Just wanted to remind you that our Annual Jazz Brunch Fundraiser is being held on March 9th featuring Philadelphia Tenor Saxophone Legend Bootsie Barnes along with John Swana on valve trombone and Lucas Brown on organ. Tickets and more information on link below. Please come out and support our young jazz musicians and enjoy what promises to be a great show and top of the line brunch buffet at Adelphia's Restaurant.
The Creative Arts Jazz Band opened up their Cavalcade of Bands 2014 Jazz season at the New Hope-Solesbury High School Jazz Festival last night with 10 other bands plus the host school. It was a great night of jazz. The CAMVA Jazz Band received a rating of Superior for their performance. The Trumpet and Rhythm sections took home best section awards. Richard Williams won a Honorable Mention Solo award. Awesome job guys .
Next week 0n 2/28/2014 the band will be traveling to the Upper Moreland High School Jazz Festival at 3000 Terwood Road Willow Grove PA 19090. Show starts at 5pm.
Creative Arts Jazz Band plays at around 9:10pm
The Camden Creative Arts Jazz Band traveled to the Mid Atlantic Jazz Festival in Rockville MD to compete the Jazz Combo and high school Big Band competitions among 12 schools from the Mid Atlantic region. On Friday night the Jazz Combo took 1st place and on Saturday the Big Band placed 2nd with a outstanding solo award going to junior trombonist Michael Spearman. Junior Saxophonist Richard Williams was awarded as one of the best saxophone players of the festival. The Trombone section was treated to a masterclass with Trombonist extraordinaire Steve Turre. The band on a whole had a great learning experience meeting and learning from the best in the business. GREAT JOB!!!!
Next week the band will open up it's Cavalcade of Bands Schedule at New Hope-Solesbury High School Jazz Festival on Saturday 2/22/2014.
The Camden Creative Arts Jazz Band on Saturday 2/8/2014 competed in The Annual High School Jazz Festival at the Berklee College of Music in Boston MA. The band under the direction of Jamal P Dickerson finished in first place in Large Ensemble Class 6. Outstanding musicianship awards were given to Senior Trombonist Ronald Torres and Senior drummer Charles Davis. The Superior Musicianship for Class 6 was awarded to Junior Trombonist Michael Spearman. Michael was also the Judges Choice award winner .
The band also finished in first place in the Small Ensemble Class 4 with the Judges Choice Award going to Senior Charles Davis. Outstanding Musicianship were awarded to Juniors Michael Spearman on Trombone and Jamal P Dickerson II on Trumpet. Accepting the first place trophy was Camden Creative Arts Jazz Band Alumnus and Berklee College of Music Graduate Joseph Streater Who's work with the Small group must be acknowledged. GREAT JOB!!!
The band will next be traveling to the Mid Atlantic Jazz Festival in Rockville MD to compete in the Small Ensemble and Big Band events on Friday 2/14 and Saturday 2/15.