Thursday, August 01, 2013
4th Annual Oklahoma Jazz Camp
This year marked the 4th season of the Oklahoma Summer Jazz Camp held July 7-13, sponsored by the University of Tulsa School of Music. The camp had its best enrollment to date with 70 students attending ranging in age from 14-62. The campers hailed not only from the Oklahoma region, but also from California, Puerto Rico, Texas, California and Maryland. Joining jazz faculty members from the University of Tulsa were TU alums Steve Wilkerson (Mt. San Antonio College/Los Angeles); Andrea Baker-Wilkerson (Pasadena Community College); and Pat Kelley (University of Southern California). The featured guest artist was trumpeter Walter White whose credits as a performer include work with Maynard Ferguson, The Mingus Band and Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. Plans are already underway for new programs and guest artist faculty for the 2014 jazz camp.