Someone who can combine all of
these skills turning them into sound
which transcends each individual
skill, inspiring and emotionally
moving the listener is a musician.
|Thomas M. Palance
Trumpet Artist and Educator
Photo by Terri Unger
Each summer I host jazz camps for
High School and middle school age
musicians. In these camps we promote
creativity through jazz music which is
our national treasure. This music
requires expression of self, while
cooperating and compromising with
others. These camps promote and
encourage working with others to
achieve a sophisticated form of
Some student quotes from this year's
"This camp was one of the best camps
I have ever been to! It was a lot of fun
and I met a lot of really cool people! It
was really laid back and cool and we
still got a lot of stuff done. I can't wait
for next year!"
"This camp was an absolute blast.
Everything was awesome. Thanks for
being a great
This was one of the best weeks of my
life. Nuff said."
"I don't think I've ever had more
fun and the group of kids was stellar,
as was the staff"
Jazz honors diversity because it is the
child of, and a perfect expression of
diversity. TMP 14