Jazz at Lincoln Center Brings Education Program to Santa Barbara City College
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 11, 2012
JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER BRINGS EDUCATION PROGRAM TO SANTA BARBARA CITY COLLEGE
Grammy-Nominated Composer and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Member Ted Nash appointed Artistic Director
of JALC-SBCC's Intensive Summer Jazz Institute
New York, NY – (October 11, 2012) –Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC) brings its jazz education program to Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) scheduled to take place in summer 2013 in conjunction with the music department at Santa Barbara City College (SBCC). The first year of this annual six-week program will run from June 17, 2013 through July 26, 2013. The jazz performance and education institute is led by Ted Nash, Grammy-nominated composer and alto saxophonist of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. The institute will feature an esteemed faculty of world renowned jazz musicians. The program is a product of a partnership between JALC Managing and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis, Nash and multi-media artist Winnie Swalley.
The institute will focus on preparing students who are already advanced in their field for the professional world. It will not only help the students to develop technique, knowledge and experience, but will also encourage them to identify themselves by discovering their own personality, passion, and expression through the art of jazz. The curriculum will include improvisation, composition, arranging, small group ensembles, jazz history, yoga, weekly private lessons, and big band performances, as well as courses in career and business development and management. Students will work intimately with the faculty to perfect their craft and learn what it takes to play with one of the top jazz ensembles in the world. Throughout the summer, student and faculty ensembles will appear in public concerts.
Institute attendees will make up a core group of two big bands. The institute will provide meals and housing for up to 60 students and in addition will accept a limited number of commuter students from the Santa Barbara community. Students will be chosen by a panel of adjudicators from the faculty based off of unedited audition videos, personal statements, and letters of recommendation. Applications will be available on Saturday December 1, 2012 and will be due along with all supplemental materials by Thursday, January 31, 2013.
For more information please visit: http://jalc.sbcc.edu
About Jazz at Lincoln Center
Jazz at Lincoln Center is dedicated to inspiring and growing audiences for jazz. With the world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and a comprehensive array of guest artists, Jazz at Lincoln Center advances a unique vision for the continued development of the art of jazz by producing a year-round schedule of performance, education, and broadcast events for audiences of all ages. These productions include concerts, national and international tours, residencies, weekly national radio programs, recordings, publications, an annual high school jazz band competition and festival, a band director academy, jazz appreciation curriculum for students, music publishing, children’s concerts, lectures, adult education courses, student and educator workshops, and interactive websites. Under the leadership of Managing and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis, Executive Director Greg Scholl, and Chairman Robert Appel, Jazz at Lincoln Center produces thousands of events each season in its home in New York City, Frederick P. Rose Hall, and around the world. For more information, visit jalc.org.
About Ted Nash
Grammy-nominated artist Ted Nash enjoys an extraordinary career as a performer, conductor, composer, arranger, and educator. Born in Los Angeles, multi-instrumentalist Nash's interest in music started at an early age. He was exposed to music and encouraged by his father, trombonist Dick Nash, and uncle, reedman Ted Nash - both well-known studio and jazz musicians. Nash blossomed early, a “young lion” before the term became marketing vernacular. One of Nash's most important associations is with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, as well as the adventurous Jazz Composers Collective. Nash's recordings have appeared on many national "best-of" lists including The New Yorker, The New York Times, Village Voice, The Boston Globe, and New York Newsday.
Ted Nash's full bio: http://www.tednash.com/bio.html
About Wynton Marsalis
Wynton Marsalis is an internationally acclaimed musician, composer, bandleader, educator and a leading advocate of American culture. He is the world’s first jazz artist to perform and compose across the full jazz spectrum from its New Orleans roots to bebop to modern jazz, and in April 1997 he became the first jazz artist to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize in music for his work Blood on the Fields, which was commissioned by Jazz at Lincoln Center. He presently serves as Managing and Artistic Director for Jazz at Lincoln Center and Music Director for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.
Wynton Marsalis's full bio: http://wyntonmarsalis.org/about/bio
About the Music Department at Santa Barbara City College
The Music Department at Santa Barbara City College holds a history of great performance ensembles. The LunchBreak Big Band has won first place in their division at the Reno Jazz Festival on four occasions and was a finalist in the Next Generation Jazz Festival, part of the world famous Monterey Jazz Festival, in 2011 and 2012. The jazz ensembles at SBCC have performed alongside many jazz legends, including Clark Terry, Maria Schneider, Red Holloway, Gerald Wilson, Bob Mintzer, Plas Johnson, Bill Watrous, Bill Berry, Michael Brecker, Ted Nash and Alex Isles.
SBCC’s music program has been recognized internationally for the excellent preparation of students in classical, jazz and commercial music. SBCC Music Majors have successfully transferred to and graduated from many of the top universities and conservatories both domestic and abroad. Former SBCC Music students have also gone on to be performers and educators at the very highest level. For a list of distinguished alumni please visit: http://www.sbcc.edu/music/website
Santa Barbara City College is a two-year community college founded in 1909. It is located just over the beach in the city of Santa Barbara, CA. As one of the top 10 community colleges in the United States (named by Aspen Institute College Excellence Program 2011), SBCC is known for its excellent transfer rates to the four-year colleges and universities.