LEARN and PLAY with THE PROS!
The Mission of the Shoreline Jazz Camp is to provide young musicians the opportunity to learn and play with some of the region’s most accomplished teachers and performers. Our program creates a safe and structured learning environment, in which students of varying skill levels are able to share in the joy of playing jazz. The camp includes instruction in large and small ensembles, and a series of master classes that are designed to refine the individual’s skills and understanding of jazz.
Jazz Theory and Harmony
The Art of Solo Transcription
Ear Training…and More!
Time: 9am -3 pm daily
Location: Shorecrest High School, Performing Arts Center, 15343 25th Avenue NE, Shoreline, WA 98155.
Eligibility: Open to Middle and High School Students grades 7-12
Performances: The camp will showcase the students’ hard work in culminating performances on the last day of camp. The performance will also take place at Shorecrest High School.
Absences: Tuition adjustments for absences during the camp will not be made.
Communication and Paperwork: The Emergency Contact form, camp rules & everything you need to know about preparing for camp will be sent via email. Please make sure we have your correct summer email address at the time of registration.
Transportation: Transportation to and from the camp is the responsibility of the parent or guardian. No early drop-off or late pick-up.
Cancellation Policy: A $25 administration fee will be assessed in all cases; Prior to May 31: 100% refunded less $25; June 1 – July 15: 50% refunded less $25. No refunds after July 15.
Camp Scholarships are offered to campers who live in Shoreline & Lake Forest Park and are based on need.
JAZZ CAMP FACULTY
Trumpet, Camp Director
Jim Sisko has become one of the most sought after teachers and performers in the Northwest. The Jim Sisko Quintet has been featured at countless festivals and concert venues, including the port Townsend Jazz Festival, Bumbershoot, The Art of Jazz Series, and Jazz Under the Starts. He can be heard on over 40 motion picture soundtracks, and many independent CD projects. His students are well versed in both classical and jazz styles, and are consistently recognized as some of the strongest players in the region. Jim Sisko has served as a Camp Director for jazz camps throughout the Northwest since 1998, and is currently the jazz director at the Northwest School.
David Marriott Jr., award-winning musician and educator, is the premier jazz trombonist in the greater Seattle area. His “uncanny and imaginative playing” is the cornerstone of such ensembles as Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra, Emerald City Jazz Orchestra, Zubatto Syndicate, and The Right Wolf, as well as his own groups, Septology, Pop Culture, and Marriott Brothers Quintet.
Stuart MacDonald is a Seattle native, and a graduate of Roosevelt High School and the University of Washington. He has performed with some of the finest musicians in the jazz world, including Ingrid Jensen, George Cables, Bill Frisell, and Medeski, Martin, and Wood. Stuart is an active performer throughout the Pacific Northwest, and maintains an active private teaching studio from his Seattle home.
Dan Kramlich has established himself as one of Seattle’s most sought after performers, educators, and adjudicators. His style was informed by jazz legends Fred Hersch and Billy Hart, with whom he worked extensively while studying at Western Michigan University. Dan can be heard on many recordings by local musicians, including Steve Treseler’s “Center Song,” the Vern Sielert Dektet’s “From There to Here,” and Bernie Jacob’s “One by One.” He currently performs with his own group, the Dan Kramlich Grunge Trio, as well as the Javatown Swing Orchestra, Danny Quintero, and many others. Dan also maintains a busy teaching studio. He is currently director of jazz studies at Seattle Pacific University, and teaches privately at Creative Music Adventures in Seattle.
Jon Hamar is a staple of the Northwest music scene, in high demand in multiple genres ranging from jazz to classical music. Jon performs regularly with Ernestine Anderson and the Jim Knapp Orchestra as well as many others and is active in the recording industry playing on solo projects as well as orchestral sessions for Hollywood movies and video games. Hamar holds degrees from Eastern Washington University and the Eastman School of Music and currently teaches at Central Washington University, Northwest University, and Musicworks Northwest.
Marina Christopher is nominated as an Emerging Artist of 2017 by Earshot Jazz Magazine. Marina has deep roots in jazz, but also a long list of experience a cruise ship musician, an orchestral musician, a pit musician and a session musician. She is a sought-after teacher, clinician, and adjudicator for several jazz education organizations. She teaches jazz band at Washington Middle School, combos at Jazz Night School, and several classes at Seattle JazzEd. She has taught at several jazz camps, including the camps at Musicworks, SoundArt and her alma mater, Central Washington University. She is currently accepting new bass students into her private studio.
Matt Jorgensen. Since moving back to Seattle in 2002, drummer Matt Jorgenson has become an integral part of the Northwest jazz scene. He is a first-call for artists visiting the West Coast having performed with Eric Alexander, Bill Mays, Steve Wilson, Joe Locke, Sam Yahel, Tim Ries and more. He frequently performs and tours with fellow Seattle musicians Thomas Marriott, Hadley Caliman, Mark Taylor and with his own group, Matt Jorgensen +451.
Milo Petersen has been an active performer in the Pacific Northwest jazz community since the late 70s. In addition to playing with the wide array of amazing musicians in Seattle, he has performed with some of the world’s finest including Ron Eschete, Julian Priester, Joe Sample, Ernestine Anderson, Herb Ellis, Nancy King, Cedar Walton, and many more. He is one of the most respected guitar teachers in the region and has been on faculty at the Shoreline Jazz Camp since 2008.