Jazz Workshop 2021



Option 1:
Online Workshop

This year we are offering for the first time an Online Jazz Workshop experience to students age 12 to adults where each student will have access to online coaching, masterclasses, repertoire classes, and more!

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Option 2:
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.

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Option 1:
Workshop Online


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
  • Masterclasses
  • Daily Help Sessions
    Early Bird – price $395.00

To apply for this year’s Jazz Workshop please go to the Workshop application form

Online Faculty:
Len Aruliah,
Rob Kohler, Stephen Robb,
Brad Muirhead

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workshop brochures



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The Red Barn at Southlands

Play-along tracks

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.

Repertoire Sessions

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.


Help Sessions

There will be scheduled online sessions where participants can ask the faculty questions, or seek additional guidance.


Option 2:
Combos In-person

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 (Ladner)
(9:30 am – 4:30 pm) (limted availability)


Combo 2 – August 10 – 14th (Southlands)
(9:30 am – 4:30 pm) (limited availability)


Combo 3 – August 17 – 21st (Southlands)

(9:30 – 4:30 pm) (limited availability)


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. 

Early Bird Price – $495.00


In-person Faculty:
Brad Muirhead, Stephen Robb

Online masterclasses with
Len Aruliah, Bernie Arai,  Rob Kohler, 
Ed Orgill, and John Stowell

To apply for this year’s Jazz Workshop please fill out the Jazz Workshop application form

application form


workshop brochures

Join us at Southlands

Our in-person combo rehearsals will be held at the Red Barn 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.


Faculty Concerts

Each Day at Noon there will be a live-streamed concert featuring our Workshop faculty.