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The ABC’s of Latin Jazz: Argentina, Brazil and Cuba


July 27 –August 1, M, T, W, Th, F, S, 9:00am – 4:00pm


Kerry Hall PON, 710 East Roy St, Seattle, WA


The price of this course is $450.00

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Course Description

Jovino Santos Neto (Cornish College of the Arts), Chris Stover (The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music), and Ben Thomas (Highline College; Cornish) will teach a five-day intensive workshop on traditional and modern music from three Latin American musical traditions that have had a tremendous impact worldwide: Argentina, Brazil, and Cuba. Jovino, Chris, and Ben are internationally acknowledged specialists in the music from these areas, and have a long and distinguished history of both teaching and performing together. Activities will include Latin jazz ensembles, drumming ensembles, idiomatic improvisation lessons, history and listening sessions, and even an introduction to some of the important dances from these regions. This is a truly unique offering; no other institution in the US has a course quite like it, with this broad and deep look into three distinctive but intersecting musical traditions.

Who should enroll?

Students, ages 14+ already possessing a solid foundation on their instrument and who have experience playing in their high school jazz big bands or orchestras are especially encouraged to apply. Vocalists as well as woodwind, brass, percussion, and other instrumentalists are all encouraged to apply. 

Daily Schedule

Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm with a break for lunch, and a concluding performance scheduled for Saturday, August 1 at 1:00pm in PONCHO Concert Hall on the Cornish campus.

Audition Requirements

Open for enrollment to students, ages 14+ playing at an intermediate or advanced level.

Requirements & Availability

  • Ages
    14 +
  • Housing
  • Scholarships