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About TIJC Jazz Camp 2020

After the great accomplishment of the launch of the brand new "Thailand International Jazz Conference (TIJC) Jazz Camp 2020" last year, TIJC seeks to continue its success with the upcoming "TIJC Jazz Camp 2020" during Monday, January 27 to Wednesday, January 29, 2020. With its pleasurable and supportive environment, the TIJC Jazz Camp 2020 will offer all participants great chances to meet, perform with, and learn from the world-class masters, which including Saxophnist Chris Cheek, double bassist Sam Anning, drummer Rajiv Jayaweera, guitarist Carl Morgan, and pianist Adam Birnbaum. During the three days, TIJC Jazz Camp programmed includes a variety of Jazz topics in various forms, from instrumental masterclass, instrumental techniques, Jazz composition, to some musical experience sharing from our prominent faculties. Moreover, all TIJC Jazz Camp's participants will also be entitled of joining ALL TIJC activities held during Friday, January 31 to Sunday, February 2, 2020, which include concerts and workshops by outstanding Jazz artists/educators.


Two Schemes
Two Schemes those interested in TIJC Jazz Camp can choose to participate in one of the two schemes - Academic Credit (ACr) or standard Non-Credit (NCr) Scheme.

1. Academic Credit Scheme (ACr): The Academic Credit Scheme is an exceptional opportunity for collegiate students seeking to gain academic credits. Upon successful completion of TIJC Jazz Camp: ACr (as explained below), a TIJC Jazz Camp Participation Certificate and an academic transcript showing the credits earned and grade result will be issued to the participants. The credit gained from joining TIJC Jazz Camp can be transferred depending on the related regulations of the participant's home institution. The completion of TIJC Jazz Camp (2 credit hours) in the ACr scheme requires a total of 30 hours of participation in the educational activities during the TIJC week, including:
- 15 hours of joining Jazz activities held in the Music Auditorium, College of Music, Mahidol University during TIJC Jazz Education Series
(10:00 a.m. - 06:30 p.m., Friday, January 31 to Sunday February 2, 2020)
- 3 hours of TIJC Jazz Camp Review Session. Participants must take part in and successfully pass the Review Session. The "Pass" result in the Review Session requires the participants to turn in the review paper and be fully engaged in Review Session discussion, which is to be held at A113, College of Music, Mahidol University, 01:00 p.m. - 03:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 19, 2020.
Those interested in participating in ACr scheme but not studying at the College of Music, Mahidol University, should consult their regulations and information regarding academic credits to ensure that the credit earned from TIJC Jazz Camp can be transferred to their home university/college.

2. Non-Credit Scheme (NCr): The Non-Credit Scheme is ideal for those seeking to expand their musical ability and not to gain academic credits. Upon successful completion of TIJC Jazz Camp: NCr (as explained below), a TIJC Jazz Camp Participation Certificate will be issued to the participant.
The completion of TIJC Jazz Camp in the NCr scheme requires a total of 12 hours of TIJC Jazz workshop activities during the TIJC Jazz Camp (Monday, January 27 to Wednesday, January 29, 2020)
For both schemes, it is required that participants must attend at least 80% of the classes provided. During Jazz Camp Period (Mon-Wed): For All Participants, at least ten (10) hours of participation during Mon-Wed Period is required. Failure to meet this minimum requirement will disqualify the participant from receiving the TIJC Jazz Camp Participation Certificate and, hence, will result in unsuccessful completion of the course (Grade of F) for ACr schemes. During TIJC Education Series Period (Fri-Sun): Only for ACr Scheme, at least twelve (12) hours of participation during Fri-Sun (daytime sessions in Auditorium) Period is required. Failure to meet this minimum requirement will result in unsuccessful completion of the course (Grade of F, for ACr scheme).

Registration, Tuition Fees

Tuition Fees for TIJC Jazz Camp are explained below;


Scheme
Fee (Baht)
Tuition Admin. Total
1. Academic Credit Scheme                                                 
- MS Student * 4,000 2,000 6,000
- Non-MS Student 4,000 3,000 7,000
2. Non Credit Scheme                                                 
- MS Student * 3,000 - 3,000
- Non-MS Student 5,000 - 5,000

* MS Student = Student of the College of Music, Mahidol University

Thailand International Jazz Conference 2020 (TIJC Jazz Camp)
Activity Office, College of Music, Mahidol University
25/25 Salaya, Phuttamonthon, Nakornpathom 73170, Thailand
Payment can be made directly at the Activity Office, College of Music, Mahidol University, or via bank transfer to the following account.
Account Name: College of Music
Name of Bank: Siam Commercial Bank PCL Saving
Account No: 333-2-10822-1
Bank Tel.: +662 411 9134-7
Swift Code: SICOTHBK
In case of bank transfer (not include money transfer), please send your pay in slip, copy passport or ID card and application form by fax. +662 800 2530

For participants who are currently not residing in Thailand, the application for TIJC Jazz Camp can be made via email (to Mr. Annawin Kerdteesud at annawin_k@yahoo.com) and the payment can be made at the TIJC Jazz Camp registration desk on the first day of the Jazz Camp (Jan 27, 2020) before the first lesson starts.

TIJC Jazz Camp Schedule

Venue: PC807 Pre-College Boarding School

Date & Time Day 1 (Monday, 27 January 2020) Venue
08:30-09:30 Register Hall Way 5th Floor pre-college boarding school
09:30-10:00 Orientation PC807 pre-college boarding school
10:00-11:00 Fundamentals of Modern Jazz Guitar - Carl Morgan PC807 pre-college boarding school
11:00-12:00 Space and dynamics - Rajiv Jayaweera PC807 pre-college boarding school
Lunch Break
13:30-14:30 The tradition of jazz piano - Adam Birnbaum PC807 pre-college boarding school
14:30-15:30 Jam Session PC807 pre-college boarding school
15:30-16:30 Warm ups and organizing practice time - Chris Cheek PC807 pre-college boarding school

 

Date & Time Day 2 (Tuesday, 28 January 2020) Venue
10:00-11:00 Harmonic rhythm - Sam Anning PC807 pre-college boarding school
11:00-12:00 Practicing playing/improvising over tunes - Chris Cheek PC807 pre-college boarding school
Lunch Break
13:30-14:30 Finding your sound - Rajiv Jayaweera PC807 pre-college boarding school
14:30-15:30 Jam Session PC807 pre-college boarding school
15:30-16:30 Approaches to piano playing: solo vs. ensemble - Adam Birnbaum PC807 pre-college boarding school

 

Date & Time Day 3 (Wednesday, 29 January 2020) Venue
10:00-11:00 Contrast, compromise, counterpoint - Sam Anning PC807 pre-college boarding school
11:00-12:00 Counterpoint in jazz - Chris Cheek, Adam Birnbaum PC807 pre-college boarding school
Lunch Break
13:30-14:30 Metronome Games - Carl Morgan PC807 pre-college boarding school
14:30-15:30 Jam Session PC807 pre-college boarding school
15:30-16:30 Rhythm Section Workshop - Rajiv Jayaweera, Carl Morgan, Sam Anning PC807 pre-college boarding school
16:30-17:00 Closing Ceremonies PC807 pre-college boarding school


Course Descriptions

Warm ups and organizing practice time (Chris Cheek)

Chris will share some important and useful warm up exercises that will help you to play in a relaxed and fluid manner. He will also discuss different ways to structure and optimise practise time.


Practicing playing/improvising over tunes (Chris Cheek)

Different and fun methods for practicing and soloing over jazz standards, developing ideas and shaping a solo.


Harmonic rhythm (Sam Anning)

This workshop will explore the of use harmonic rhythm in bass line construction methods. We will show how to build tension, create release, anticipation, substitution and polyrhythmic displacement using the harmonic framework of common jazz standards.


Contrast, compromise, counterpoint (Sam Anning)

This workshop will look at techniques that the great bass players use to be effective accompanists. We will analyse recordings of Ray Brown, Charlie Haden, Paul Chambers, Larry Grenadier, and more.


Space and dynamics (Rajiv Jayaweera)

In this workshop, some simple but often overlooked techniques that are useful when playing in a jazz setting will be discussed. Also explored will be topics such as sound, feel, listening, and making creative musical decisions in the moment.


Finding your sound (Rajiv Jayaweera)

This workshop will focus on ways to create and develop your individual sound and vocabulary on the drumset. It will also explore playing over forms (standard and irregular), knowing the melody and harmony, and how to play with polyrhythms and subdivisions.


A comprehensive approach to solo piano vs. playing in an ensemble (Adam Birnbaum)

Playing in an ensemble requires a pianist to be acutely aware of all the elements of the ensemble from the rhythm section up to the horn players or vocalist. Playing solo jazz piano requires a completely different approach to playing in a jazz ensemble. This workshop will focus on the different elements involved in playing in these two styles.


Understanding the tradition of jazz piano (Adam Birnbaum)

A full understanding of the various styles of the great jazz pianists from early jazz to modern day practice greatly benefits all pianists. Studying the styles of Jelly Roll Morton, Earl Hines, James P. Johnson, Fats Waller, etc lays a strong foundation in how to improvise orchestrally, think compositionally, keep great time and swing. This workshop will focus on understanding a few basic elements of stride piano as practised by these legendary musicians and then applying these concepts to the practice of modern jazz piano.


Fundamentals of Modern Jazz Guitar (Carl Morgan)

Carl will discuss some fundamental techniques and approaches that every jazz guitarist should explore. Topics covered include scales, harmony on the guitar, improvisation, learning tunes and how to develop a daily practice routine


Metronome Games (Carl Morgan)

Carl will demonstrate some 'metronome games' which are useful for all musicians in developing their inner sense of time and rhythm. Also discussed will be incorporating the metronome into your existing practice routine and improvising with the metronome.


Counterpoint in jazz (Chris Cheek, Adam Birnbaum)

A brief understanding of basic counterpoint and how it is a vital ingredient in all great music, especially jazz.


Rhythm Section Workshop (Rajiv Jayaweera, Carl Morgan, Sam Anning)

This workshop will discuss the various options a rhythm section has whilst playing behind a soloist. The trio will also discuss and demonstrate ways to practise odd time signatures and playing over the barline.


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