Celebrating 10 years!
August 8 – 12, 2016
An all-day, weeklong intensive for aspiring professionals directed by internationally acclaimed jazz guitarist and educator Mimi Fox. We are also pleased to welcome guest instructor Henry Johnson. Includes daily master classes, jam sessions and a student concert at the school.
Grammy-nominated Chicago-born guitarist Henry Johnson worked with Jack McDuff, Donny Hathaway, Ramsey Lewis and Joe Williams early in his career. Since then he’s released numerous albums under his own name and performed with Nancy Wilson, Marlena Shaw, Angela Bofil, Dizzy Gillespie, the Boston Pops, Sonny Stitt, Freddie Hubbard, Grover Washington Jr., Stanley Turrentine, Dr. Billy Taylor and many others.
Summer Guitar Intensive director Mimi Fox has been named a winner in six consecutive DownBeat international critics polls. She has performed with Joey DeFrancesco, Branford Marsalis and Diana Krall, among many others.
First-call Bay Area greats John Shifflett (bass) and Jason Lewis (drums) will round out the rhythm section.
Daily Schedule (Monday – Friday)
9-10:30 am – Master class with Henry Johnson
10:45-12:45 pm – Rhythm section workout with Jason Lewis & John Shifflett
12:45-1:15 pm – Lunch break
1:15-2:15pm – Solo guitar mastery with Mimi Fox
2:15-3:15 pm – Guitar masters transcription class with Mimi Fox
3:30-4:30 pm – Rhythm workshop with guest drummer Alan Hall
Student/Faculty concert Friday August 12, 8pm
Please call 510-845-5373 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Maximum enrollment of 12 guitarists. Early registration is highly recommended!