|In Drum Set at Jazz Camp, Band Camp for Grownups, you will be joining one of our 8 bands. If you join one of our 3 big bands, you will be playing in a section with other players performing the music of Basie, Ellington, Kenton, Marsalis, Gillespie, McConnell and more. If you join one of our smaller bands, the octet or nonet, you will be playing great charts by the masters. The Bands Rehearse every day in the morning and the evening each for 2 1/2 hours. You will also be participating in section rehearsals every afternoon for about an hour.Our drum set (drumkit) guest artist is Bill Reynolds, a long time jazz drummer on the Boston scene as well as a faculty member in the jazz program at the University of Connecticut. Of particular note, Bill Reynolds played in the band that appeared in the movie “Eight Men Out”. Drum Set at Jazz Camp has its own Hollywood star!
As a drummer at Jazz Camp you can also attend our jazz improvisation workshops taught by Jerry Bergonzi. Jerry is a world renowned tenor saxophonist, has written 6 books on jazz improv applicable to ALL instruments. His books include, Melodic Structures, Pentatonic Scales, BeBopScales and Jazz Rhythms.
Bill Reynolds will be coaching you individually during rehearsals, working with you during rhythm section rehearsals, teaching a drum set (drumkit) workshop and offering private lessons.
Special First Timer Pricing for Drummers
First time Drummers at Jazz Camp can attend for $1,429.00 (musician shared room), $1,679.00 (musician private room) or $999.00 (musician commuter*) at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick, RI. Regular price for a shared room is $1,499.00. This offer cannot be combined with any other offers or promotions and applies to first time drummers only.
Special offer expires 10/31/17 and is subject to availability.
* Commuter price includes the program, breaks and dinner. It does not include breakfast or lodging.