Congratulations!

Congratulations to our friend and faculty member Sullivan Fortner: Sullivan was the 2015 winner of the American Pianists Association Cole Porter Fellowship in Jazz.

The association, based in Indianapolis, bestows the largest award in the world for young professional jazz pianists. You can watch the entire final concert at the link above, where each of the finalists accompanies vocalist Diane Reeves, and then plays with a big band. Each of the five finalists was outstanding, and Sullivan played fantastic versions of “Just One of Those Things” and “I Mean You.” Way to go, Sullivan!

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2015 Workshop Open for Registration

The dates are set, August 2 to 7th!  The faculty is lined up! All systems Go for our 17th year!

Register online now!

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8 AM Jam Sessions

Tuesday through Friday, August 4 – August 7: Plan to arrive no later than 8:45am. Classes will begin promptly at 9:00am. If you need to arrive earlier because of transportation issues, our staff will be on campus by 8:00am each day. Doors open at 7:45…There will be no adult supervision before 7:45 am; do not drop off prior to this time.

Jam Session Tuesday-Friday 8AM:

This is teacher supervised, on stage in the multi use room, voluntary and everyone is welcome!

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Scholarship Application

A limited number of scholarships are available! To apply, download the Scholarship Application, and follow the instructions on it.

You will need a letter of recommendation from your music teacher, an audition tape or CD, and a letter from your parent or guardian that explains your need for financial assistance.

The application deadline is May 1, and notifications of award will be made May 20.

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Lunch for the Workshop

While you’re getting ready for camp, be sure to check out last year’s awesome lunch menu!

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A Great Workshop!

The 2014 LSMJW was another great week of Jazz education, performance and fun. Thanks to all the attendees and hardworking volunteers who made this year such a success: we hope to see you all again next summer at the 2015 Lafayette Summer Music Jazz Workshop!

Head over to the Lafayette Jazz Workshop Facebook page to see and share highlights from this year’s workshop.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/27530107363/

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In Memoriam: Frank Sumares

sm_frank_sFormer Curriculum Director Frank Sumares passed away March 28. All of us at the LafSMW feel a profound sense of loss. Read more about this amazing man here.

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