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Directed by Kim Richmond & Kimberly Ford
at Holiday Aces Resort, Rhinelander, Wisconsin



This year 2024, the event was Wednesday evening May 15 to Saturday night May 18

It was an intimate camp in its 18th year, with  of 30 students (a record number) and 8 faculty.

A learning and growing jazz experience for grown-ups: a JAZZ MUSIC CAMP in a beautiful wooded lakeside setting of Northern Wisconsin. . 

Aspiring students of jazz from college age to seniors are always welcome. Younger students are accepted if they accompanied by parent, guardian or other responsible adult. 

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.                  
Kimberly Ford, Vocals

Kimberly Ford

A major “perk” is students hanging out with the faculty at meals and at the bar, story sessions (i.e. 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.

Kim Richmond


Many thanks to Michael Clipson for devising this website, and teaching Kim how to use it.