Directed by Kim Richmond
A learning and growing jazz experience for grown-ups: A JAZZ CAMP in a beautiful wooded lakeside setting of Northern Wisconsin. For this year 2019, the dates were May 15 to May 18, from Wednesday evening to Saturday night.
Aspiring students of jazz from college age to seniors were welcome. Younger students are accepted if they accompanied by parent, guardian or other responsible adult.
In 2018, we had 24 students. It was a great session, with many of our regulars, but also some new students joined us. Some of our jazz family of students and faculty donated some of their material, and we played quite a few of the new pieces.
|A faculty of jazz professionals teach instrumental/vocal master classes, improvisation, jazz listening (how to listen, and who to listen to, old and new), modern jazz combo and big band playing, with concerts each night (open to the public) where advanced students sit in with the professionals.
A major “perk” is students hanging out with the faculty at meals and at the bar, story sessions (ie. about the big bands), and jam sessions.The students can be players or non-players (auditors). No prior expertise is required. A spouse or other family member who is not a student is welcome to stay free with the student and to take advantage of a special discounted meal package.
The enjoyment of the resort facilities, pool, and surrounding woods and water are an important part of the Holiday Acres experience. This will be an intimate event with 25-30 students maximum.
Many thanks to Michael Clipson for devising this website, and teaching Kim how to use it.