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Jazz Maui & East Meets West Festival Presents Jazz Camp

Jazz Maui East Meets West Festival is thrilled to announce their upcoming Jazz Maui Camp for young musicians ages 13+  featuring award winning & Internationally touring professional Jazz musicians. This dynamic and very unique Jazz camp is designed for aspiring young musicians of all skill levels looking to unleash their creativity and explore the beauty of Hawaii. Daily music curriculum will be enhanced by Hawaiian immersion activities Luau, Snorkeling, Beach time, History Tours and more.


Students will be lodging at oceanfront Ka’anapali Beach Resort and will enjoy daily morning adventures and Hawaiian cultural activities. Afternoons and evenings will be filled with instruction, concerts and film screenings at King Kekaulike High School, Lahaina Civic Center Amphitheater and Maui Arts & Cultural Center.  Daily master classes will feature improvisation, music theory, ear training and instrument specific topics.  


The faculty will consist of distinguished Jazz professionals : Justin Kauflin, Katie Thiroux,  Matt Witek & Paul Contos to faculty list (saxophonist and recipient of Downbeat Magazine Educator of the Year).  Justin Kauflin is an award winning Jazz pianist, composer, producer, educator & Quincy Jones Artist who has performed worldwide and has recorded on 31 albums.  Katie Thiroux is a vocalist and bassist who was awarded Best Album of 2017 by Downbeat Magazine. She has been appointed the Director of the Monterey Jazz Festival Women in Jazz Ensemble in 2019. It is her passionate belief that exposure to jazz history, culture and styles is vital in keeping the music alive and thriving.  Matt Witek is an LA based drummer who graduated from Berklee College of Music and went on to obtain a Master’s Degree in Jazz Studies at California State University.  He has toured with many Jazz musicians across America and Internationally and recorded with Katie on her award winning album, “Introducing Katie Thiroux.” Paul Contos is a saxophonist and the recipient of the Downbeat Magazine Educator of the Year Award.  He is also the Director of Education for Monterey Jazz Festival & a renowned touring and recording woodwind artist.  


The faculty has a shared desire to bring a jazz education and summer camp experience to Maui and has a collective interest in high quality education and experiential learning all while creating a positive learning environment for their students.  Their curriculum is designed to be engaging, non-competitive and useful for any level. In addition to receiving training from Jazz masters, students in this camp will also receive the unique experience of gaining hands-on Hawaiian cultural experiences through activities such as hiking, beach time, boating excursions and participating in a public performance on Maui.  


In addition to the Jazz Camp, East Meets West Festival will also include several special events including a film screening of the Quincy Jones documentary, “Keep on Keeping On,” at King Kekaulike Performing Arts Center on Thursday, June 27, 2019.  The festival will also include an intimate home concert hosted by Nam & Maryanne LeViet at their private estate in Ka’anapali Hillside featuring Justin Kauflin playing a rare Bosendorfer piano on Friday, June 28, 2019.  A selection of fine wines and heavy appetizers will be included. The Jazz Maui grand finale concert will take place at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center McCoy Theater on Saturday, June 29, 2019 . The grand concert will feature an award winning line up of Jazz professionals including Katie Thiroux, Justin Kauflin, Matt Witek, Paul Contos and other special guests.  The pre-show will feature a performance by Jazz Camp students.


This jazz camp will be unique in its emphasis on enrichment in a multiplicity of areas: hands-on tips and resources from professional jazz artists who are not only superb educators and passionate communicators, but active touring musicians who know first-hand the whole package: practical and fun music skills for all, team-building in a jazz context, and with the background and experience of life on the road performing worldwide. Couple this with a camp environ in the midst of beautiful Hawaiian ecology and culture with daily access to it all make the Jazz Maui Camp one of the most exceptional and distinctive jazz education experiences offered anywhere on the globe” - Paul Contos (Director of Education for Monterey Jazz Festival, Director of SFJAZZ High School All-Stars)


Space is limited - please contact Jazz Maui to register or receive more information: www.jazzmaui.org


Jazz Maui Camp 2019 is sponsored by Hawaii Tourism, County of Maui and World Wide Music



Date: Sunday, June 23rd, 2019 to Sunday, June 30th, 2019

Categories: Classes / Seminars / Lectures, Concerts / Music, Performing Arts / Musicals / Plays, School Event, Teen Event


Kaanapali Beach Hotel

2525 Kaanapali Pkwy

Lahaina, HI USA 96761

Island Area: West Maui

Website: kbhmaui.com


Contact: Bryant Neil

Phone: (808) 283-3576


Website: www.jazzmaui.org/summer-jazz-camp/

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