NILSON MATTA, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

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RIO DE JANEIRO 2016

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BAR HARBOR – 2014 – VOCAL WEEK

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Samba Meets Jazz featured in DOWNBEAT Magazine

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SMJ – BAR HARBOR 2013 at COLLEGE OF THE ATLANTIC!

We're looking forward to our 5th summer at this magnificent venue!… [more]

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ACADIA NATIONAL PARK

Our Bar Harbor venue is just minutes away from Acadia National Park.  Students often take advantage… [more]

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SUNSET IN RIO DE JANEIRO…

OUR THIRD SMJ — BRAZIL was held in RIO DE JANEIRO for the first time in February 2013...… [more]

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  • 2018 REGISTRATION STARTS DECEMBER …

     

      VOCAL & INSTRUMENTAL:  JULY 22 – 28, 2018 

      

     Endicott College on Boston’s North Shore  

     DOMINIQUE EADE                                      CHICO PINHEIRO                              JULIAN SHORE                              FERNANDO SACI                                      MORE TBA!                                                     

     

     INSTRUMENTAL & TAP DANCE:  AUG. 5 – 11, 2018

     College of the Atlantic – Bar Harbor, ME         

     ROMERO LUBAMBO                                  SCOTT  ROBINSON                                  DARIO ESKENAZI FERNANDO SACI                                                                             MORE TBA!                                 

    From Straight Ahead Jazz, to Afro-Cuban and Brazilian ensembles, to Big Band, classes in Improvisation, and instrument-specific study, these masters will guide you to your next level:    

     

    IS SAMBA MEETS JAZZ FOR … YOU? 

    Under the direction of virtuoso bassist, 2017 Grammy Nominee 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 with like-minded adults!   With a max of 34 participants, our commitment is to providing  high quality, personalized instruction, to making your experience FUN, and providing a road map for following up at home!  

    Our workshops are geared to adult 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.