The Fountain City Jazz Fest is expanding again this year! In addition to hosting big bands for performances and clinics, this year the festival will also feature an improvisation camp. The Improv Intensive will provide personalized attention and feedback, for students to develop their improvisational abilities in a collaborative environment. Participants will work with a clinician throughout the day working on improvisation techniques and jazz theory concepts.
In addition to our clinicians, participants will also learn from our headliner, Michael Dease. A renowned trombonist and teacher, Dease is an expert in jazz improvisation and has worked with students at all levels. In his masterclass, he'll guide participants through the fundamentals of improvisation and performance.
The Improv Intensive is for all ability levels and is a great opportunity to take your improvisation skills to the next level. Don't miss out!
Cost: $25 per student. Students will receive a tshirt, lunch, a ticket to the finale concert and a masterclass from Michael Dease in addition to camp instruction.
Where: De Soto High School- 815 Amvets Drive, De Soto, MO 63020
Registration Closes: March 1, 2024
8am- Registration and directions
9-12pm: Combo assignments and Instruction
12-1pm: Lunch provided
1pm-4pm: Afternoon combos and concert prep
4-5pm: Dinner Break (not provided)
5:30pm: Combos begin performing
6pm: Finale Concert featuring Michael Dease and the DHS Jazz Ensemble