Hoosac Valley HS Will Host Jazz Camp
IBerkshires.com reports that Berkshire County music students will get a week of face time with five professional New York City musicians that will culminate in a live performance at the Bounti-Fare.
North Adams native and jazz trumpeter Richard Boulger will bring with him a team of professional New York City musicians with varied styles and backgrounds who include pianist Charles Blenzig, drummer Victor Jones, bassist Alex Blake, and saxophonist Alex Foster.
The camp starts Monday runs daily from 4 to 8. During the first two days of the camp, Boulger said the kids will be sorted into ensembles. He added that they will also go over some warm-ups, how to practice properly, and technique.
This kind of specialized program will provide students with a unique experience of playing jazz, improvising, playing specific jazz warmups that most programs at high schools in Berkshire County do not address due.