June 9-14, 2014
Summer Jazz Camp
Featuring Marshall Jazz Faculty
with special guest
Jeff Bair, saxophone
Greetings from Marshall University! We are busily planning this summer’s
Jazz-MU-Tazz camp. Just in case you haven’t heard about the festival, we
would like to make sure that you have the information and an application.
Jazz-MU-Tazz begins on Monday, June 9 at 9:00 a.m. in the Jomie Jazz Building.
During the camp we will have classes in jazz performance and improvisation, as
well as other relative music topics. We will also have a large “Jazz-MU-Tazz Festival Ensemble” that will perform in a finale concert (June 14) at the Pullman
Square Plaza. This is one of the summer season’s most popular concert venues.
Jazz-MU-Tazz participants have the choice of staying on campus or commuting from home. If you choose to stay in the dorm, you will be at Marshall Commons—one of the newest and most comfortable housing facilities on campus. Meals are available at the Harless Dining Room (in the same complex). School age students will be supervised by Jazz-MU-Tazz staff members and by residence hall personnel.
In addition to the daily classes, evening activities round out each day. Concerts, jam sessions, and recreational activities will make your participation at Jazz-MU-Tazz a fun-filled and valuable experience!
New This Year
Jazz-MU-Tazz is open to all student musicians from grades 7-12. Previous experience in jazz is not required. Meals and housing are available on the Marshall University campus and supervision by faculty and the counseling staff is provided at all times. Middle school musicians are encouraged to enroll as “day campers”. In addition, MU’s faculty encourages Jazz Band Directors to participate in classes geared toward professional development.
Jeffrey J. Bair
D.M.A. M.M. ,University of North Texas; B.M., Bowling Green State University. Former student of John Sampen and James Riggs. Has performed with the Texas Wind Symphony, Dallas Jazz Orchestra, East Texas Symphony, North Carolina Symphony, and The Collection Jazz Orchestra. Appearances with the show orchestras of The Temptations, Rosemary Clooney, The Four Tops, Rich Little, The Spinners, Frank Sinatra Jr., and The Platters. Recording credits include the Collection Jazz Orchestra’s international CD release “Night and Day” and Henry Johnson’s “New Beginnings” featuring Freddie Hubbard. Previously on the faculty of The University of Texas at Arlington. Mr. Bair is a Boosey & Hawkes Performing Artist.
For further information, contact:
Dr. Ed Bingham
School of Music and Theatre
Huntington, WV 25755
Applications for Jazz-MU-Tazz can be found:
Campers from the Past
Jazz-MU-Tazz Events will take place in various locations on the MU campus and in the Huntington community. Although the activities of each day differ, events will be scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily. Final details regarding specific events, and closing recitals or concerts will be sent to each participant upon registration. All participants are expected to remain for the Final Concert.
A typical week of Jazz-MU-Tazz includes classes such as jazz improvisation, jazz history and listening, big band, combos, master classes and more!
Daily social events will also be planned and guided by camp counselors.
Additional information about Music at Marshall University is available at:
All participants must provide their own musical instrument and accessories. Percussionists must provide their own sticks and mallets. The Department of Music will provide keyboard instruments and large percussion instruments. Guitar and bass performers are expected to provide their own instruments, amps and cables. Marshall University is not liable for security or insurance on personal equipment. Students are required to follow all camp rules and are forbidden to use illegal drugs, alcohol or tobacco while at camp.
Meals: $135 (optional)
Housing: $150 (optional)