RIJF Jazz Workshops sponsored by Wegmans
26 Gibbs St (Eastman School of Music)
Room 120 – 1st Floor
No registration is required. Attend one or more days. Open to music students of all ages.
This series of five structured jazz workshops is open to music students of all ages, providing the exceptional opportunity to play and meet, listen to and learn from professional jazz musicians performing at the festival. Hosted by Bob Sneider, Eastman School of Music Assistant Professor of Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media and Senior Instructor of Jazz Guitar, and led by five musicians performing at CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival.
Monday, June 20
Tuesday, June 21
Wednesday, June 22
Thursday, June 23
Friday, June 24
Since arriving in New York in 1982, pianist, composer, arranger and educator Michael Weiss has forged a formidable career working in the bands of jazz legends Johnny Griffin, Art Farmer, Benny Golson, George Coleman, Slide Hampton, Jimmy Heath and the Heath Brothers, Frank Wess, Charles McPherson, Jon Hendricks, Lou Donaldson, Junior Cook/...
Trumpeter Mike Kaupa has performed throughout the U.S., Europe, and Japan. From 2001 through 2005 he was a member of the faculty at the annual Seminario de Jazz, in Barcelona, Spain. On Saturday December 2nd, 2007, Mike performed at the Palau de la Musica in Barcelona. He was an interim professor of jazz trumpet at the Eastman Schoo...
Bob Sneider (Eastman School of Music Assoc Prof Jazz Guitar / Sr. Instr. Eastman Community Music School)Before joining the Eastman faculty in late 1997, Sneider toured for several years with two-time Grammy Award winner Chuck Mangione. Other notable performers with whom Sneider has performed, toured or recorded include: Nat Adderley, Joe Locke, Don...
Gene Perla brings decades of experience not only as a player but as an educator and independent label owner to the mix. He has performed with Nina Simone, Miles Davis, Don Alias, and Elvin Jones to name but a few. He has worked as an educator at Lehigh University, The Center for Media Arts and the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. ...