WEEK 3

JAZZ JAM & STRING SWING! 

It’s time for everyone to think outside the box and learn the ingredients of swing, funk, and ballads! Classes led by Upper Darby’s own Hiruy (Henry) Tirfe. Henry’s “Recipe for Jazz” for young players, and Breakout Combos for recording sessions with faculty clinicians PLUS Masterclass Sessions with our special guests below!

MICAH GRAVES

Settlement Music School Alumnus and Temple University Jazz Pianist, Micah Graves shows our campers how to ‘break down’ a song and work thru chord structure. Now working on his debut album “Not for the Ordinary.”

LIL JOHN ROBERTS

Philadelphia native and highly sought after drummer, “Lil John” Roberts, stops by to talk about professionalism and personality when playing for the likes of Janet Jockson, Steve Wonder, and countless others.

MEKHI BOONE

Thirteen year old prodigy, Mekhi Boone, teaches our campers the importance of learning chord progressions as a drummer and how to communicate with the other players in your ensemble. Look for Mekhi at Chris’ Jazz Cafe and Ortleib’s in Philly.