In-Person Combo Classes
This year we are offering a blend of online and in-person components that features lessons, coaching sessions, and master classes with our South Delta Jazz Festival Faculty for students age 15 to adult. Limited enrollment by audition. Hosted at the “Red Barn” on the Southlands property in Tsawwassen BC.
August 3 – 7, 2021
Over the course of the week, there will be typically four online sessions each day that online participants will participate in
These will include:
- access to play-along tracks with the faculty rhythm section on all the workshop tunes.
- repertoire classes
- Daily Help Sessions
To apply for this year’s Jazz Workshop please go to the Workshop application form
Participants will work with play-along rhythm section tracks recorded by our Jazz Festival faculty. We will provide written charts and other resources for these tracks. These workshop selections will be used on our Repertoire classes.
Each day there will be at least one masterclass topic for all the participants of the online workshop. These cover a variety of topics including beginning to advanced jazz theory, jazz history, transcribing & analyzing tunes, solo strategy, and more for all instruments.
Our faculty team will lead you through our camp workshop selections and provide you with specific instructions, tips, and coaching on how to play and solo on each track.
There will be scheduled online sessions where participants can ask the faculty questions, or seek additional guidance.
This program gives musicians of all levels the opportunity to explore and deepen their understanding of jazz improvisation and advance their practical ability in the context of ensemble performance. Vocals and all instruments are welcome! This year the in-person workshop is open to students 15 years and older as well as adults.
Due to public health restrictions, only one combo class will be scheduled at any time at the Southlands Red Barn. There will be limited enrolment, and participants will be assigned to a combo determined by video audition.
Combo 1 – August 10 – 14th
(9:30 am – 4:30 pm)
Combo 2 – August 17 – 21st
(9:30 am – 4:30 pm)
Combo 3 – August 10 – 20th
(6 – 8 pm)
Each combo will receive the same amount/type of classroom time/faculty instruction, as well as access to all online program components). Each combo will conclude their schedule with a performance in the classroom (without an audience) that will be recorded for online streaming, at a later date, in a festival showcase.
To apply for this year’s Jazz Workshop please fill out the Jazz Workshop application form
Join us at Southlands
Our in-person combo rehearsals will be held at the Red Barn (pictured in the background) on the Southlands Development in Tsawwassen BC. The Barn is a modern new facility that will allow us to rehearse in a safe. socially distanced environment while observing all Covid related protocols
Each day we will be hosting Online Virtual masterclasses. The attending combo will watch this together in class with the attending faculty on a big-screen TV (allowing for physical distancing), while the non-attending combo classes will be able to participate.
In-person combo sessions
Each combo will rehearse in-person with coaching from one of our faculty over 8 two-hour sessions in total, as per their individual combo schedule.
Each Day at Noon there will be a live-streamed concert featuring our Workshop faculty.