The 24th annual Janice Borla Vocal Jazz Camp and "Hot Jazz-6 Cool Nites" concert series will be held at North Central College.
The Janice Borla Vocal Jazz Camp will provide a unique educational experience for aspiring jazz vocalists in an intensified, one-week course of study and skills development conducted by a faculty of professional performing and recording artists.
Participants usually range in age and background from high school and college students to adult professional vocalists and jazz educators.
The curriculum is designed specifically for the solo jazz vocalist.
Daily activities will include workshops in jazz improvisation, performance styles and techniques and solo performance preparation. There will also be artist master classes, vocal jazz history and music theory.
Nightly faculty artist concerts, informal student jam sessions, and a final concert featuring each participant performing with the staff rhythm section will also be included.
The camp will open to those ages 14 and up. Housing and meals will be available for an additional $300.
Participants must enroll by June 1.
Featured vocal staff artists will include Janice Borla, Jay Clayton and Suzanne Pittson, all of whom are acclaimed jazz vocalists.
Staff camp will include jazz trumpeter Art Davis; and the Dan Haerle Trio, comprised of pianist Dan Haerle, bassist Bob Bowman and drummer Jack Mouse.
Activities wil include the "Hot Jazz-6 Cool Nites," an evening concert series featuring camp faculty artists that will be open to the general public. The concerts will take place at Meiley-Swallow Hall.
The faculty artists series will open July 21 and be held July 23 to 26. It will feature a different combination of artists each night. It will conclude July 27 with a concert featuring all of the camp participants and the faculty rhythm section.
This year's concerts will be presented in the College's theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St. The faculty artist series opens on Saturday, July 21, and continues Monday through Thursday, July 23-26, featuring a different combination of artists each evening. The series concludes on Friday, July 27 with a concert featuring all of the camp participants performing with the faculty rhythm section.