july, 2023

This is a repeating event

11jul(jul 11)9:00 am15(jul 15)8:00 pmVSO School of Music Summer Jazz WorkshopAt the VSO School of Music

Event Details

Unlock your creative confidence in these exuberant 5-day Jazz Workshops under the guidance of Canada’s ‘A-list’ of jazz players and instructors. All participants join a combo, participate in masterclasses for your instrument or voice, delve into practical jazz theory and history and hear how the ‘pros’ do it in a daily faculty performance. Students may attend one or both sessions.

The focus of each week will have specialist workshops on a variety of topics that may include performance anxiety, creativity, rhythms from around the world, composition, arranging and many others. These themes and topics may also be included in combo repertoire and music history classes.

Jodi Proznick

Miles Black

Bill Coon

James Danderfer

Steve Maddock

Vince Mai

Jesse Cahill

Special Faculty and Masterclass Guests Week One; Saxophonist and Composer, Shirantha Beddage.

Special Faculty and Masterclass Guests Week Two: Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble (open rehearsal) and Liam MacDonald (Brazilian polyrhythm workshop), Nebyu Yohannes (guest trombone faculty).

Daily Schedule:

9am Daily creativity warm-up or masterclass
10am Theory classes
11am Instrument masterclasses
12:15pm Lunch
1:15pm  Faculty concert / workshops
2pm Combo sessions
4pm  Big Band/Vocal Ensemble/Rhythm Section Jam
5pm End of day

Friday will include an evening Student Concert in Pyatt Hall at 6pm.



11 (Tuesday) 9:00 am - 15 (Saturday) 8:00 pm


VSO School of Music

843 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC V6B 3L4

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