All that Jazz

Annual UNC Jazz Camp Features Free Concerts

The 11th annual UNC Jazz Camp July 13-18 includes several free concerts, highlighted by a special performance by the Colorado Jazz Orchestra at 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, in the Garden Theater. The complete schedule of free concerts open to the public is:

  • Sunday, July 13, 7:30 p.m.: Faculty Concert, Frasier 90
  • Monday, July 14, 7:30 p.m.: Faculty Concert, Frasier 90/63 (Instrumental/Vocal)
  • Tuesday, July 15, 8 p.m.: Colorado Jazz Orchestra Concert, Garden Theater
  • Thursday, July 17, 2 p.m.: Student Small Group/Solo Concert, Frasier 90/63 (Instrumental/Vocal)
  • Thursday, July 17, 7:30 p.m.: Faculty Concert, Frasier 90/63 (Instrumental/Vocal)
  • Friday, July 18, 1:30 p.m.: Student Large Ensemble Concert, Garden Theater

Designed to be intensive, challenging and inspiring, the UNC Jazz Camp will be led by UNC faculty and special guests trumpeter Clay Jenkins, saxophonist Don Aliquo, trombonist Paul McKee and vocalist Julia Dollison.

Jenkins, currently teaching at the Eastman School of Music, is a member of the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra and was formerly with the Stan Kenton, Buddy Rich, and Count Basie orchestras.

Aliquo, who teaches at Middle Tennessee State University, is a former member of the Buddy Rich Big Band and has recorded with jazz bass virtuoso Rufus Reid.

McKee is a member of the faculty at Florida State University, has toured extensively with and is a former member of Woody Herman's Thundering Herd Big Band.

Dollison, currently teaching at Metropolitan State University in Denver, is a member of the acclaimed vocal group, Vertical Voices, and serves as a clinician for the Monterey Jazz Festival.

UNC jazz faculty at the camp include Dana Landry (piano), Jim White (drums), Erik Applegate (bass), Kerry Marsh (voice) Andy Dahlke (saxophone), Nat Wickham (trombone), John Adler (trumpet), Steve Kovalcheck (guitar), and David Caffey (composition).

The camp for middle, high school and college students features student big bands and combos, instrumental master classes, jazz theory and listening classes and student jam sessions.

Complete jazz camp information is available at

For additional information or questions, contact Amy Murphy, 970-351-2394.

2012 jazz camp student

A student in UNC's 2012 Jazz Camp shows his stuff during a jam session in the Garden Theater.