Learn to Play with the Pros this summer at the Shoreline Jazz Camp

Friday, March 20, 2015

Jazz Camp performs at Jazz Walk

Learn to play with the pros at the Shoreline Jazz Camp August 3-7, 10 and 11 at Shorecrest High School. The mission of the Shoreline Jazz Camp is to provide young musicians the opportunity to learn and play with some of the region’s most accomplished teachers and performers.

The camp (open to 7th- 12th graders) will showcase the students’ hard work in two performances on August 11. The first will be an early lunch concert at Shorecrest High School at 11am, and the second at 7pm will take place at the North City Jazz Walk. Camp tuition is $330, Arts Council Members at Family Level and above get a 5% discount on tuition. 

Jazz Camp Faculty

Trumpet, Camp Director - Jim Sisko 

One of the most sought after teachers and performers in the Northwest. The Jim Sisko Quintet has been featured at countless festivals and concert venues, including the port Townsend Jazz Festival, Bumbershoot, The Art of Jazz Series, and Jazz Under the Starts. He can be heard on over 40 motion picture soundtracks, and many independent CD projects. His students are well versed in both classical and jazz styles, and are consistently recognized as some of the strongest players in the region. Jim Sisko has served as a Camp Director for jazz camps throughout the Northwest since 1998, and is currently the jazz director at the Northwest School.

Trombone - David Marriott Jr, 

An award-winning musician and educator, David is the premier jazz trombonist in the greater Seattle area. His “uncanny and imaginative playing” is the cornerstone of such ensembles as Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra, Emerald City Jazz Orchestra, Zubatto Syndicate, and The Right Wolf, as well as his own groups, Septology, Pop Culture, and Marriott Brothers Quintet.

Saxophone - Stuart MacDonald 

A Seattle native, and a graduate of Roosevelt High School. He has performed with some of the finest living jazz musicians, including Pete Christlieb, George Cables, Ingrid Jensen, and Medeski, Martin, and Wood. Stuart is a member of the Jim Knapp Orchestra, Christ Stover’s More Zero, and is the director of Roosevelt’s Jazz Band II.

Piano - Dan Kramlich 

Kramlich graduated from Western Michigan University in 2004 with a B.M. in Jazz Studies. Since returning to Seattle, Dan has quickly become one of the “first Call” pianists in the region. Kramlich is also on faculty at both Pacific Lutheran University, and Seattle Pacific University, where he teaches jazz piano. Dan also teaches private and group piano lessons at Creative Music Adventures in Seattle. He can be heard playing every Friday and Saturday night at the Pampas room in Belltown, and at various other local venues.

Bass - John Hamar 

A staple of the Northwest music scene, in high demand in multiple genres ranging from jazz to classical music. Jon performs regularly with Ernestine Anderson and the Jim Knapp Orchestra as well as many others and is active in the recording industry playing on solo projects as well as orchestral sessions for Hollywood movies and video games. Hamar holds degrees from Eastern Washington University and the Eastman School of Music and currently teaches at Central Washington University, Northwest University and Musicworks Northwest.

Drums - Matt Jorgensen 

Since moving back to Seattle in 2002, drummer Matt Jorgenson has become an integral part of the Northwest jazz scene. He is a first-call for artists visiting the West Coast having performed with Eric Alexander, Bill Mays, Steve Wilson, Joe Locke, Sam Yahel, Tim Ries and more. He frequently performs and tours with fellow Seattle musicians Thomas Marriott, Hadley Caliman, Mark Taylor and with his own group, Matt Jorgensen +451.

Guitar - Milo Petersen 

An active performer in the Pacific Northwest jazz community since the late 70s. In addition to playing with the wide array of amazing musicians in Seattle, he as performed with some of the world’s finest including Ron Eschete, Julian Priester, Joe Sample, Ernestine Anderson, Herb Ellis, Nancy King, Cedar Walton, and many more. He is one of the most respected guitar teachers in the region and has been on faculty at the Shoreline Jazz Camp since 2008.

The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to cultivate creativity and inspire our community through the arts.


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