NGW has culled the jam Summit faculty from some of the best in the business, picking instructors that combine solid classroom skills with serious chops and onstage experience. Jam Summit faculty have performed and recorded with Charlie Hunter, Derek Trucks, Bob Weir, Stanton Moore, String Cheese Incident, Warren Haynes, J.J.Cale, Eric Krasno, George Porter Jr., Idiris Muhammed, big John Patton, Zigabook modeliste (the Meters), Karl Denson (Greyboy Allstars), Robert Walter, Taj mahal, Galactic, Mofro, Tea Leaf Green, Clarenace Gatemout Brown, Chris Wood (Medeski, martin and Wood), Skerik, Dave Schools (Widespread Panic), Jabo Starks, Jeff Watkins (James Brown), The Headhunters, Bobby Previte, Mike Dillon and many, many moore.
The Jam Summit will be a space where intermediate to advanced players, of all instruments and ages, will be guided and encouraged to unleash their potential as improvisers and spontaneous composers. Participants will explore the places where rock, folk, jazz, funk, Latin, reggae, country, psychedelic, and free playing can meet, meld and morph.
At least twice a day you will play with your fellow Jammers under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Each student will also have a primary instructor that will work with them during the Music Intensives on instrumental techniques, repertoire, time, groove, music theory and other concepts. All students will get a chance to spend quality time with each of the instructors, as well as witness great master classes during the Summit Community Gatherings, groove at the Faculty Super-Jam, and rock the student concert. This summit will give you lots of new tools and ideas for expanding your musical horizons.
Typical Daily Schedule:
9:00 - 10:30 Music Intensives
10:30 - 12:00 Morning Jam
1:00 - 2:30 Afternoon Jam
2:30 - 4:00 Summit Community Gathering
Charlie Hunter will appear in New Milford, CT July 20 - 25, 2008
San Francisco Faculty Members:
Guitar: Brian Seeger & Chris Haugen
Bass: Mike Sugar
Drums: Simon Lott
Eric Krasno will appear in San Francisco, CA July 12 - 17, 2008
Connecticut Faculty Members
Guitar: Brian Seeger & Dennis McCumber
Keyboard: Brian Coogan
Bass: Casandra Faulconer
Drums: Simon Lott