Dan Craven

Dan Craven

Island Jazz Program Coordinator and Saxophone


2 years minimum experience on your instrument

July 15 – 21, 2018

If you are an aspiring jazz musician you need at least one week with these very inspiring musicians.  Students arrive on Sunday at 1:00 and are immediately immersed into Big Band swing.  Opportunities to jam abound, both organized and spontaneous.  Jazz students always bring big appetites which are amply satisfied by our wholesome camp meals.

 A rigorous schedule of master classes, seminars, improv sessions, combo practices and big band rehearsals fill Monday through Friday. A Question and Answer session with the faculty and an opportunity to watch the jam follows each lunch hour. Ensembles, formed early in the week, will play at the Friday evening jam in Cumberland, giving everyone a chance to solo. The camp culminates in an outdoor Big Band and Combo concert for the community on Saturday night.


9:00 – 10:00 am  Big Band

10:05 – 11:05 am  Combo

11:05 – 11:20 am break

11:20 – 12:20 pm  Instrument Sectionals/Master Classes

12:30 – 1:00 pm  Lunch

1:00 – 1:20 pm  Faculty Jam with Q & A

1:25 – 2:25 pm  Combo

2:30 – 3:30 pm  Big Band

Free time and activities



Attend the CYMC Musical Theatre production at the Sid Williams Theatre

Student Jams in the Community

Faculty Showcase Concert

Final Concert at Filberg Park



Tuition Fees are $500 for the week

Accommodation is $450 for the week and includes all meals, transportation and activities.

Meals are available for students not staying at Mark Isfeld.  Lunches are $10 and Dinners are $12 each.

*Early Bird Fees for tuition: $450.00 if paid before April 15, 2018.

REGISTRATION:  Check back later this year for the 2018 registration information.

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