WHEN: July 22 - 26, 2013
WHO: Kids 12 and older (or otherwise accepted) who want to learn, improve, perform or just jam!
WHAT: Rock Camp is: 5 days of music instruction and band development, taught by professional musicians from around the country. Our emphasis is more on musical versatility than solely on a single instrument. We want our students to be able to rock a club stage with an original metal band one night, lay tracks for a singer/songwriter the next morning, and play a jazz trio gig that evening. JHME prepares students for a wide variety of musical situations, teaching not only instruments, but also the ‘nuts and bolts’ of the entire music industry. Diversity and knowledge of all aspects of music has always been the reality of most working musicians and the worlds greatest performers!
Rock Camp is: Guitar, Drumming, Bass, Keyboards, Vocals, Hip Hop, Rap, Jazz, Contemporary and more. This unique multi-day clinic allows students to develop their individual skills in the context of a real band. Students benefit from daily instruction, presentations, rehearsals and performances, and get the opportunity to hone their skills through practical playing experience, taught by accomplished and legendary musicians.
Rock Camp is: Loads of fun, and only takes place for 5 days each July so hurry to sign up!
Rock Camp is: Directed by Andy Calder, who not only was an original founder of Rock Camp, but is also a famed bassist.
COST: Early Bird Registration: $550- if registered prior to March 22nd.
Regular Registration: $650 - if registered prior to June 21st.
Late Registration: $750
Overnight includes room and board at Teton Science School as well as extra jams, lessons, programs and time with clinicians. Overnight is a blast, and even local students have chosen this program because it is so much more comprehensive and fun!
*More details of Rock Camp 2013 coming soon - stay tuned!
Check out the line up from Rock Camp 2012:
They are musicians with real star experience. These are musicians who have walked onto big stages,night after night, performing to thousands of crazed fans, all over the world. This year's incredible list includes:
Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner for The Meters, and has played with Stevie Wonder, Bonnie Raitt, The Supremes, Sting, Paul McCartney, Maceo Parker, Mavis Staples, and many more.
Collaborations with WIDESPREAD PANIC, JOHN POPPER, FREEKBASS, MEDESKI MARTIN AND WOOD, CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE, O.A.R., CARLY SIMON, MARCUS MILLER, JACK JOHNSON, VERNON REID, WARREN HAYNES, CHARLIE HUNTER, JACK DeJOHNETTE, JOHN MAYER, BEN HARPER, MOS DEF and THE ROOTS, to name but a few.
Among his 500-plus shows, Ali has shared stages with the likes of Atmosphere, Brand Nubian, Rakim, MF Doom, and Murs throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Japan, South Korea, Australia, and New Zealand. And he hasn't been limited to playing clubs and concert halls as he has participated in renowned music festivals like Coachella, Sweden's Hultsfred and the Eurokeenes Festival in France.
Jon is a Berklee College of Music faculty member. He plays regularly with the Boston Pops and Symphony and has performed with Josh Groban, Andrea Bocelli, Amy Grant, Vince Gill, Rockapella, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry (Aerosmith), Natalie Cole, Carly Simon, Bernadette Peters, New York Voices and many others. He’s been involved in a plethora of concerts and recording sessions, including 6 CDs (two of which were Grammy nominated), 8 US concert tours, and one tour in Asia.
A Berklee College of Music educated, and two-time Grammy nominated artist. Dave is best known for his work with Dixie Dregs, and has been voted in the top 10 as best bassist in Guitar Player Magazine and Bass Player. Dave has played and toured with Joe Satriani, Steve Morse Band, Mike Portnoy and Flying Colors.
Jeff is one of the most sought-after guitarists in Jackson Hole. Jeff has performed and recorded regularly with the Soul Impressions, Fat Albert, Waist Deep, SuperSwag, and Downhill, The Tram Jam, Grass, and Steam Powered Airplane. Jeff coaches JHME bands throughout the year and is one of the founders of Rock Camp.
Jackson Hole’s pre-eminent drummer/percussionist. He has been playing professionally for over 25 years, and has performed and/or toured with The Lettermen, Jennifer Batten, The Drifters, DJ Logic, The Grand Teton Festival Orchestra, Brother Mule and many others. Ed is one of the founders of Rock Camp.
Cameron is a solo artist and a member of Mass Ensemble, creators of the world’s longest stringed instruments, and Banyan, a punk/rock/jazz/freakout improv based quintet fronted by Jane's Addiction drummer Stephen Perkins. His recording and performing credits include: David Lynch, Wynton Marsalis, Frank Sinatra and Johnny Cash remixes, Rob Wasserman, Tony Franklin, Deon Estus, Willie Waldman, Bennie Maupin, Bruce Gary, Kofi Baker and Tone Loc. A Texas native, he recieved a BA in Jazz Studies from the University of North Texas.
Jeff joins the Rock Camp staff with a degree in Professional Music from the Phil Mattson School for Music, and a significant theatrical background. His recent credits include Man of La Mancha (Anselmo), The Rocky Horror Show (Dr.Frankentfurter), and The 39 Steps (Clown). He has appeared as a Top-15 contestant on NBC’s America’s Got Talent, and as the commercial spokesman for that bohemian SUV/tent: the Pontiac Aztec. He now resides in Jackson, WY singing with popular bands Calle Mambo and 8ighty 6ixx, and playing with the local improv troupe, The Laff Staff, and acting with Off Square Theater.
Ariane returns to Rock Camp again this year. Formal Jazz Bass studies at several Universities brought her to the US in 1998 as she received a scholarship from the University of Vienna in Austria to the University of Miami. She holds a Graduate Certificate of Music from the University of South Florida in Tampa. Ariane has studied with greats such as Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey, Chuck Rainey, Kai Eckhardt and others. She now lives in Northern California and tours, records and teaches all over the U.S.
Whether he’s blazing into orbit with internationally acclaimed mixmaster DJ Logic, holding it down for alt-country sensations One Ton Pig, or pounding the thunder with Jane’s Addiction drummer Stephen Perkins’ Banyan, bassist Andy Calder remains the hardest-working low-ender in the Rockies! Having a reputation as one of the Rockies’ premier bassists, touring artists choose him as their preferred sideman, because of his flexibility and ability to groove in any situation. Andy is one of the founders of Rock Camp and is also this year’s Rock Camp Director.
EMAIL US for more info: firstname.lastname@example.org