:30 pm on Friday, July 27th.
To Register For Student Clinic Fill Out The Form Below:
Bill Clark - leader of the Queen City Jazz Band
Dr. Ed Cannava - 2017 Colorado Music Educators Association Hall of Fame Inductee
Trumpet: Kevin Bollinger - Queen City Jazz Band, Charlie Smith - Your Father’s Mustache Band
Trombone: Eric Staffeldt - Queen City Jazz Band
Reeds: Dennis Lichtman - The Brain Cloud
Piano: Brian Holland - Holland-Coots Jazz Quintet, Hank Troy - Queen City Jazz Band
Banjo/Guitar: Mike McCullough - After Midnight
Tuba: Bill Clark - Queen City Jazz Band
Bass: Gary Sloan - Joe Smith and The Spicy Pickles Jazz Band
Drums: Danny Coots - Holland-Coots Jazz Quintet, Tony Pantellis - Queen City Jazz Band
Vocal: Wende Harston - Queen City Jazz Band
♫ Full-day session features seven hours of instruction, with lunch provided.
♫ Group instruction for each instrument.
♫ Enrollment fee of $50 includes full weekend Festival pass and is valued at over $200.
♫ Scholarship aid available (see contact information below).
♫ Open to musicians of Intermediate and Advanced ability of all ages 14 and older. Middle school students welcome with recommendation from instructor.
♫ Breakout instruction groups for trumpet, trombone, clarinet, saxophone, guitar, banjo, piano, tuba, bass, drums and vocal.
♫ Solo, improvisation and combo instruction.
♫ Lead sheets provided in advance.