May 30, 2015
The last in a series of 5 unique MasterClass/Workshops. Designed to bring bowed string players and aficionados face-to-face with the finest, most stylistically varied jazz violinists available. All master classes will include demonstrations and improvisational sessions aimed at the interests and abilities of the attendees. Students should bring a bowed stringed instrument if they wish to play. Others can listen and participate in discussions about the Violin in Jazz. Each Master Class/Workshop will have a broad focus. This session with focus on how the classical violinist in jazz, and what role classical training might have in jazz playing. Cameron is also as a composer/arranger, and is known for his Gypsy Jazz arrangements of classical standards like Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmüsik.
Cameron Wilson will also be in concert with VanDjango on Friday, Apr. 27 at Point Richmond Jazz.
Please note: This workshop will be held at Point Richmond Jazz, 201 Martina St., Point Richmond 94801.
Cameron Wilson and VanDjango: Cameron Wilson is a violinist/composer currently residing in Vancouver. He is a member of the classical crossover piano trio Joe Trio, the gypsy jazz quartet Van Django, the Hard Rubber Orchestra and Francophone inspired trio Pastiche. His compositions and arrangements have been performed by numerous symphony orchestras and ensembles across North America. He has collaborated with well-known Canadian CBC storyteller Stuart Mclean on A History of Canada and I Remember Wayne and has co-written a film noir opera called Supernatural Noirwith playwright Kico Gonzalez Risso. His most recent composing gig was scoring the music for the short film The Mary Contest. vandjango.com