TESTIMONIALS

CHRIS C. MAXFIELD, PIANO – NEW YORK, NY

“For me, Samba Meets Jazz was a dream come true — to work in a small ensemble setting with world-class musicians in a top shelf studio in the magical city of Rio de Janeiro. This will be my fourth time back, and it just keeps getting better and better!” –                                            

 

WELLS GORDON, BASS , MAINE 

“As a working musician, SmJ-Bar Harbor is a great opportunity to dig into Bossa Nova, Samba, and Afro-Cuban styles — which other music schools often “glaze over.”   SmJ helps you to understand the stylistic differences.  This separates you form the generic and average …. ”

 

ELLYN GETZ, VOCALIST, BOSTON, MA.

“Samba Meets Jazz gave me a precious gift — the confidence in my capability to learn and sing samba music in Portuguese, which I found life-changing. This total music immersion program was inspirational, the instructors were talented, passionate, and personable, and my fellow students were welcoming and supportive. I can’t recommend SMJ enough, and I can’t wait to return!” Ellyn Getz, vocalist, Boston

 

GRIET DE MOYER, TRUMPET – BELGIUM 

“SmJ – Bar Harbor was the Best music camp and experience of my life! Nice and very good musicians that really teach you what you need!  I’m definitely gonna do it again in the future.”

 

JUDITH KAHN, SAXOPHONE – YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND 

Fun and amazing trip!  A great way to visit Rio, experience the music, and learn from Brazilian musicians!”