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The "Summer Jazz Collective" Project

June 14 - 17, 2023

The University of Oklahoma Jazz Program in collaboration with Jazz in June is excited to announce the newest jazz education experience in Oklahoma, the "Summer Jazz Collective" Project, or SJC!

This experience will include a four-day camp at the University of Oklahoma where participants will work with OU faculty and the Jazz in June headliners! During the camp participants will be up close and personal with both OU Faculty and festival artist in rehearsals, sectionals, and masterclasses as they prepare to perform the opening set for the festival headliner on the final night of the festival.

Students will have a front row seat at all of the festival events and be able to ask questions and study with those who are considered to be among the finest jazz musicians in the world. Through some intense hard work they will also form some important and lasting relationships. This will undoubtedly be one of their most rewarding accomplishments. Additionally, as part of the experience, festival headliners will join the SJC on stage in front of thousands of people!

Past headliners for the festival include multiple time grammy award winners like David Sanborn, Ellis Marsalis, Robert "Sput" Searight, Mark Lettieri, Paquito D' Rivera, Thelonius Monk Jr, Eric Marienthal and more. This camp will be EPIC! Please share this information with your students. All-State Jazz participants will automatically receive invitations to the ensemble. Other participants will receive invitations based on audition performance and director recommendations.

Contact Prof. Jay Wilkinson at jazzprof@ou.edu or Dr. Lonnie Easter at lonnie.easter-1@ou.edu for more details.

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Cost

The event cost will range from $240 - $320, depending on housing and food elections. However, students will receive a $100 honorarium for their performance in Jazz in June, which will help to offset the cost of the event.

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Interested?

Complete the form below to register your interest in the event. Professor Wilkinson will be in touch about your jazz experience, and will conduct an audition if appropriate.