The University of Manitoba Jazz Camp - 2016

Jazz Camp
August 14 - 20, 2016

A jazz experience for all ages:
Junior and Senior High School and University Students, Instrumental and Vocal Musicians, and Music Educators with an interest in Jazz

Who Should Attend? | Instrumental | Scholarships | T-Shirts | Concert Tickets
| For Further Information | Parking | Residence


Please check back for more information about how to register for the 2016 University of Manitoba Jazz Camp.

Who Should Attend?

 The University of Manitoba Jazz Camp strives to foster the growth and development of jazz skills. Enrolment is open to anyone with an interest in furthering their jazz performance skills. Junior and senior high students, university students, jazz musicians and music educators are all encouraged to attend.

The camp will strive to achieve an instructor/student ratio of 1:10 to ensure a personalized experience for every participant.


Learning is based on the small ensemble setting. Students will work on the concept of rhythmic interaction, dynamic interplay, and call and response. Students will likewise develop improvisation techniques while building their jazz repertoire. Chord symbols, song form, chord progressions, and ear training will be covered.

  • Bass players will receive a comprehensive bass line construction method to take home with them.
  • Pianists will get instruction on rhythmic composing.
  • Drummers and all rhythm section players will receive instruction on the proper performance of the ‘two’ feel and Afro-Cuban ‘son montunos’.


Vocalists will be grouped together to focus on the skills and concepts essential for the solo jazz singer, and will perform as soloists with an experienced rhythm section. They will work on the skills and concepts that a jazz vocalist needs to master:

  • communicating with a rhythm section
  • repertoire
  • improvisation
  • choosing keys
  • intros and endings


Six $150.00 scholarships courtesy of University of Manitoba, Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music and Summer Session.  In addition, three $150.00 scholarships will be awarded at the Brandon Jazz Festival.


The 2016 Jazz Camp t-shirts are offered both in men and women's fit. T-shirts are $10 each and are available to order when you register or with the  

Concert Tickets

The 2016 Jazz Camp Faculty in Concert will be at the Winnipeg Art Gallery Muriel Richardson Auditorium. Featuring: Steve Kirby (bass), Quincy Davis (drums), Derrick Gardner (trumpet), Will Bonness (piano), Jon Gordon (saxophone), and Anna-Lisa Kirby (vocals). (subject to change)

Tickets areavailable to order when you register or online up to the concert date (subject on availability).


For visitor parking information on campus, please visit Parking Service.


For summer accommodation information, please visit Student Residences

For further information

 For information on registration, fees and withdrawals contact:

Jennifer Riddell (204) 474-8019
Toll free in Canada 1-888-216-7011 ext. 8019



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