THE ROBERTO OCASIO FOUNDATION PRESENTS
The 13th Annual Roberto Ocasio Latin Jazz Music Camp Bobby Sanabria, Artistic Director/Artist-In-Residence
June 25-30, 2017 Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, Ohio A RESIDENT CAMP for MUSIC STUDENTS Grades 8-12 (including 2016 graduates)
ALL INSTRUMENTS ~ ALL LEVELS
LATIN JAZZ LEARN IT...LIVE IT! A Resident Overnight Camp
Who Students Grades 8-12(including 2016 graduates) Music Students ~ All Instruments ~ All Levels Percussion, Brass, Woodwinds and All Instruments (piano, guitar, bass, violin, etc); Drumset; Afro-Cuban Percussion (congas, timbales, bongo, auxiliary percussion, etc); Brasilian percussion (surdo, repinique, ganza, agogo, etc)
LATIN JAZZ . . . LEARN IT AND LIVE IT FOR FIVE JAM-PACKED DAYS OF UNUSUAL AND INCREDIBLE LATIN JAZZ EXPERIENCES! CHALLENGING and DIFFERENT!
What's Happenin' group instruction & sectionals COMBO STUDY AND JAM
personal consultation (PRIVATE INSTRUCTION AVAILABLE) REHEARSALS, PUBLIC CONCERT
THEORY, HARMONY, IMPROVISATION HISTORY OF THE RHYTHMS, MUSIC, & LEGENDARY ARTISTS FOLKLORIC BACKGROUND EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS, CHARTS, FIELD TRIP OFFICIAL RO CAMP T-SHIRT 24-HR SUPERVISION (BY RO FOUNDATION ADULT COUNSELORS)
ALL Meals and DORM ACCOMMODATIONS
For middle-school and high-school music students, the program is designed to broaden and enhance skills and knowledge. It is required that students have basic background, middle-school level and above, but not necessarily in jazz or Latin fields. The Camp is a college-campus resident experience which includes fully supervised dorm accommodations. Class sizes are conservative to permit significant personal attention.
In addition to classroom and outdoor study locations, learning will include the history of Latin music by Bobby Sanabria and a field trip with him for all students to experience the genre. The curriculum will include bossa nova and Brazilian jazz as well as mambo/salsa, and evening jam sessions with professional artists. You will be required to bring your own instruments and be responsible for them on campus and in your dorm room.
Faculty BOBBY SANABRIA -- Artistic Director/Artist-In-Residence
Bobby Sanabria, internationally renowned drummer/percussionist, composer, arranger, educator, and 7-time Grammy®-nominated recording artist is the Camp's Artistic Director and Artist-in-Residence for the 10th consecutive year. Mr. Sanabria oversees the Camp curriculum and class instruction provided by our professional Latin-jazz artists and degreed music educators, who will be specifically selected in accordance with the needs and levels of enrolled students. Bobby instructs individual advanced students and large ensemble sessions as well as teaches group percussion classes for all levels, rehearses and directs the public performances, and is available for personal consultations.
PAUL FERGUSON (trombone)
JACKIE WARREN (piano)
PETER DOMINGUEZ (bass)
DAVE KASPER (sax, flute, clarinet)
ROLANDO PIZANA (guitar)
SCOTT McKEE (trumpet)
Bobby lectures and demonstrates the five-beat rhythm of the clave--the key to Afro-Cuban music which remains the core of the musical styles of today, including Rock & Roll and Hip-Hop. Playing a wide variety of percussion instruments and a full drum set, he creates a poly-rhythmic musical journey through history from West Africa to the Caribbean, into New Orleans and New York City. The traditional West-African-rooted "Call-and-Response" will have you up on your feet dancing, singing, clapping to the beat.
The Roberto Ocasio Latin Jazz Music Camp includes experiences that offer extra exposure to the rhythms and the music while having fun at the same time. And the fun includes a field trip each year to a special destination. For instance, hopping a bus for dinner and a jazz show at NightTown, noted as one of the best jazz clubs in the U.S. For the occasion, Bobby Sanabria & Quarteto Aché flew in from NYC to perform for us and a house audience of Latin-jazz aficionados. Next morning's bonus was a master class with Bobby and his internationally renowned musicians Peter Brainin (sax, flute), Enrique Haneine (piano), and Alex Hernandez (bass). Link below to sample some of the highlights and fun. Or we may go to the North Coast beach and enjoy a sunset supper next to the waves while listening to authentic Caribbean music by a band from Trinidad and Tabago. Each year is a surprise!
May 15 Final Application Deadline April 1 ~ discounted tuition deadline $650 After April 1 ~ Full tuition $700 April 15 ~ Financial Assistance Application Deadline (PLEASE CALL BEV MONTIE, 440.572.2048 FOR INFORMATION AND APPLICATION FORM) Includes 5 days & nights: dorm, all meals, musical instruction/materials,
field trip, activities. Excludes airfare and other travel expenses.
PLEASE COMPLETE ALL FORMS AND RETURN AS APPLICABLE BY TUITION DEADLINES.
REQUIRED: Audio or Video Audition Footage Must Be Submitted with Application Forms.
Horn, Piano, Bass Players - play a blues number and solo over it;
also play El Manicero (The Peanut Vendor) available in the Latin Real Book. Drummers & Percussionists - play at least two Afro-Cuban rhythms of your choosing
and also play one snare drum piece. Vocalists - 3 items: sing a blues, any jazz ballad, and Besame Mucho.
checks payable to: The Roberto Ocasio Foundation P.O. Box 81230 Cleveland, OH 44181
For further information about the camp, travel recommendations and assistance with ground transportation, please call 440.572.2048 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org If attending from outside the U.S., please contact us immediately for a letter of invitation which you will need to present to Embassy and Immigration officials.
"My favorite part of the Camp was the jam session on the beach!" -- Percussion Student
Refunds & Cancellation Policy
Cancellation by The Roberto Ocasio Foundation due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances or due to unmet minimum total Camp enrollment by May 15 deadline: Full refund of total paid tuition.
Cancellation in writing by enrolled student before May 30: Refund of total paid tuition less $50 fee
Cancellation in writing by enrolled student after May 30: 50% refund of total paid tuition.
Cancellation of attendance due to student dismissal from Camp: No refund.
If total tuition due from a student enrolled under the time-payment or sponsorship plan is unpaid by deadline dates, student enrollment will be cancelled and refund of paid tuition will be less $50 fee and any preliminary contract and vendor-reservation costs paid by TROF on behalf of student.
If previous years’ tuitions have not been fully paid, enrollment cannot be approved for 2016.
Roberto Ocasio January 9, 1955 - January 31, 2004
Music from"Algo Para T" 2001 by Roberto Ocasio
Song, "Chao's Groove," composed and arranged by Roberto Ocasio.
Roberto Ocasio, keyboards Rey Cintron, congas, timbales & percussion David González, bass
"Special thanks to our fans whose following and enthusiasm feed our energy and creativity." - Roberto Ocasio
The Roberto Ocasio Foundation P.O. Box 81230 Cleveland, OH 44181 440.572.2048