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Hal Melia – Founder

What is Jazz Labs Dayton?
A summer music program where young musicians learn about and perform big band and combo jazz.

 

Why should I be a part of this?
In addition to performance opportunities, you’ll be in touch with top professionals in jazz today. Summer camp ensembles and master classes are led by many of the area’s most notable jazz educators, who are also burnin’ jazz players, ready to sharpen your instrumental skills. You’ll also learn about jazz theory, jazz history, and jazz improvisation, and have the chance to listen to and play with everyone from peers to pros.

 

How do I sign up?
Just send in the registration form along with your deposit, and we’ll be in touch.

 

Jazz Labs Dayton Student Showcase Concerts

Jazz Labs Dayton students will celebrate everything they’ve learned during the week by putting on a concert for friends, family, and others. The concerts will take place in Boll Theatre in UD’s Kennedy Union.

 

The Guest Artist will perform on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 7:00 pm
The Big Bands will perform on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 7:00 pm
The Combos will perform on Friday, June 14, 2019 at 12:00 noon

 

Friends and family members are invited to attend this concert free of charge. Video and audio recording of the concert is permitted, but we ask that anyone who records the concert be considerate and respect others’ ability to see and hear the show without disruption. We also ask that you use no extra lighting, and keep flash photography to a minimum.

Teaching Artists

Hal Melia

Hal Melia

Sax
Jim Leslie

Jim Leslie

Drums
Sammy K

Sammy K

Drums
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Dan Nicora

Sax
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Lee Watts

Trombone
Scott Belck

Scott Belck

Trumpet
Chris Berg

Chris Berg

Bass
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Phillip Burkhead

Piano
Bill Burns

Bill Burns

Woodwinds
Dr. Jimmy Leach

Dr. Jimmy Leach

Trumpet
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Jim Smith

Guitar
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Eric Lechliter

Trumpet
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Ryan Hamilton

Trombone

Guest Artist

Bria Skonberg

Bria Skonberg

NYC Trumpet Player, Singer, Songwriter, Instigator.

 

“looks like a Scandinavian angel, plays trumpet like a red hot devil, and sings like a dream.” ­
– Wall Street Journal

 

“It’s such a groove watching my skol sister follow in the path of Pops, Louis Armstrong, the one who started it all…”
– Quincy Jones

 

“has become the shining hope of hot jazz, on the strength of a clarion trumpet style indebted to Louis Armstrong, a smooth purr of a singing voice inspired by Anita O’Day, and the wholesome glow of youth.“ ­
– NY Times

 

New York based Canadian singer, trumpeter and songwriter Bria Skonberg has been described as one of the “most versatile and imposing musicians of her generation” (Wall Street Journal). Recognized as one of 25 for the Future by DownBeat Magazine, Bria Skonberg has been a force in the new generation with her bold horn melodies and smoky vocals, and adventurous concoctions of classic and new.

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