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Interplay Workshops Offer Holistic Jazz Education

“A weeklong holistic jazz workshop that incorporates meditation, yoga, and tai chi to enhance creativity” is how camp director Fred Haas (pictured) describes the innovative Interplay experience.

“Our approach engages the whole mind, body and spirit of the students and teachers as well,” Haas continues in a press release. Since the conception of the workshop 10 years ago, Interplay has grown from 18 students and seven faculty members in 1996 to close to 100 students and over 20 faculty members this year. In order to reduce the size of each session and maintain a more intimate atmosphere, Interplay is holding three separate workshops July 22-Aug. 5, located at the Endicott College campus in seaside Beverly, Mass. Beginning & Intermediate Improvisers runs July 22-25, the Jazz Vocal Workshop will be held July 26-29, and Intermediate & Advanced Improvisers runs July 30-Aug. 5.

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