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Adult Intensive Jazz Workshop
Jazz is hot under the direction of Rodney Whitaker, along with national and regional jazz professionals. This one-day session is made up of big band combo rehearsals, studio class, jazz history, listening and improv. Internationally-renowned bassist and Mack Avenue recording artist, Rodney Whitaker currently holds the title of Professor of Jazz Bass and Director of Jazz Studies at Michigan State University, where he has built one of the leading jazz degree programs and performing faculty in the United States. A proven and commited jazz educator, Whitaker has presented numerous master classes across the nation. He is a consultant with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in the development of the jazz education department, and has served on the faculties of University of Michigan and Julliard Institute of Jazz. (Ages 19+)