Now in its 17th year, the CMW gathers renowned musicians and educators from across North America. As well as Jerry Granelli (drums - Halifax), the CMW core faculty also includes Jay Clayton (voice - New York City), J. Anthony Granelli (electric bass - New York City), David Tronzo (guitar - Boston), Dani Oore (saxophones - Toronto) and Tim Crofts (piano - Halifax).
This year our guest clinician is two-time Grammy-nominated Dave Douglas. He was the recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship in 1995, and has been recognized for his work by the New York Jazz Awards, Down Beat, JazzTimes, Jazziz and the Italian Jazz Critics’ Society. As well as owning his own internet-based label Greenleaf Music, he was also former director for the Banff International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music and founder of the Festival of New Trumpet Music in New York. Mr. Douglas cites Igor Stravinsky, John Coltrane, and Stevie Wonder as primary influences on his music.
There are two streams for the program. The half-day Creative Process, July 6-12, is open to artists and musicians from all disciplines who are interested in deepening their practice. The Core Program, July 4-13 with evening and all day sessions, is suitable for musicians who want to take their playing to the next level. Special clinics with visiting jazz festival musicians are offered throughout the program to provide participants with hands-on training in improvisation.
Sessions will take place at the Sacred Heart School of Halifax, 5820 Spring Garden Road, Halifax, NS. Students of the Core CMW program receive a free all events pass and Creative Process students receive a free festival tent pass to the TD Halifax Jazz Festival. For more information, including program information and registration click here.