The Articulate Jazz Musician: Mastering the Language of Jazz
- Often, jazz language instruction begins with improvisation studies. In this session, Grammy-winning saxophonist, Jeff Coffin and John LaPorta Jazz Educator of the Year Award-winner, Caleb Chapman present a new approach to introducing young musicians to the jazz language with a focus on well defined articulations and swing concepts.
- Caleb Chapman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 12/19/2013 09:30 AM - N/A
- As President of Caleb Chapman Music, Caleb directs 150 musicians in 11 ensembles, including the award-winning Crescent Super Band. He is also the Music Academy Director at Pioneer High School for the Performing Arts. For his efforts, Caleb was named the 2011 “John LaPorta International Jazz Educator of the Year.”
Caleb’s students have been honored with 17 DownBeat Awards and 7 consecutive “Best of State” awards for Utah. Utah Best of State also named Caleb Utah’s “Best Educator” (2011) and “Best Music Educator” (2012).
Caleb’s bands have been featured at many prestigious festivals and have performed with over 200 guest artists, including Randy Brecker, Joe Lovano, Christian McBride, Peter Erskine, Gordon Goodwin, Wayne Bergeron, Esperanza Spalding, and Bob Mintzer, to name a few.
Caleb is a Board Member for the Jazz Education Network (JEN) and an artist and clinician for Yamaha Saxophones, Rico Reeds, Alfred Publishing, and JodyJazz Mouthpieces.