Submitted by Marisela Cadena-Smith of Collin College
Enrollment is still open for the 18th annual Texas All-Star Jazz Camp for students interested in expanding their knowledge by learning jazz skills from influential Jazz artists from across the country.
This year’s guest artist is award-winning musician Andy Timmons. The camp is from Sunday-Friday, July 15-20 at the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. Nightly concerts featuring Timmons along with the Metroplexity Big Band will be presented free to the public at 8 p.m. on July 16, 17 and 19.
Limited camper spots for students age 13 and up are still available for students with at least one year experience on their instruments. Students who play trumpet, trombone, saxophones, bass, piano, guitar and drums are encouraged to apply.
The Texas All-Star Jazz Camp combines more than 100 students and 20 faculty members, including Timmons and other professional artists who have performed and studied with many jazz legends such as Count Basie, Woody Herman, Bob Mintzer and Buddy Rich.
As a guitarist for pop-metal band Danger Danger, Timmons toured the world opening for bands such as Kiss and Alice Cooper, has sold more than a million records worldwide and has had two No. 1 videos on MTV.
Timmons has been selected as “Musician of the Year” four years in a row in the acclaimed Dallas Observer Music Awards, and is consistently voted a “Top 20 Favorite Guitarist” in many of Japan’s rock music magazines reader polls.
Tuition and fees for campers range from $265-$310. Concerts are free and open to the public.
Contact Kris Berg at 972.881.5108 or at firstname.lastname@example.org to register or for more information.