Delfeayo Marsalis, a Grammy Award winner and National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master, has been announced as the Master Clinician for USC ColaJazz Camp on July 15-16, 2017.
Marsalis is one of the top trombonists, composers and producers in modern jazz music. He is known for his “technical excellence, inventive mind and frequent touches of humor…” according to Leonard Feather, of the Los Angeles Times. Philip Elwood of the San Francisco Examiner calls him “…one of the best, most imaginative and musical of the trombonists of his generation.” Delfeayo and the Marsalis family (father Ellis and brothers Branford, Wynton and Jason) earned the nation’s highest jazz honor – a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Award, in January of 2011.
This is the first annual USC ColaJazz Camp, and will be held at the University of South Carolina School of Music. Camp instructors include acclaimed jazz educators, recording artists, and touring musicians. Players and teachers of all levels and ages are welcome to attend.
In addition to Marsalis, USC ColaJazz Camp will also feature clinician Bert Ligon, Director of Jazz Studies at the University of South Carolina. Ligon earned his Bachelor of Music and his Master of Music in jazz piano performance and arranging from the University of North Texas. Ligon has published several books including, Jazz Theory Resources Vol. 1 & 2, Connecting Chords with Linear Harmony, and Comprehensive Technique for the Jazz Musician.
Also joining Marsalis & Ligon as clinicians are an impressive line up of Midlands jazz greats, including ColaJazz founder, trumpeter & composer Mark Rapp, saxophonist Brian Borgstedt, drummer Jay Ware, guitarist Amos Hoffman, saxophonist Robert Gardner, singer Lauren Meccia, bassist Mike Frost, and more.
Students can register now for ColaJazz Camp online at www.colajazz.com. Early registration is $170 and ends June 28th. After that, registration will be $200.