PRESENTING THE INAUGURAL
Jazz Rhythm Section Intensive online camp!
Many summer music camps have cancelled due to Covid-19, so we want to bring learning and performing music into your home.
This is a completely new, interactive online rhythm section workshop specifically crafted to help young rhythm section players improve their technique, understand new ways to actively listen to fellow musicians, and expand their abilities as musicians and instrumentalists. We will be focusing on the way in which the piano, bass, and drums work as a team within the music.
What is the Rhythm Section?
Pianists, bassists, and drummers make up the rhythm section in a typical jazz trio or ensemble.
Guitar, vibraphone, and percussion are also considered rhythm section instruments and are welcome to attend, although for this course we are focusing on our area of expertise - the piano trio.
Who is this For?
College and high school music students age 13 and up who have been playing their instruments for 12 months or more, and have jazz ensemble experience.
Rhythm section musicians who want to further improve their group awareness, and jazz performance skills.
Why Choose JRSI?
TAUGHT BY PROFESSIONALS WITH REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCE
The Jazz Rhythm Section Intensive (JRSI) is being taught by a professional working rhythm section: Dan Schnelle on drums, Josh Nelson on piano, Alex Boneham, on bass. Together they have recorded and toured worldwide as the Josh Nelson Trio, in addition to working as a rhythm section for a range of prominent artists.
Having actively worked for many years in a trio format, we will draw on real-world experience to discuss various aspects of what it means to play and engage individually, and in a larger ensemble.
With space limited to only 5 musicians per instrument, each student will get individualized attention and learning time.
ORIGINAL PRACTICE MATERIALS
The Trio will create original play-a-long recordings specifically for this camp to work on different aspects of playing in a rhythm section. The students will work with these recordings throughout the week, and keep their recordings after the camp.
How It Works
The JRSI will be a 5 day long intensive camp with daily sessions covering technique, ear-training and listening skills, musicianship classes, master-classes, and individual lessons.
There will be approximately 3-4 hrs of interactive class time for every student each day. We will also utilize recording technology to create play-a-long tracks for the students to practice and record with, and to share with fellow attendees throughout the week.
The classes will take place over Zoom and will be spaced throughout the day, allowing time in between for practicing new concepts, as well as ample time to get away from the computer to stretch, eat, and go outside.
Program Dates & Tuition
July 27 - July 31, 2020
August 3 - August 7, 2020
Both camps will cover similar material.
We are committed to keeping the cost of this camp reasonable. Your tuition will go towards paying the artists, as well as costs for technology and preparation of tracks. Payment in full is required to register, and there are no refunds after registration.
TUITION: $500. Sign up by July 1st for a $50 discount!
To ensure the experience runs smoothly for all attendees, we ask that each participant has a minimum level of jazz ensemble experience. Each applicant should submit one video link to a performance of a jazz standard or blues with their application. The video does not need to be professional quality and can be solo, or with an ensemble.
If you have any questions regarding the audition requirements, feel free to reach out.