Event Schedule

Friday, January 27, 2017

Time Main Stage Auditorium Oval Stage
Day 09:30-10:00   Mahidol University Jazz Big Band  
10:00 - 10:50   "Opening Ceremony Lifetime Achievement

Bansomdejchaopraya Rajabhat U.Jazz Orchestra
(10:00 - 10:40)

11:00 - 11:40   Siam Jazz Orchestra Thaksin University Big Band Jazz
(10:45 - 11:25)
Royal Thai Navy Jazz Orchestra
(11:30 - 12:10)
11.50-12.30   Sunny Trio and Natt Buntita ‘Groovy Recipe’  MSU Jazz Group
(12:10 - 12:50)
13:00 - 13:50   Max Moran : Bass (Workshop) Horwang Big Band
(12:50 - 13:30)
All Thidsa & friend
(13.30: - 14:10)
Vajiravudh College Big Band
(14:15 - 14:55)
14:00 - 14:50   Darryl Staves : Drums (Workshop) Rhythm Nation
(14:55 - 15:35)
15:00 - 15:50   Donald Harrison: Alto Saxophone (Workshop) Jazzminions Big Band
(15:40 - 16:20)
16:20 - 18:00   TIJC Solo CompetitionType: B Midnight Children
(16:20 - 17:00)
Ramkhamhaeng University Jazz Big Band
(17:05 - 17:45)
Rescue Project
(17:45 - 18:25)
Night 18:30 - 19:20 Silpakorn University Jazz Orchestra   Swing King
(18:30 - 19:10)
19:40 - 20:30 Nop Ponchamni & The Groovetomatix Band   Indeedweneed
(19:10 - 19:50)
R.T.E (The Road to Eternity)
(19:50 - 20:30)
20:50 - 21:40 Silpakorn Faculty Jazz Ensemble    
22:00 - 23:00 Julian Lage Trio    

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Time Main Stage Auditorium Oval Stage
Day 10:00 - 10:50   Keith Jackson: Trombone (Workshop) Sahamit
(10:00 - 10:40)
11:00 - 11:50   Zaccai Curtis : Piano (Workshop) Saranac
(10:40 - 11:20)
Klong Morn Little Jazz Big Band
(11:25 - 12:05)
12:00 - 12:40   Quince Factory Piper vichayen
(12:05 - 12:45)
13:00 - 14:40   TIJC Solo Competition Type: A JRP Little Big Band
(12:50 - 13:30)
Darby & Joan
(13.30: - 14:10)
Rmutt Jazz Orchestra
(14:15 - 14:55)
16:00 - 18:00   Jazz with Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra
(Feat.Donald Harrison) at PMH*
Bemerkenswert Vier
(14:55 - 15:35)
Brick Bar Big Band
(15:40 - 16:20)
Jetnipith Quintet Feat. Teerus Laohverapanich
(16:20 - 17:00)
The Occasional Jazz Orchestrator Project
(17:05 - 17:45)
Coffee Break
(17:45 - 18:25)
Night 18:30 - 19:20 Rangsit Jazz Orchestra   Atavistic
(18:25 - 19:05)
C.U. Band
(19:10 - 19:50)
19:40 - 20:30 Jack Thammarat   Ass Ska Project
(19:50 - 20:30)
20:50 - 21:40 Denny Euprasert Quintet    
22:00 - 23:00 Shai Maestro / Desmond White Group    

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Time Main Stage Auditorium Oval Stage
Day 10:00 - 10:50   Destination Unknown K.U. Band
(10:00 - 10:40)
11:00 - 11:50   Magos Herrera: Voice (Workshop) Sisaket Rajabhat University Jazz Band
(10:45 - 11:25)
Royal Thai Air Force Jazz Orchestra
(11:30 - 12:10)
12.00 - 12.40   Pamai Chirdkiatisak Quartet SWU Band
(12:15 - 12:55)
13:00 - 13:50   Mahidol Wind Orchestra Ratwinit Bangkaeo Jazz Big Band
(13:00 - 13:40)
Asia 7
(13.45: - 14:25)
Ubon Ratchathani Rajabhat University
(14:30 - 15:10)
14:00 - 14:50   Jorge Roeder: Bass(Workshop) Songkhla Rajabhat University Big Band
(15:15 - 15:55)
15:00 - 15:50   Eric Doob : Drums (Workshop) The Bangkok Big Band (BBB)
(16:00 - 16:40)
16:00 - 16:50   Julian Lage : Guitar (Workshop) Dixieology with Bangkok Swing
(16:45 - 17:25)
Phanitkasem Jazz Big Band
(17:30 - 18:10)
The Royal Thai Police Jazz Orchestra
(18:15 - 18:55)
17:00 - 17:50   Funktion  
Night 18:30 - 19:20 Mahidol University Jazz Orchestra   NRG Jazz Group
(18:55 - 19:35)
19:40 - 20:30 Magos Herrera   Bin Laa
(19:35 - 20:15)
20:50 - 21:40 Pomelo Town  
22:00 - 23:00 Donald Harrison Quartet    

Update: December 14, 2016
*PMH = Prince Mahidol Hall, Mahidol University
*The program is subject to change without notice*


Friday, January 27, 2017

Time Instructor Content
01:00 p.m. - 01:50 p.m. Max Moran: Bass(Workshop) The Bass's Function in Jazz
This bass workshop by Max Moran will cover topics such as constructing walking bass lines and creating tension and release via ostiniatos, pedals, and harmonic and rhythmic variation.  
02:00 p.m. - 02:50 p.m. Darryl Staves: Drums (Workshop)

The Rhythm Of Jazz
A discussion and demonstration on how drummers four limbs function separately and together to create jazz beats.

03:00 p.m. - 03:50 p.m. Donald Harrison: Alto Saxophone (Workshop) A Historic Overveiw of Jazz
A discussion and demonstration on the elements that led to jazz and how each generation taught the next the priciples of jazz tradition.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Time Instructor Content
10:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m. Keith Jackson: Trombone (Workshop) Developing a Improviser’s History to Teach Solo Development
A common problem for developing improvisers is building a solo over multiple choruses. Too often tension and excitement are not built organically but jammed into the face of an otherwise receptive audience. This session will demonstrate, with well-known jazz standards, how applying an understanding of the history of jazz improvisation can be used to practice the creation of exciting and authentic solos. During the course of the clinic there will be several demonstrations and ample opportunity for questions.
11:10 a.m.-11:50 a.m. Zaccai Curtis: Piano (Workshop) Playing Jazz piano
Description: Zaccai Curtis will present his insight into playing solo's and playing chords for himself and while accompanying other soloist.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Time Instructor Content
11:00 am. - 11:50 am. Magos Herrera: Voice (Workshop) “In this masterclass, Magos Herrera aims to combine performance and interaction, what she calls a class-recital. By playing some of her music and opening the forum to any kind of inquiries during a Q&A section, she aims to hold a fluid conversation on vocal jazz, not only among singers, but with musicians that accompany vocalists and others. Magos Herrera is an advocate for the “He for She” campaign coordinated by the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment for Women (UN Women), so this activity will enclose an introduction about gender equality engagement through music.”
02:00 p.m.-02:50 p.m. Jorge Roeder: Bass (Workshop) Approaches to Bass playing
This class focuses on the different roles that a bassist can take in the band. We will be discussing varying degrees of accompaniment, from playing a supportive role, to a more interactive or “collective” role. We will address the musical impact of repetition in a bass line versus the impact of an approach based on counterpoint. And we will discuss the importance of sound and feel and ways to keep consistency while playing more difficult lines.
03:00 p.m.-03:50 p.m. Eric Doob: Drums (Workshop) Drum Set Concepts
This class will focus on the powerful roll that the drum set plays in shaping the sound of a band and how the choices that a drummer makes can influence the the direction of any given musical setting. This class will be interactive so please come prepared with questions.
04:00 p.m.-04:50 p.m. Julian Lage: Guitar (Workshop) Approaching Practicing Modern Jazz Guitar
This clinic will explore topics related to practicing as a jazz guitarist, both by yourself and in an ensemble. The clinic will include time for questions and answers so please come prepared!
*Update: December 30, 2016

Open Stage

For those interested in performing their jazz music at Thailand International Jazz Conference (TIJC), the opportunity is now opened up in the upcoming TIJC 2017 during January 27-29, 2017 at the Oval Stage, College of Music, Mahidol University. To be considered to perform in TIJC2017, interested band/ensemble must send the recording of their music which can well demonstrates their music performances, original compositions, and/or music arrangements in digital audio format (e.g. CD or DVD, etc) for TIJC Committee’s consideration.

Please ensure that all important information (name, telephone number, etc) is included on the submitted CD/DVD and CD/DVD cover. All Music CD/DVD and correspondence can be sent via email to tijc.net@gmail.com , or physically to; Thailand International Jazz Conference 2017 (TIJC Oval Stage Performance) Activity Office, College of Music, Mahidol University 25/25 Salaya, Nakornpathom 73170, Thailand

Solo Competition

1. ELIGIBILITY: TIJC Solo Competition is categorized into two divisions.
- Open Division (Type A): The competition is open to all age, all nationality.
- Junior Division (Type B): Competitor must be under 22 years of age with a birth year not before the year 1995. Competitor can be of any nationality.
- Junior Division (Type B) Competitor can also apply for Open Division (Type A).
- Competitor can apply for more than one instrument.
- TIJC Competition is opened only for instruments capable of creating melody (i.e. Instruments with musical pitches).

- Open Division (Type A): 800 Baht / Instrument
- Junior Division (Type B): 500 Baht / Instrument
- Competitor who applies in two divisions (Type A and Type B) must pay registration fee for both divisions
- All correspondence and application forms should be sent to: Thailand International Jazz Conference 2017 :Solo Competition 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.
Name Account: College of Music
Account No: 333-2-10822-1
Tel.: +662 411 9134-7
Swift Code: SICOTHBK
- In case of bank transfer, please send your pay in slip by fax. To +662 800 2530

3. AUDITION / PERFORMANCE PROCEDURES: The competition consists of two rounds.
a. Recording Audition Round - Competitors must submit a live recording of his / her performance of two jazz songs – one swing and one non swing (ballad or latin). Recordings should be in one of the digital audio format (audio CD, MP3, WMA, and Wave File are acceptable) with good sound quality. Video recordings are not accepted. - The recording must be submitted in a CD or DVD. Clearly label on the CD / DVD and CD / DVD case with your name / last name, telephone number, and song title. Your submitted CD / DVD will NOT be returned. - Each song submitted for Audition must at least consist of Head in, Solo, and Head out. Total length of the sound recordings must be no longer than 15 minutes. Recordings of each song must be of the complete live performance and not edited in any way. Recorded songs must be accompanied by at least one instrument. - Applicant must attest that the submitted sound recording is of the applicant’s performance and that the songs have not been edited in any way. Submission of a recording of any other player or an edited recording will result in immediate disqualification.
b. Final Round In the final round, each competitor is required to perform one song. The performed song will be randomly drawn on stage before the song performance.Lists of the songs for each type are as follows;

Open Division (Type A): The competitor will be called to play one of the songs below (by random drawing)

Song Composer Key Download
milestones John Lewis Bb
nice work if you can get it George Gershwin F
bye-ya Thelonious Monk Eb

Junior Division (Type B): The competitor will be called to play one of the songs below (by random drawing)

Song Composer Key Download
a weaver of dreams Victor Young C
don't go to stranger Arthur Kent/Dave Mason Bb
 i've got the world on a string Harold Arlen Eb 

The time limit for each competitor is 10 minutes. This includes stage entrance, song drawing, instrument setup / tuning (if any), song performance (one song) stage exit, and all other activities on stage. Competitor is not allowed to read music while performing.

• Open Division (Type A): Best Soloist - Certification and 100,000 Baht.
• Junior Division (Type B): Best Soloist - Certification and 50,000 Baht.
All finalists will receive certification, adjudicator comment and CD recording of his / her performance in the final round.

5. GENERAL & RULES a) By entering this Competition, entrants agree to be bound by these official rules and the decisions of the judges, which are final. The decisions of adjudicators will be final in determining any disputes or disagreements concerning this Competition. b) TIJC reserves the right to record, film, televise or broadcast the Competition. Rights in any competition performance, recording, films belong to Thailand International Jazz Conference and no fees are payable to contestants on account of these performances or any recording or broadcasts thereof. c) Entry constitutes permission for TIJC to use (i) the name, likeness, photograph, voice, performance and biographical data of the entrant, if applicable (ii) the entrant’s material, including without limitation the performance, musical composition, lyric and/or sound recording contained therein, including the title of the song, and (iii) recording of the performance by entrant, if applicable, at the live concert, in perpetuity, / for purposes of advertising promoting and publicizing the Competition and TIJC’s product and services, with our further compensation, approval or notice, unless prohibited by law.

• Open Division (Type A): 1. Julian Lage, 2. Jorge Roeder, 3. Eric Doob
• Junior Division (Type B): 1. Donald Harrison, 2. Zaccai Curtis, 3. Darryl Staves, 4. Max moran

Download Application Form (.pdf) file

TIJC Solo Competition 2017 Results

The 9th TIJC Solo Competition 2017 was held on January 27-28, 2017 at Music Auditorium, College of Music, Mahidol University.

The Winner of Type B: Junior Division (January 27, 2017)

Mr. Petchpoom Petchkaew, Guitar

The Winner of Type A: Open Division (January 28, 2017)

Mr. Dongguk Park, Saxophone


Competition Order 2017

Type B: Junior Division
January 27, 2017

Order Time Name Instrument
1. 04:20 p.m. - 04:30 p.m. Mr. Thaweewat Sutthinonnatsiri Piano
2. 04:30 p.m. - 04:40 p.m. Mr. Anecha Sinsa-art Tenor Saxophone
3. 04:40 p.m. - 04:50 p.m. Mr. Nitipong Sirasuntorn Tenor Saxophone
4. 04:50 p.m. - 05:00 p.m. Mr. Tharadol Tharaporn Electric Guitar
5. 05:00 p.m. - 05:10 p.m. Mr. Petchpoom Petchkaew Guitar
6. 05:10 p.m. - 05:20 p.m. Mr. Nattakit Thanapoonsawad Tenor Saxophone

Type A: Open Division
January 28, 2017

Order Time Name Instrument
1. 01:00 p.m. - 01:10 p.m. Mr. Tharadol Tharaporn Electric Guitar
2. 01:10 p.m. - 01:20 p.m. Mr. Anecha Sinsa-art Tenor Saxophone
3. 01:20 p.m. - 01:30 p.m. Mr. Saharat Varasarin Guitar
4. 01:30 p.m. - 01:40 p.m. Mr. Dongguk Park Saxophone
5. 01:40 p.m. - 01:50 p.m. Mr. Thaweewat Sutthinonnatsiri Piano
6. 01:50 p.m. - 02:00 p.m. Mr. Jutichoke Assarasakornn Electric Guitar


TIJC2017 Solo Competition: Download File

TIJC Lifetime Achievement Award 2017

To commemorate the people who contributed to Thai Jazz Industry. Honorary Statement.

Mr. Osoth Prayoonvej

Born in Bangkok, Thailand, on January 27, 1951, Osoth Prayoonvej, as known as “Hank the Groove”, started playing guitar at the age of 10 as a self-taught guitarist. During his early years of guitar playing, Osoth developed his musical knowledge and skills by learning, listening, and seeing how other musicians performed, as well as listening and transcribing from countless records. Osoth began his music career when he was only 14, founding his own rock trio, the “Spider”. With the Spider, Osoth had chances to perform consistently in the US military bases around Thailand during the period of Vietnam War, including Sattahip Chonburi, Udon Thani, Ubon Ratchathani, and Nakhon Ratchasima, among many other places. Having performed countrywide, Osoth has gained a great deal of musical knowledge and guitar techniques from U.S. soldiers (as known among Thai people as “G.I. Soldier”), many of which were experienced guitar players.

After moving back to Bangkok, Osoth was invited to join the “Fantasy”, a Bangkok’s leading professional group of nationally renowned musicians, performing mostly rhythm and blues, jazz, soul, and funk music. In 1976, Osoth left the Fantasy to establish his own group entitled “New Blood”, which later turned out to be an internationally acclaimed and highly successful musical group performing regularly in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Singapore.

Following international successes with the Fantasy, Osoth Prayoonvej returned to Thailand in 1982 to establish a brand new jazz fusion group consisting of highly regarded musicians with international experiences, marking the starting point of the “Bangkok Connection”. This new jazz group has now become Thailand’s legendary and phenomenal fusion jazz group characterized by energetic, entertaining, and inspiring performances. Osoth Prayoonvej has been well known for his highly skillful jazz fusion guitar performance. Among his signatures that have made him very famous among jazz listeners in Thailand is his fluent simultaneous vocal and guitar improvisation, as well as great sense of humor and musicianship, making him highly acknowledged by Thailand’s jazz fans as “George Benson of Thailand”. Apart from his high profile as a leading fusion jazz guitarist, Osoth has also been involved in Thailand’s jazz and popular music production scene. Osoth is also very well recognized as a prolific music producer, who has worked with countless leading artists in Thailand, including Maleewan Jemina, Charus Feungarom, Rawiwan Jinda, and many others. Osoth also served as executive producer for B.M.G. Music (Thailand) Co., Ltd and Nite Spot Production, two of Thailand’s music labels most influential in the development of Thailand’s music production during the 1980s.

Throughout the five decades of his music profession, Osoth has continuously created high quality musical works and contributed greatly to the development of jazz in Thailand towards international level, in the areas of composition, arranging, live performance, and recording. Osoth is also well recognized as a dedicated educator who has provided invaluable musical knowledge and suggestions to the young musicians. In this regards, he has found the jazz group “Funk Machine”, a foundation that provided great opportunities for musicians of younger generations to progress their musical development, leading to the rise of various jazz musicians who have later become internationally acclaimed, e.g. Koh Mr. Saxman and Neung Jakkawal Saothongyuttitum, among others.

Due to his highly recognized jazz guitar performance, perseverance in the creation of high quality jazz music, as well as his dedication to developing the jazz musicians of the younger generation towards international levels, Osoth Prayoonvej has earned his much-deserved Lifetime Achievement Award from Thailand International Jazz Conference by Mahidol University for the year 2017.

TIJC Hall of Frame

Manrat Srikaranonda

Thailand International Jazz Conference 2009
Lifetime Achievement Award

Pratak Faisupagarn

Thailand International Jazz Conference 2010
Lifetime Achievement Award

Sarayout Supanyo

Thailand International Jazz Conference 2011
Lifetime Achievement Award

Vichai Eungamporn

Thailand International Jazz Conference 2012
Lifetime Achievement Award

Mongkorn Peekaew

Thailand International Jazz Conference 2013
Lifetime Achievement Award

Metawat Sapsanyakorn

Thailand International Jazz Conference 2014
Lifetime Achievement Award

Vinai Sotthibandhu

Thailand International Jazz Conference 2015
Lifetime Achievement Award

Tanis Sriglindee

Thailand International Jazz Conference 2016
Lifetime Achievement Award


About TIJC Jazz Camp 2017

After the great accomplishment of the launch of the brand new “Thailand International Jazz Conference (TIJC) Jazz Camp 2016” last year, TIJC seeks to continue its success with the upcoming “TIJC Jazz Camp 2017” during Monday 23 to Wednesday 25 January, 2017. With its pleasurable and supportive environment, the TIJC Jazz Camp 2017 will offer all participants great chances to meet, perform with, and learn from the world-class masters, which include Pianist Shai Maestro, Double Bassist Desmond White and Drummer Kush Abadey.
During the three days, TIJC Jazz Camp programme 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 27 January to Sunday 29 January, 2017, which include concerts and workshops by outstanding Jazz artists/educators like Donald Harrison , Darryl Staves, Max Moran, Zaccai Curtis , Julian Lage, Jorge Roeder, Eric Doob just to name a few.

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:
- 12 hours of joining Jazz workshops/masterclasses during the TIJC Jazz Camp (Monday 23 to Wednesday 25 January, 2017)
- 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. - 06:00 p.m., Friday 27 January - Sunday 29 January, 2017)
- 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 Room 113, College of Music, Mahidol University, 01:00 p.m. - 04:00 p.m., Saturday 4, February, 2017. 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 23 - Wednesday 25, January 2017)
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 and Accommodation

Tuition Fees for TIJC Jazz Camp are explained below;

Tuition Administration 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 2017 (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
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 Ms.Phappim Chuataharn at phappim@gmail.com) and the payment can be made at the TIJC Jazz Camp registration desk on the first day of the Jazz Camp (Jan 23, 2017) before the first lesson starts.


TIJC 2017 Jazz Camp Schedule

Date & Time Day 1 (January 23, 2017)   Artist 
09.00am.-09.45am. Register and Orientation  
10.00am.-11.00am. Jazz Bass Workshop Desmond White
11.00am.-12.00pm. The Learning of Jazz Drums Kush Abadey
Lunch Break
02.00pm.-03.00pm. Advanced Jazz Styles for the Drumset Kush Abadey
03.00pm.-04.00pm. Jam Session  
04.00pm.-05.00pm. Effective techniques for Learning Original Music Desmond White


Date & Time Day 2 (January 24, 2017)   Artist 
10.00am.-11.00am. Jazz Bass Improvisation on the Bass Desmond White
11.00am.-12.00pm. Jazz Masterclass with Kush Abadey Kush Abadey
Lunch Break
02.00pm.-03.00pm. Learning Jazz Piano Shai Maestro's Way Shai Maestro
03.00pm.-04.00pm. Jam Session  
04.00pm.-05.00pm. Creative Jazz Composition Shai Maestro


Date & Time Day 3 (January 25, 2017) Artist 
10.00am.-11.00am. Jazz Improvisation Workshop Shai Maestro
11.00am.-12.00pm. Jazz Masterclass with Desmond White Desmond White
Lunch Break
02.00pm.-03.00pm. Ensemble Masterclass Kush Abadey
03.00pm.-04.00pm. Jam Session  
04.00pm.-05.00pm. Shai Maestro / Desmond White Group Piano Masterclass Shai Maestro / Desmond White Group


Course Descriptions

Shai Maestro
Learning Jazz Piano Shai Maestro's Way:
In this workshop, Shai Maestro shares his experience of learning jazz piano from the early days to the present time, covering the topics of improvisation, jazz harmony, and instrumental technique.  The workshop also includes practical exercises for developing the following - listening, practicing, theoretical understanding, stylistic authenticity.  These examples will illustrate how to practice efficiently and effectively to achieve the desired level of development.

Creative Jazz Composition:
Shai Maestro’s music is well-known for being creative, complex and stylistically unique; seamlessly integrating jazz and influences from his native Israel.   This workshop discusses the various ways in which his musical works are created, from conventional compositional methods to processes where raw ideas are presented to the band; the band then workshops these ideas to create the final work or arrangement. This can have the effect of making composition a communal activity rather than always being a solo endeavour.

Shai Maestro Piano Masterclass:
With special emphasis on jazz performance, this class will feature performances by some selected participants.  The participants will then be analyzed, critiqued, and receive guidance from Shai Maestro with the goal of furthering his/her musical development. Specific criteria that Shai will be looking at and addressing include improvisation, accompaniment, and instrumental technique.  The in-class performances will be given in a variety of ensemble formats (duo, piano trio, and quartet).

Jazz Improvisation Workshop:
This workshop explains and demonstrates ideas to be considered when improvising in various jazz styles, from traditional jazz standards all the way to today’s complex jazz compositions.  Techniques and practice methods for improvising over harmonically and rhythmically complex material will be explored, with Shai’s compositions serving as a perfect example of such material.  The knowledge and information gathered from this workshop will be applicable for all instrumentalists.

Desmond White
Jazz Bass Workshop:
The jazz bass workshop will start with the fundamentals of getting a good sound from the bass (acoustic and electric if applicable) and techniques for improving intonation and muscle strength.  The workshop will then move to properly learning jazz standards and constructing effective bass lines.  Once these fundamentals have been covered, Desmond will move into developing internal pulse and feel, which is an important skill for the execution of complex modern jazz music

Effective techniques for Learning Original Music:
In Shai’s group, almost all of his and Desmond’s compositions are learned by ear and performed from memory. This gives the musicians more freedom to stretch and interact during the performance, rather than having their heads stuck in the sheet music. As a sideman for Shai Maestro as well as many other world-renowed jazz artists, Desmond shares his experience and techniques for learning difficult compositions. Steps towards this goal include analysis/recognition, memorization as well as performance and interpretation.

 Jazz Bass Improvisation on the Bass:
Double bass is often considered to be more of an accompanying instrument.  However, current trends in jazz demand that the bassist be able to solo as effectively and musically as any other instrument.  This workshop discusses the role of the bass player as a soloist in the modern jazz ensemble.  The workshop will focus on improving as a soloist on the bass, with special attention paid to ideas such as well-chosen and accurate transcription, awareness of chord quality and leading tones, and melodic development. In addition, the workshop will address technical issues that may arise when soloing on the bass e.g. hand position, relaxation, accurate intonation in the upper register and fluent right hand technique.  Practical exercises will be given for working on all of these ideas.

  Jazz Masterclass with Desmond White: With special emphasis on jazz performance, this class will feature performances by some selected participants.  The performing participants will then be analyzed, evaluated, and given advice by Desmond for his/her future development in all musical aspects.  Both bass (acoustic and electric) and non-bass participants are welcome and are encouraged to perform in this masterclass.

Kush Abadey
The Learning of Jazz Drums:
Kush Abadey talks about how he studied and developed himself as a jazz drummer.  The workshop aims to be a session for basic to intermediate level drummers to acquire the necessary knowledge and techniques to become a great jazz drummer.  In addition to technical lessons and practice methods, this class also focuses on the musical and stylistic aspects of jazz drumming.

Advanced Jazz Styles for the Drumset:
 Jazz styles have changed and developed significantly over recent decades.  Jazz musicians, many of who are drummers, have developed a modern rhythmic language that is far more complex than the traditional jazz rhythmic vocabulary, incorporating elements such as odd time signatures and metric modulation.  Further to the topic of style, the workshop explores how other musical styles from all over the world have begun to influence and work their way into the jazz lexicon.  In this workshop, Kush Abadey discusses and recommends study and practice materials for the younger generation of drummers interested in these advanced rhythmic concepts and styles as they are applied to the drumset.

Jazz Masterclass with Kush Abadey:
With special emphasis on jazz performance, this class will feature the jazz performances by some selected participants.  The performing participants will then be analyzed, evaluated, and given recommendations by Kush Abadey for his/her future developments in all musical aspects.  Both drummer and non-drummer participants are all welcomed to perform in this masterclass.

Ensemble Masterclass:
Participants will be grouped into Jazz ensembles and will be asked to perform a given selection of jazz tunes of various styles.  This class will discuss in detail how each group could improve as a jazz ensemble, with attention paid to elements such as melodic and rhythmic accuracy, ensemble playing/communication, song interpretation, harmonic understanding, stylistic authenticity and any other concerns that may arise from the group’s performance.

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Ticket and Map

Ticket available at College of Music, Mahidol University
Buy tickets at the venue or Ticket Office Tel: 02-849-6565/6, ext. 6603, 6604, 6609
or Activity Office Tel 02-800-2530 ext. 3117,3109
E-mail : tijc.net@gmail.com, phappim@gmail.com, mshall@mahidol.ac.th

Early Bird: before January 6th: 3 days package: Baht 2,500 (Student 20% Discount)

- Student 20% Discount
- Music Lover Card 20% Discount
- MU Officer 20% Discount
- Rabbit Card 20% Discount
- KTC Card Holder 20% Discount

1-day Clinic

Baht 500

(Day Time Clinic)

1-day Perform

Baht 800

(Evening Concert)

3-day Conference

Baht 3,000

(All Events)

Early bird special

Baht 2,500

(Student 20% Discount)

Public Transportation
If you are using public transportation, here are our suggestions:

On the return side, the Salaya Link Bus will leave from the College of Music to Bang Wa BTS Station at 15 minutes after the evening concert is finished. For Salaya Link's regular weekday schedule (Mon - Fri) please see (www.music.mahidol.ac.th/salayalink)

Take bus number 515 (aircon) or bus 125 to Salaya

Take bus number 124 to Salaya.

From Pak Kred, Bang Bua Tong:
Take bus number 388 (aircon) to Salaya

Take bus number 84kor (aircon) to Salaya

Take bus number 547 (aircon) or 164 to Salaya

* A TAXI ride from anywhere near the city center is approximately 250-300 Baht.
Please travel safely and take one of the newer cabs. Don't forget to ask the driver to set the meter!

Accomodation Near By
Salaya Pavilion Hotel
(Mahidol University Training Hotel, Salaya, Nakhon Pathom)
Located on the campus of Mahidol University.
Telephone: + (66) 2441 – 0568M
Fax: + (66) 2441-0554
Email: rsvn@salayapavilion.com
Website: www.salayapavilion.com

Located on the campus of Mahidol University.
Telephone: + (66) 2889 - 3892 # 4000, 4001
Website: www.aihd.mahidol.ac.th

Bandit Parlor Salaya
Telephone: + (66) 2444-6655, 087-544-3333
Email: bunditparlor@gmail.com
Website: bunditparlor.hong-pak.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/bundit.parlor.salaya

The Royal Gems Golf Resort and Sports Club
98 Moo3 Salaya-Bangpasi Rd., A.Phuthamonthon, Nakhonpathom, 73170 Thailand
Email: rsvn_golf@royalgemsgolf.com
Telephone: + (66) 2 429-8066
Fax: + (66) 2 429-8070
Website: http://www.royalgemsgolf.com

The September Salaya
59 Moo 4 Salaya Phutthamonthon Nakhon Pathom 73170
Telephone: + (66) 2-889-3848, (0)81-911-5866
Email: theseptembersalaya@hotmail.com
Website: www.theseptembersalaya.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheSeptemberSalaya

Telephone: + (66) 2 444-6699
Fax: + (66) 2 444-66490
Website: www.bunditapartmentgroup.com

Direction to College of Music, Mahidol University



Administration Committee

  Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sugree Charoensook Dean
  Mr. Richard Ralphs Principal of Pre-College and Boarding School
  Mrs. Ariya Charoensook Associate Dean for Educational
  Mr. Darin Pantoomkomol Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research
  Mr. Krit Buranavitayawut Associate Dean for Construction Development
  Mrs. Paveena Phongsantichai Associate Dean for Finance
  Assistant Professor Dr.Joseph L. Bowman Associate Dean for International Affairs
  Mr. Noppadol Tirataradol Assoc.Dean for Professional Services

Organizing Committee

  Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sugree Charoensook Executive Director
  Mr. Noppadol Tirataradol Project Manager
  Mr. Darin Pantoomkomol  Artistic Director
  Mr. Krit Buranavitayawut Organizing Committee
  Mr. Teerapoj Plitakul Organizing Committee
  Mr. Kom Wongsawat Organizing Committee
  Mr. Taweesak Boonranapanitpa Organizing Committee
  Mr. Sarit Tanpensuk Organizing Committee
  Mr. Annawin Kerdteesud Organizing Committee
  Mr. Saruet Wijitwechakarn Organizing Committee
  Ms. Phappim Chuataharn TIJC Secretary


  All Administrative Staffs, College of Music, Mahidol University
  All Jazz Students, College of Music, Mahidol University

Special Thanks

  D Media Consultant PR Consultant
  Who Sound Co., Ltd  Light & Sound
  Unakun Co., Ltd Stage & Site Decoration
  Southstar Network Co., Ltd Visual Equipment
  Mr. Setsiri Nirandara Master of Ceremony
  Mr. Pongpop Rakagsorn Master of Ceremony
  Mr. Polwit Opapant English Translator
  Mr.Darin Pantoomkomol English Translator

Contact Us

College of Music Mahidol University Salaya Campus
25/25 Phutthamonthon Sai 4 Road Salaya,
Phutthamonthon Nakhonpathom, 73170 Thailand
Telephone : (662) 800-2525-34, ext.3117 or (662) 441-5300
Fax : (662) 800 2530
Email : tijc.net@gmail.com


Ticket available at College of Music, Mahidol University
Buy tickets at the venue or Ticket Office
Tel: 02-849-6565/6, ext. 6603, 6604, 6609
or Activity Office Tel 02-800-2530 ext. 3117,3109
E-mail : tijc.net@gmail.com, phappim@gmail.com, mshall@mahidol.ac.th