Sessions Offered From
July 15th to August 2nd, 2013
in its 17th year, the Twin Cities Jazz Workshop is one of the most
established summer music programs in the metro area. Students play
their instruments as part of small jazz combos that meet for three
hours each day over the course of a one-week session. They receive
instruction from a top-notch faculty of jazz professionals whose credits
include international tours, numerous CDs, and several major awards.
Each workshop session concludes with a Saturday afternoon student
concert and live recording at Minnesota’s premier jazz venue,
The Dakota Jazz Club on Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis.
. . While being tuned into the fundamentals
of the jazz tradition, workshop attendees learn a repertoire that
ranges from swing classics to Latin jazz. Importantly, the workshop
strives to create a setting that is not only informative, but also
both inspiring and fun. Students learn a lot and laugh a
lot. Besides improving their own musical skills as individuals, they
also meet other young jazz musicians and have a great opportunity
to make new friends and connections- many young jazz groups have been
formed by students who first met playing in a combo at the workshop.
. . Since 1996, hundreds of aspiring
musicians have studied at the jazz workshop. In anonymous student
surveys taken over ten years, 98% of past workshop students said they
would recommend the program to a friend. The Workshop has received
support from numerous organizations including The Metropolitan Regional
Arts Council, The Minneapolis Arts Commission, The Dakota Foundation for Jazz
Education and The McKnight Foundation.
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the program and how to sign up!
Morning and afternoon sessions of the Workshop will meet
at The Blake School's
Northrup Campus, centrally located next to the Walker Arts
Center and Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. This is an excellent facility
with air conditioning, tuned pianos, and lots of space for up and coming
For more information please contact Director Doug Little at firstname.lastname@example.org.