Letters from Camp 2 Thursday, July 07, 2011
Wow! The end of the first full day at the 2011 Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshop!
I’ve been fortunate enough to be placed in the theory class with David Baker (that’s him in the picture) and Jerry Coker’s combo. Those gentleman are two of the absolute giants in jazz education and literally wrote the book(s). It’s a real honor and the chance of a lifetime to get to work one on one with both of them.
Tomorrow promises to be more of the same… theory classes, combo rehearsals, piano classes, masterclasses, etc. One very cool thing tomorrow will be the opportunity to jam with the rhythm section instructors!
I’m afraid this blog is a bit short. It’s 11:00pm and I have reading and study to do before turning in.
The Jazz Guy