Straight Ahead Jazz Camp 2015

July 06 - 10, 2015 - 12:00 am

Columbia College Chicago | 1014 S. Michigan Avenue


Plan to immerse yourself in five days of innovative, hands-on sessions led by professional jazz musicians and clinicians who will educate, challenge and inspire you!


Register on site for one day passes or the full week beginning July 6.  On-line registration is closed.  Download the full brochure here.


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Special presentations this year include

Bobby Watson: Artist in Residence

Jane Bunnett and Larry Cramer: 33 years of Cuban Collaboration + Celebration

Mwata Bowden: Collective Improvisation

Maggie Brown: A Poet Sings- The Rhyme & Rhythm of Oscar Brown, Jr.

Geof Bradfield: The Roots of Jazz

Amy Mooney: Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist

Willie Pickens, Gene Barge, George Freeman, Ari Brown and Howard Mandel Panel:  A Conversation with Chicago Jazz History

Kimberly McCord: Learning to Truly Improvise: Teaching with Flexibility for Students with Disabilities

Jose Diaz and Richard Dunscomb present About that Jazz”,  a curriculum that approaches jazz education in the aural tradition

Jazz Film Screenings curated by Floyd Webb


PLUS hands on clinics in improvisation, sax and woodwind, rhythm section and brass with Pat Malinger, Willie Pickens, Bobbi Wilsyn, Victor Garcia, Audrey Morrison, Jarrard Harris and Pharez Whitted



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