American Jazz Institute & Regional Access Project: Find Your Own Voice at Palm Desert High School
On September 25, 2021 the American Jazz Institute and the Regional Access Project will host an afternoon mentoring clinic at Palm Desert High School, 74910 Aztec Road, Palm Desert.
The FIND YOUR OWN VOICE mentoring clinic will bring together high school and middle school music students and give them an opportunity to have their jazz ensembles rehearsed and evaluated
by professional musicians working in both the jazz and classical areas of the music industry in Southern California.
In addition to the ensemble clinics, students will also attend a master class specifically designed for their instrument and an improvisation clinic where students will interact with world-class improvisers.
The day will conclude with an evening concert, free and open to the public, that will feature the Palm Desert High School Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Guy Lake and the American Jazz Institute Ensemble, featuring Kirsten Edkins and Jerry Pinter (saxophones),
Dave Woodley (trombone), Nate Kay (trumpet), Ed Czach (piano), Putter Smith (bass), and Mark Ferber (drums).
Palm Desert High School:
Master classes: 12:15-1:15
Improvisation clinic: 1:30-2:15
Ensemble clinics: 2:30-4:00