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Announcing the 2018 Festival Clinics

Jazz Arts of the Mountain West, along with the 2018 Salt Lake City Jazz Festival, is proud to announce the return of the JAM Clinics! The festival has always been and will continue to be a significant opportunity to introduce Jazz, America’s music, to current and future generations through music education.

Held on Saturday, July 7th at 9:00 am, these 4, one-hour clinics are FREE to the public and best of all, every attendee that comes to a clinic session receives FREE entry to the Jazz Festival on Saturday night!

If you have a child interested in music or even if you are a long-time musician, these clinics will feature the best instructions from some of the main performers in this year’s festival.

The clinics will be held in the Gallivan Hall (see map below), in the second floor main reception hall. Come through the main gate and get there early!

Clinic Schedule

9:00 AM – Greg Floor, Improvisation: Chains of Freedom

In this improvisation workshop, students will be introduced to rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic concepts using the practice discipline of “self-limiting” in order to increase their command of their instruments and to attain a greater degree of freedom expressing their musical ideas.

10:00 AM – Pepe Jimenez, Drum Set in a Latin Rhythm Section

Explores the roles and possibilities of the drum kit on a Latin rhythm section.

11:00 AM – Katrina Cannon and Lisa Dengg, Vocal Jazz Performance

Essentials for bringing your voice to big band and small jazz ensembles. Singing for your audience and maintaining your voice.

12:00 PM – Emilee Floor and the Almanac, Making the Most of your Musical Fingerprint: Tips and Hacks of the Modern Musician

Come and join Emilee Floor and the Almanac Trio, who will explore tools for forging a musical path and will share their experiences of working as modern musicians in The Big Apple.