July 9 – 12 / July 16 – 19
9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Ted Brown Music – Tacoma (6228 Tacoma Mall Blvd. Tacoma, WA)
Ages 12 to 16
This camp is for students with little to no experience, and will cover embellishing a melody, soloing with the blues scale, phrasing, soloing with triads and seventh chords, and ear training.
Kareem Kandi is a performer, composer and educator. Today as a performing artist he spends most of his time leading his group The Kareem Kandi Band for which he composes and arranges most of the music. The band is constantly on the move as a sought-after performing group, and spends most of its time performing in and around the Pacific Northwest. When not leading his own group, Kareem can be seen and heard performing as a sideman with many other top-notch musical acts and projects, most notably the Paperboys, from Vancouver, BC.
This camp is for students with intermediate to advanced experience. Students will cover development and understanding of chords and scales, ear training, how to work through chord progressions and develop solos, as well as learning how to work through the standard jazz song.
Tracy Knoop received his musical training at Berklee School of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. After leaving Berklee, Tracy joined the world-famous Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, with which he was a member for ten years. Tracy has performed with such greats as Ray Charles, Mel Torme, Buddy Rich, and Bernadette Peters, just to name a few.