Offered during the third and final week of Camp, the Jazz Residency program is for adults and advanced-level youth. Attracting marquee name talent such as Barry Harris, John Scofield and Josh Redman, the Residency program brings students and faculty together in a relaxed setting that encourages personal interaction and fosters camaraderie. Many participants return year after year, building skills and advancing their knowledge of jazz via an intensive menu of masterclasses and special presentations, along with daily practice in small combos led by SJW faculty. As with Jazz Camp, attendance at Festival concerts is included (and strongly recommended). Participants also have additional performance opportunities at the nightly CoHo Jam sessions. A celebration of jazz. Photos by Scott Chernis.
Delfeayo Marsalis is articulate in word and gesture teaching his trombone masterclass.
Faculty members Richard Davis (L) and Taylor Eigsti (R) say "hail fellow well met"!
It doesn't get better than this: SJW Faculty member Dena DeRose (at piano) accompanies a student participant in our Vocal Program.
We were honored to host NEA Jazzmaster & pianist Dr. Barry Harris. Based in NY, his jazz workshops are a popular attraction for many NYC players.
JR participant, saxophonist Grace Kelly, is already performing with artists such as Dave Brubeck & Phil Woods at jazz festivals around the world.