Music City Jazz Sessions, Summer 2021

Welp, I was hoping to have NJWcamp back in action for this summer, but the pandemic isn’t far enough in our rearview mirror to hold it safely. As much as I miss getting together with everyone to play music together, I know that we are inching closer to that day. In the meantime, I’m excited that we can hold two more virtual intensives for jazz enthusiasts!

Summer Camp 2021

This is our entry level class, good for students of all ages with any experience level. We take macro and micro looks at jazz, dissecting the who, what, how, and why.
MCJS – Summer Camp 2021 is scheduled for the week of June 21st. We’ll meet from 10 – 11 each morning to cover the fundamentals of learning jazz, including topics
-How to listen
-The blues scale
-Arpeggios and chords
-Bass lines
-How to learn tunes

Our musical studies include analysis of recordings by Miles Davis, Lou Donaldson, Horace Silver, Art Blakey, Cannonball Adderley, Herbie Hancock, Dexter Gordon, Gene Ammons, Kenny Burrell, Sonny Clark, Ornette Coleman, and more!

…and if you want more, our second MCJS virtual intensive will be

Famous Groove Tunes & Solos of the 1960s

MCJS – Groove Tunes is scheduled for the week of July 12th. We’ll meet from 10 – 11 each morning to analyze the song structure and improvised solos of some of jazz’s most famous groove tunes.

  • Watermelon Man from Takin’ Off by Herbie Hancock
    – Freddie Hubbard, Dexter Gordon
  • Alligator Bogaloo from Alligator Bogaloo by Lou Donaldson
    – Lou Donaldson, George Benson
  • Cornbread from Cornbread by Lee Morgan
    – Lee Morgan, Hank Mobley
  • The Sticks from Mercy Mercy Mercy by Cannonball Adderley
    – Nat Adderley, Cannonball Adderley
  • Freedom Jazz Dance from The In Sound by Eddie Harris
    – Eddie Harris


1. Fill out the online application (approx 3 minutes)
2. Pay $125 tuition via Square

Summer Camp 2021
Groove Tunes
3. Put the class on your calendar

Summer Camp 2021 – June 21-25
Groove Tunes – July 12-16
4. Start listening to your class playlist
Summer Camp 2021 

Groove Tunes

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