Summer Jazz Intensive

2020 Summer Jazz Hybrid Camp

Ages 12 – 18

Walker|West’s Summer Jazz Intensive is for middle school and high school beginner to advanced jazz musicians. Students will study and play with prominent Twin Cities jazz musicians and educators.

Classes include improvisation, theory, ensemble, production, composition and guest speakers.  Students will meet in person as well as online.  Please review the schedule below for details.  When students are in person at Walker|West, we will follow social distancing guidelines and wear masks inside the building.  Temperature checks and health screening checklist will be conducted before entering the building. Hand sanitizer will be readily available.  Rhythm section rehearsal will take place in the performance hall and horn sectionals will be outside.  Canopies will be set up in the green space beside our building to provide shade for horn sectionals and full ensemble rehearsals.  We plan to work with small ensembles of 5 – 7 students at a time.

Dates: August 17 – 21

Ages: 12 – 18

Cost: $300 (Tuition Assistance Available)

Register Here

Platform:  Zoom, Limited In-Person instruction

Tech specs: internet connection, computer or mobile device with a mic and camera, free Zoom application

Contact:  Tonya Gregory, tonya@walkerwest.org

Walker|West Instructors

  • Josh Ackerley, bass
  • Ernest Bisong, violin
  • Jack Breen, saxophone
  • Kavyesh Kaviraj, piano
  • Solomon Parham, trumpet  
  • Kevin Washington, drumset

Master Class Guest Artists 


MONDAY SCHEDULE – 08/17/20

Start Time Finish Time Beginner (A) Advanced (B)
10:00 AM 12:00 PM Online Online
02:00 PM 04:00 PM @WW Online

TUESDAY SCHEDULE – 08/18/20

Start Time Finish Time Beginner (A) Advanced (B)
10:00 AM 12:00 PM Online Online
02:00 PM 04:00 PM Online @WW

WEDNESDAY SCHEDULE – 08/19/20

Start Time Finish Time Beginner (A) Advanced (B)
10:00 AM 12:00 PM Online Online
02:00 PM 04:00 PM @WW Online

THURSDAY SCHEDULE – 08/20/20

Start Time Finish Time Beginner (A) Advanced (B)
10:00 AM 12:00 PM Online Online
02:00 PM 04:00 PM Online @WW
04:00 PM 05:00 PM NA @WW

FRIDAY SCHEDULE – 08/21/20

Start Time Finish Time Beginner (A) Advanced (B)
10:00 AM 12:00 PM Prep, Soundcheck and Performance @ Mears Park Prep, Soundcheck and Performance @ Mears Park