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Monday, August 8, 2016 (All day) to Friday, August 12, 2016 (All day) 2016 McGill Summer Jazz Workshop

Are you a pre-university instrumentalist, 25 years old or younger, looking to improve your jazz  skills? Are you looking to meet and play jazz with other musicians? Join us this summer for the McGill 2016 Summer Jazz Workshop!

Date: AUGUST 8-12, 2016

Location: Schulich School of Music of McGill University, 555 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal, QC


  • Frank Lozano, Saxophone
  • Fraser Hollins, Bass
  • Carlos Jimenez, Guitar

By signing up for the week- long jazz workshop, students can learn about and develop skills, playing experience and insight into the materials and methods  essential to a program such as McGill’s .The focus will be on the Small Group Jazz Combo (4to 6 players per combo), the most direct vehicle for learning about improvisation, repertoire and most importantly, interaction among the participants.

A ratio of 1 teacher to 6 students provides a stimulating and focused environment where students get personal one-on-one training from professional musicians. Morning master classes present essential basics about jazz materials, improvisation, jazz history, etc which serve to complement the combo sessions they have throughout the day.

A daily teacher/student jam session gives the students a chance to gain real playing experience by applying their newly acquired skills, thus strengthening their confidence.

As well, Associate Professor and Jazz Area Chair Remi Bolduc will present a Performance Audition Requirements master class, where he will explain and de-mystify the audition process , providing helpful and  detailed advice to prospective undergraduate applicants.

New this year, François Bourassa will be our special guest clinician; students will  benefit from his extensive experience as a virtuoso improvisor and teacher.

Workshop Fee ($399) includes:

  • All daily Masterclasses
  • Jam sessions
  • Combo coaching
  • Special Masterclass by Prof. Remi Bolduc: "How to prepare for jazz performance auditions"
  • Special guest clinician, François Bourassa, piano


To register, fill out the online form and mail your cheque or money order to McGill University (instructions are on the form). 

Questions or Inquiries: Email the booking [at] music [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Booking Office)