Jazz Camp for HS Student
Our Summer Jazz Camp is a five day intensive workshop for High School instrumental jazz musicians including incoming freshman. Under the tutelage of professional jazz musicians, students will audition and be placed into groups with whom they will: rehearse on a daily basis under the direct instruction of coaches in order to explore their instruments as they pertain to jazz; learn a repertoire that will both serve as a vehicle to understand jazz harmony, and to perform at the end of the camp; listen to the musical styling’s of the jazz masters in order to gain better understanding of the music; and have fun playing!
A typical Daily schedule will consist of two coaching’s, one rehearsal, and a group session (a lecture, collective listening, master class, or performance). Camp also includes a half-hour private lesson with one of our staff members.
If you are under High School age and you feel qualified to attend our Jazz Camp please contact us and we will set up an interview.
This camp will sell out as we are only accepting 15 musicians into the program.
Mark McIntyre is a guitarist and composer currently living in New York City. Beginning to play at age 10, Mark has enjoyed an eclectic musical upbringing, drawing influences from Charlie Hunter, Miles Davis and Oscar Peterson, as well as Radiohead, The Who and Sufjan Stevens. Since age 12, Mark has been performing publicly with groups of all genre, and worked as an arranger for classical-fusion violinist Daisy Jopling for her String Pulse Experience Project. He was the youngest member of the 2015 Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead program at the Kennedy Center under the direction of Jason Moran, and has performed recently at such prestigious venues as the 55 Bar with urban folk artist KJ Denhert, as well Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, The Blue Note, and the Appel Room at Lincoln Center. Mark has been fortunate to tour Brazil with the New York Youth Symphony, and Costa Rica with his own quintet, and is proud to be part of several NYC-based original music projects. He is currently a senior at NYU studying Jazz Performance, and has studied with many of the living legends of guitar including John Scofield, Peter Bernstein, Wayne Krantz and Adam Rodgers, as well as Joe Lovano, Lenny White, Alan Ferber, Brazilian percussionist Adriano Santos, and vocalist Janice Pendarvis. He is delighted to be working at the Riordan Summer Camp in the summer of 2017.
Marley Edwards is a bay area musician currently working toward his bachelor’s degree at the California Jazz Conservatory in Berkeley. Previously Marley studied at the College of San Mateo as a music major. Over the years he’s had the fortune to study with bassists such as Jeff Denson who records with Lee Konitz, Jim Kerwin of the David Grisman Quintet, and Michael “Doc” Ray. He’s also studied with many other great musicians such as John Gove, Michael Zilber, Dann Zinn, Mike Galisatus, Marcos Silva, Alam Khan, Edward Simon, and several others. Over the years, Marley has performed with all kinds of groups of different styles, ranging from duos to full jazz big band.
Chris Sullivan is a saxophonist and educator currently residing in Los Angeles. After earning his bachelor’s at the California Jazz Conservatory and master’s at William Paterson University, he recently relocated to LA to pursue a doctorate in Jazz Studies at the USC Thornton School of Music. At USC, Chris works as a teaching assistant to director Bob Mintzer, leading courses in improvisation and composition, directing an ensemble, and teaching private lessons. Chris has studied privately with artists such as Vincent Herring, Jerry Bergonzi, Rich Perry, George Garzone, Bill Charlap, Chris Cheek, Dann Zinn, and Dayna Stephens. Chris has been teaching both privately and in the classroom setting for over twelve years, leading clinics at the CJC, William Paterson, and the Stanford Jazz Workshop. He has traveled throughout the US and Europe with a variety of bands performing various genres of music.
Beau Cadigan is a drummer and teacher currently living in New York City. Beau began his playing career at Archbishop Riordan High School, where he fell in love with playing the drums. Since then, Beau has spent time studying at the College of San Mateo, and has recently matriculated to NYU where he is currently finishing his bachelor’s degree. During his career Beau has had the fortune to study and play with with many great drummers and musicians including Kenny Washington, Billy Drummond, Akira Tana, Curt Moore, Adriano Santos, Tony Moreno, Mike Rodriguez, Rob Rodriguez, Alan Ferber, Chuck MacKinnon, John Daversa, and Martin Wind. He’s also had the pleasure of teaching both privately and in the classroom for the past 4 years, including the opportunity to teach at both the Stanford Jazz Workshop, and at NYU’s summer jazz camp. Beau is eagerly looking forward to working at the Riordan Summer Jazz Camp!