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Medeski Martin & Wood to Host Summer Camp for Musicians

The trio Medeski Martin & Wood will host a camp for musicians of varying levels and ages from August 5-10 at Full Moon Resort in the Catskill Mountains of New York. At Camp MMW, campers will gather together for intensive workshops and seminars, deep listening, musical exploration and improvisation.

“Our camp environment should be the perfect setting for self-discovery, improvisation and interplay,” says drummer Billy Martin. “Hopefully, we’ll get students to focus and develop their own vocabulary and sound on their instruments.”

“Being a part of MMW for the past 17 years has taught me things you can’t learn in school,” says bassist Chris Wood. “I hope to pass some of that experience on to the students who come to our camp.”

At Camp MMW, a guitarist might, for example, be able to study melody with keyboardist John Medeski, or a horn player can work on mastering rhythm with drummer Billy Martin. A pianist may develop his or her groove with bassist Chris Wood. There will be special guests, group collaborations and exclusive performances by MMW.

Camp MMW runs from Tuesday, August 5th, to Sunday, August 10th, and is for musicians ages 16 and up. Space is limited to 80 students. Applicants must provide a recording of one’s work. All instruments are welcome. Applications, along with pricing and detailed instructions, are available at MMW’s website. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The deadline for submissions is May 1, 2008.

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