NO Trad Jazz Camp News
Leslie has taken over the duties of music booker for the music club on Esplanade Ave. Some of our Jazz Camp scholarship students have been performing there as members of the Red Hot Brass band lead by Doyle Cooper. Vocalist Jenna Guidrey has sung with her own band and there. There are future bookings for Jenna too! Vocalist Rebecca Leigh has moved to New Orleans and has been giging around. She too has performed at Buffa's and well as Ellen McCusker who sat in with the guys a number of times!
Jazz Camp registration opened on September 9, and as of September 14, 66 people have registered already! The pianos, trombones, and drums are already full. People can sign up on the waiting list in case a spot opens up due to cancellation. This will be the 5th year for camp!
We are all over the news! Read another article by Pete Forest with NOLA.com and the Times Picayune with some pictures of our final concert from the second session of Jazz Camp!
Photographer Kathleen Flynn from Nola.com took some wonderful picture of our secondline during the second session of camp! Click the link to check them out..
NOTJC got a wonderful review in GoNOLA.com! Click the link to check it out!
NOTJC offers our campers a years free Pro Membership with GearTrack. The online instrument registry aims to deter theft & aid in recovery by volume registration, plus offers all kinds of neat organizational tools. GearTrack is free for up to 5 instruments (and always free for stolen gear), but the Pro Membership ($25 value) offers unlimited uploads and additional tools. This is a valuable resource we've been able to offer our campers!
The EARLYJAS Society of Ohio has committed to donate money to help underwrite student scholarships
for the next three years! Past camper & Vice President of EARLYJAS Bill Parthe emailed with the good news! Thank you to the board
members of EarlyJas!!!
Trumpeter Eddy Bayard has donated 4 clarinets to the camp! The horns will be refurbished and used by our
scholarship students and in our workshops for children in our outreach program. Thank you Eddy!
Registration is now open for the 2 sessions of Jazz Camp. Pianos, Banjo/Guitar and Drums are FULL for the first session!
Due to the overwhelming success of our previous camps we are expanding to 2 jazz camps for 2013! Session #1 is June 9-15, and July 28 - August 3, 2013 Registration for camp opened to the public on August 15, 2012.