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Hugh Fraser and Monik Nordine Lead Salt Spring Jazz Camp

May 27, 2009

Hugh Fraser’s decision last year to step away from institutional jazz programs has given him more time for performance – we’ve been seeing a lot of him of late, which is wonderful – but it’s also meant fewer opportunities for students of jazz to connect with one of the greatest jazz educators this country has ever produced.

Fraser’s infectious enthusiasm for music inspires all who come in contact with him, and so it’s good news that saxophonist Monik Nordine, in conjunction with the Salt Spring Arts Academy, has organized a one-week jazz camp this summer that Fraser will lead with her.

The camp is open to all ages and is aimed at locals and non-locals alike.  Shelley Mahoney, the program director for the academy, which was founded last August, is hoping the camp will become an annual event and thinks it could help make the academy “a summer destination school.”

Mahoney already has a vocal jazz workshop in place this month that is full and  hopes to add other jazz offerings throughout the year as part of a larger goal to develop a comprehensive arts school on the island.

The five-day workshop runs from July 13 -18 and will culminate in a student performance on the last day.  The application deadline is July 1.  For more information visit http://www.saltspringartsacademy.ca/summerjazz.htm

-Rick Gibbs

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