All-Female Summer Jazz Residency Coming to NJ
Geri Allen to serve as Artistic Director
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) is collaborating with Montclair State University on a new, All-Female Jazz Residency as part of NJPAC’s arts education offerings. The residency will be led by pianist Geri Allen, who will serve as the program’s artistic director. Held on the campus of Montclair State University, the residency is a weeklong program for students ages 14-22 from around the country.
The camp, according to a press release, “will present a unique blend of instruction and mentorship as students are taught improvisation, musicianship, jazz theory and more by Allen, Tia Fuller, Marcus Belgrave, Nicole Mitchell, Linda Oh, Carmen Lundy, Terri Lyne Carrington and some of the most respected jazz musicians in the industry.”
Students will also travel to a New York City jazz club to attend a performance by Allen and will perform onstage in a final concert at the end of the program. Students must apply to take part in the program by video, and all videos must be submitted before May 1.