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Santa Barbara City College and JALC Launch Joint Education Program

JALC’s Ted Nash will lead the 6-week summer session

Ted Nash

Santa Barbara City College is producing a new summer jazz education program, the Intensive Jazz Institute, in partnership with Jazz at Lincoln Center. The inaugural six-week session of this annual program begins June 17 and runs until through July 26. A rotating faculty will include several top jazz musicians:

• Ted Nash (Artistic Director/Saxophone)

• Steve Wilson and George Garzone (Saxophone)

• Tim Hagans, Ingrid Jensen and Jeremy Pelt (Trumpet)

• Wycliffe Gordon, Conrad Herwig and Luis Bonilla (Trombone)

• Eric Reed, Frank Kimbrough and Bill Cunliffe (Piano)

• Steve Cardenas and Doug Wamble (Guitar)

• Ben Allison, Jay Anderson and Chuck Israels (Bass)

• Clarence Penn, Allison Miller and Matt Wilson (Drums)

The program is led by Nash, a member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. The program is a product of a partnership between JALC Managing and Artistic Director Marsalis, Nash and multi-media artist Winnie Swalley.

According to a press release, “The institute will focus on preparing students who are already advanced in their field for the professional world.”

The curriculum will include improvisation, composition, arranging, small group ensembles, jazz history, weekly private lessons and big band performances. Throughout the summer, student and faculty ensembles will appear in public concerts.

Institute attendees will comprise a core group of two big bands. The institute will provide meals and housing for up to 60 students and will accept a limited number of commuter students from the Santa Barbara community. Students will be chosen by a panel of adjudicators from the faculty based on audition videos and personal statements. Applications and supplemental materials are due March 31.

For more information visit JALC Education.

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