All That Jazz

Peter Smyser with a studentClose on the heels of the July Jazz Getaway comes Moravian’s first Summer Youth Jazz Camp this week.

The Getaway’s 10th season, which was last week, featured Nuyorican percussionist Bobby Sanabria and Quarteto Aché, working with non-professional adult musicians who wanted the experience of playing with the pros.

The jazz camp is designed for students with professional aspirations, and there are 25 of them in the charter camp. They come from schools in eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey and range from junior high to high school musicians.

The faculty includes Dave Roth, piano and camp director; Paul Rostock, bass; and Lou Lanza, voice, all artist-lecturers of the Moravian music faculty. Guest artists are Pete Smyser, guitar, and Larry McKenna, tenor sax, a frequent duo; and the Nelson Hill Trio of Hill, alto sax; Craig Kastelnik, Hammond B3 organ; and Gary Rissmiller, drums. Bill Goodwin had been advertised as a camp instructor, but he’s touring Japan with Phil Woods.

Camp events, open to the public, include a 10:30 a.m. performance Thursday by the Nelson Hill Trio and a 6:30 p.m. concert Friday by the campers. Both are in Foy Concert Hall. Information: Ext. 1650.

July 16, 2002

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All That Jazz
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