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Alumni News! September 24, 2009

Filed under: Instrumental Jazz Camp 2009 — brittinstitute @ 7:21 pm

Instrumental Jazz Camp alum from 2005, Michael Byrne, has joined Smashing Pumpkins as their permanent drummer.  Most excellent!

http://www.oregonlive.com/music/index.ssf/2009/09/beaverton_19yearold_goes_from.html

 

… and all that jazz August 24, 2009

Filed under: Instrumental Jazz Camp 2009 — brittinstitute @ 8:38 pm

If you’d like to listen to (or download) the Jazzed About Jazz concert, this link will get you there:  http://www.4shared.com/dir/9428336/6d681e66/Britt_Instrumental_Jazz_Camp_2009.html

 

The original recording was not broken down by tracks, so you need to listen through to find more specific tunes or combos — but it’s all there and it sounds really good!

 

Thank you to Jill Dillon for these photos from the Jazzed About Jazz Concert!

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More concert photos… an evening to remember July 8, 2009

Filed under: Instrumental Jazz Camp 2009 — brittinstitute @ 7:30 pm

Photos by Josh Morell, Image This Photography (www.imagethisphoto.com)

 

Says it all….

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photo by Josh Morell, Image This Photography (www.imagethisphoto.com)

photo by Josh Morell, Image This Photography (www.imagethisphoto.com)

 

Kai Sandoval… no pressure, huh?

Filed under: Instrumental Jazz Camp 2009 — brittinstitute @ 6:04 pm
Botti compares Kai's trumpet to his own

Botti compares Kai's trumpet to his own.

Before Kai played for Botti, he asked Joelle, "Should I think of this more like an important audition or a casual lesson?" To which Joelle replied, "Think of it as an important lesson."

Before Kai played for Botti, he asked Joelle, "Should I think of this more like an important audition or a casual lesson?" To which Joelle replied, "Think of it as an important lesson."

 

Chris Botti master class – great pics

Filed under: Instrumental Jazz Camp 2009 — brittinstitute @ 5:54 pm

These great photos (above and below) were taken by Josh Morell of Image This Photography (www.imagethisphoto.com)

Backstage with Chris Botti

Backstage with Chris Botti

Botti's answer to the question, "What do you do when you practice?"

Botti's answer to the question, "What do you do when you practice?"

 

Jazzed About Jazz concert July 7, 2009

Filed under: Instrumental Jazz Camp 2009 — brittinstitute @ 5:59 pm

These are just two of the beautiful photos send to me by Wesley Wade’s dad:

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Other photos July 6, 2009

Filed under: Instrumental Jazz Camp 2009 — brittinstitute @ 9:47 pm

Here are some random shots from various moments.  There are also some very nice pics of the Jazz In The Vineyard event on the Britt Blog.  Also Krissy Rowen posted some great photos of the Jazzed About Jazz concert on the Britt Institute page on Facebook.  

 

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Jazz In The Vineyards

Filed under: Instrumental Jazz Camp 2009 — brittinstitute @ 9:12 pm

Here are some images of the Jazz In the Vineyard evening at the EdenVale Winery.  It was a lovely event, sitting out in the pleasant courtyard of EdenVale, surrounded by the spreading fields,  enjoying the evening breeze and setting sun… and of course the splendid music of the Dana Landry Septet.IMG_0367IMG_0368

 

gone but not forgotten….

Filed under: Instrumental Jazz Camp 2009 — brittinstitute @ 6:57 pm
Saturday afternoon sound check in the sweltering sun

Saturday afternoon sound check in the sweltering sun

Hi, it’s Susan — Britt Education Assistant — and I’m sorry I haven’t gotten back here sooner to update the blog with some new pictures from the Instrumental Jazz Camp.  Once I got back into the office there was a ton of stuff to get caught up on.   (I know, I know… dangling preposition there.)

Anyway, in retrospect, I just want to say that it was a great week.  I loved sitting in the Jacksonville School office listening to the music from the different rooms seeping out into the hallways, mingling there.  And seeing the musicians and the faculty come and go, clutching music, grabbing a snack, talking talking talking.

The Chris Botti concert was fantastic!  Botti was great, and so was everyone in his band.  Geesh, one great solo after another, and then all of them assembling to make the most fabulous ensemble.  But, specifically for the Jazz Camp, what an interesting opportunity to talk with Chris Botti in the Master Class!   The students had the best questions, and he was so open and available to the group.  I loved seeing the students afterward getting his autograph on shirts, camp badges, mutes, all kinds of things!

Saturday night, the Jazzed About Jazz concert was just great.  What a fitting end to a very productive week.  Seeing all the musicians playing on that beautiful stage was really fantastic!  It was really hot that day, but everyone kept their cool through all the schlepping of gear, the crowded dressing rooms, the afternoon sound check… and it all culminated in the evening with a terrific concert.  We have heard so much great feedback from people in the audience.  It was a splendid night, and what a way to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Britt’s Instrumental Jazz Camp.

Thank you to all the students, faculty, staff, community members, friends, parents and other family that helped make it happen!

Gettin' it done

Gettin' it done

 

 
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