As the Brubeck Institute’s UK partner, NYJO is delighted to announce that following a competitive audition, three talented young musicians from the UK have been selected to take part in this year’s Brubeck Institute Summer Jazz Colony in Stockton, California. The chosen students are:
The Summer Jazz Colony is a one-week, intensive jazz summer school for exceptionally talented students aged 16-19. They are selected by video audition from the UK, United States, Australia and beyond to study with Brubeck Institute faculty, guest artists and tutors. They will spend their week enjoying combo rehearsals, masterclasses, private instruction, classes in jazz theory & advanced jazz improvisation, and seminars on the music of Dave Brubeck & other topics. Colonists will participate in numerous jam sessions, and perform in an end-of-course concert.
All of our UK students have to fundraise towards their place at the colony, with many choosing to crowdfund, put on fundraising gigs and more. Two students have been quick off the mark setting up their crowdfunding pages (see links above). Keep your eye out on NYJO social media in the coming weeks for links to all of the colonists’ fundraising pages if you want to help them make the most of this terrific opportunity. We are also grateful to the Eranda Foundation for their additional financial support.
Each year, NYJO also contributes a UK tutor to the Summer Jazz Colony, which this year will be renowned British saxophonist and composer Tim Garland. Aside from his many performing and composition accolades, Tim has been a research professor in new music styles at both Newcastle University and The Royal Northern College Of Music, and a regular visiting professor at The Royal Academy Of Music London. He has led workshops around the world and been visiting artist at Leeds College of Music and Oriel College Oxford amongst others.
Congratulations Harrison, Anmol and Luca, and thanks to everyone who auditioned – the competition was fierce this year! Keep your eyes peeled for news of how they got on when they return from the colony in August.