Jazz Mentors is a teacher internship program that provides on-the-job teacher training and professional mentorship to a select group of aspiring jazz musicians between the ages of 18-25 within the context of Stanford Jazz Workshop’s summer Jazz Camp at Stanford University. Involving up to 10 interns, 450 students between the ages of 12 and 17, and 50 faculty members, the Jazz Mentors Program represents a multi-generational, community-oriented approach to teaching and learning about jazz. The participating interns will also receive ample opportunities for artistic development through public performance and coaching from select SJW faculty.
This blog presents the experiences and thoughts of the 2010 Mentors: Reuben Allen, piano; Natalie Cressman, trombone; Martin Nevin, bass; John Britton, trumpet; Ben Flocks, saxophone; Matt Marantz, saxophone; Cory Cox, drums.
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