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  •   VOCAL & INSTRUMENTAL WORKSHOPS 2016       

    WEEK ONE:    JULY 31 – AUG. 6:  VOCAL & INSTRUMENTAL

    ENDICOTT COLLEGE  – ON BOSTON’S NORTH SHORE 

    NILSON MATTA, CHICO PINHEIRO, CRAIG HANDY, MATT KING, FERNANDO SACI & MORE TBA!  

    Perched on the North Shore of the Massachusetts Bay, Endicott College is situated a convenient 20 miles north of Boston.  Despite its proximity to the city, Endicott has a classic New England feel to it. Its oceanfront campus includes three private beaches on Salem Sound.   We build time into our schedule so that participants can beach, bike, kayak, and/or visit the nearby towns of Boston’s “Gold Coast” — historic Salem, Gloucester, Marblehead, and Rockport!  Our classes will be held in the magnificent Arts Center (photo on left).

    WEEK TWO:   AUGUST 7 – 13:  INSTRUMENTAL ONLY 

       COLLEGE OF THE ATLANTIC – BAR HARBOR, ME  

    NILSON MATTA, CARLOS FRANZETTI, HARRY ALLEN, JAY ASHBY,  PAUL BOLLENBACK, FERNANDO SACI 

    ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS 

    Our commitment is to providing high quality, personalized instruction, to making your experience FUN, and to providing a road map for subsequent study!

    Nilson MattaUnder the direction of virtuoso bassist NILSON MATTA, Samba Meets Jazz Workshops provides the opportunity to study and hang with some of the world’s top jazz musicians in an intimate learning environment!

    Our workshops, are geared to instrumentalists and vocalists of all levels and musical backgrounds.

    • If you’re a hobbyist or college student, you’ll be challenged and supported to reach that next level!
    • If you’re a professional on today’s music scene, or an educator, you’ll hone your skills through master classes, individual coaching, playing alongside musicians recognized as being at the top of their field
    • And if you’re new to straight ahead Jazz and/or Brazilian and Afro-Cuban Jazz, you’ll be guided in transitioning your skills in a nurturing environment.