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Jazz Workshop

July 13-21, 2016​

Sunny Wilkinson and Frank Potenza, Jazz faculty


"The Art of the Duo": Jazz Week in Italy

Jazz immersion in an unforgettable European setting in the heart of Mediterranean culture.

Intensive study in Italy with acclaimed jazz performers and  educators  Sunny Wilkinson and Frank Potenza to explore the creative musical relationship between jazz guitarist and jazz vocalist. 


Students will receive one-on-one instruction as well as duo coachings and the opportunity to study improvisation, theory and arranging.


A bassist and drummer will be provided later in the week for trio and quartet performances.


Open to vocalists and guitarists of all levels.


Jazz students will enjoy:

  • The individual attention of private lessons.

  • Master classes

  • Jam sessions

  • Faculty and student performances

  • Opportunities to visit area jazz clubs and meet local musicians

  • Excursions to landmark tourism sites, such as Pompeii, Capri, Naples, etc.

Master class topics will include:



  • Mastering jazz phrasing

  • Communicating with the rhythm section

  • Expressing the lyrics

  • Proper vocal production and technique

  • Movement and alignment exercises




  • Solo guitar techniques

  • Rubato phrasing

  • How to follow a singer

  • Voicing changes for accompaniment

  • Arrangements for duo, trio, and quartet

Special topics seminars:

  • Intros and endings

  • How to express varieties of time feels

  • Creation of lead sheets


Cost: $ 2,145 - Includes: Tuition & Accommodations


To Apply: Application form and an audition tape are due by March 31, 2016.

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For more details, see General Information & Registration





All festival pianos are supplied by Progetto Piano, Naples.

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