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Summer Jazz Program - August 1-5, 2016

Rosendale Theatre


Student Performance with guest artist, Terell Stafford


Friday, August 5 at 5:15 pm at the Rosendale Theatre


The Hudson Valley Youth Jazz Orchestra (HVYJO) and the Shaut Jazz Project will  present a week-long summer jazz emersion program for students interested in performing and learning about jazz. All activites will be held in the Rosendale Theatre in beautiful Rosendale, NY.


Students will study with some of the top jazz musicians in the Hudson Valley and NYC area during rehearsals, master-classes, sectionals and performances. The week culminates with a performance featuring guest artist, Terell Stafford on Friday, August 5 at 5:15 pm at the Rosendale Theatre.


Advanced Track 9 AM - 1:30 PM - tuition $225 

 Students at a NYSSMA level 5 or 6 proficiency. Some to a great deal of experience performing jazz. Willingness and interest to begin and develop improvisation.


Intermediate Track 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM - tuition $150 

Students at a NYSSMA level 3 or 4 proficiency. No experience performing jazz necessary. Willingness to step out of musical comfort zone is necessary.


NEW! Beginner Track 2:00-4:00 PM - tuition $150 

Students should have at least 1 year of experience on an instrument and be at a NYSSMA level 1 or 2 proficiency.  Willingness to step out of musical comfort zone is necessary.


NEW! Jazz Arranging 101 with Scott Arcangel 1:45 PM-3:-00PM- additional tuition of $100 if registered for HVYJO/ $125 if not participating in HVYJO


Students need not have any arranging experience. Students should be a profecient instrumentalist and have strong understanding of  basic  music theory This is designed for advanced high school and college students.


NEW! Jazz Arranging  Pre101 with Scott Arcangel 12:15 PM-1:30 PM- additional tuition of $100 if registered for HVYJO/ $125 if not participating in HVYJO


Students need not have any arranging experience. Students will get a behind the scenes look atwhat goes into arranging a jazz piece. See how musical decisions can shape the direction. This section is designed for middle school or high school students


NEW! Private lesson with a Clinician Time and date TBD - additional $30 for 1/2hour lesson if registered for HVYJO/ $35 if not participating in HVYJO



Please email Dan Shaut if you have questions about which track to select.


Students will:

  • work in both large and small ensembles with professional jazz performers and educators

  • perform in a culminating concert with professional guest artists

  • develop a further understanding of jazz vocabulary

  • continue to develop technical and musical skills

  • learn to use the ear as part of the music learning process

  • begin to improvise or develop improvisation

  • gain an introduction to jazz theory and history


Directors- Dan Shaut and Bob Shaut





Terell Stafford - Guest Artist

* Save $50 if you register before May 31.

Terell Stafford, acclaimed trumpet player based in New York, has been hailed as “one of the great players of our time, a fabulous trumpet player” by piano legend McCoy Tyner. Stafford is recognized as an incredibly gifted and versatile player. He combines a deep love of melody with his own brand of spirited and adventurous lyricism. Stafford’s exceptionally expressive and well defined musical talent allows him to dance in and around the rich trumpet tradition of his predecessors while making his own inroads.  
Since the mid-1990’s, Stafford has performed with groups such as Benny Golson’s Sextet, McCoy Tyner’s Sextet, Kenny Barron Quintet, Frank Wess Quintet, Jimmy Heath Quintet and Big Band, Jon Faddis Jazz Orchestra, Carnegie Hall Jazz Band and Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Alumni Band. Stafford, with the HamiltonClayton Jazz Orchestra, performed on Diana Krall’s GRAMMY nominated "From this Moment On" (2006). As a member of the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Stafford was awarded a GRAMMY in 2009. Stafford can be heard on over 130 albums. His latest recording, "This Side of Strayhorn" has been hailed as “the first must have album of 2011” and “genius”.   


Stafford is the Director of Jazz Studies and Chair of Instrumental Studies at Temple University, founder and band leader of the Terell Stafford Quintet, and Managing and Artistic Director of the Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia (JOP). Stafford is renowned in the jazz world as an educator, performer and leader and has received countless award nominations and accolades

Guest Clinicians

(may vary depending on enrollment)

Tristen Napoli (trumpet)

NYC trumpeter and Kingston High School alumni, Tristen Napoli, has toured the US with the Artie Shaw Orchestra, performed at the Carnegie Club in NYC, and recorded a debut album with a quintet of jazz luminaries. He was selected for the All American Jazz Orchestra. He has performed at major jazz clubs in NYC including; Birdland, Smoke Jazz Club and Smalls Jazz Club.




Jeff "Siege" Siegel (drums)

"Siege" is a veteran of the NY jazz scene and has worked with a virtual "who's who" of artists. A member of the Sir Roland Hanna Trio from 1994-99, Siegel's diverse career has also led him to perform and/or record with legends such as Ron Carter, Kenny Burrell, Jack DeJohnette, Benny Golson, Frank Foster, Sheila Jordan and many more. He has also performed with many in the next generation of jazz musicians including; Dave Douglas, Stefon Harris, Kurt Elling, Ravi Coltrane, Arturo O"Farrill, Steve Turre and John Esposito. As an educator Siegel teaches at The New School in NYC, SUNY New Paltz and Western Connecticut State University. He is an endorser for Vic Firth Drumsticks.

Matt Finck (guitar)

Over the past 15 years Finck has performed with such fine artists as Steve Wilson, Dennis Mackrel, Randy Brecker, John Medeski, and Roswell Rudd. Finck currently teaches guitar at the College of St. Rose in Albany and recently received his Master's Degree in Music from SUNY Purchase. Finck recently released with Jonathan Ball a critically acclaimed album with legenedary musicians; Randy Brecker, Adam Nussbaum and Jay Anderson.

Scott Arcangel (jazz arranging and piano)

Based in New York, pianist, composer & arranger Scott Arcangel's music is published through Maxwell Tree Music and UNC Jazz Press, and is performed regularly by big bands, small groups, high school and collegiate jazz ensembles, as well as artists around the world. 

Scott has studied with the renowned jazz faculty at the University of North Texas, William Paterson University, and at SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music. He has studied piano with Dan Haerle, and composition and arranging with Bret Zvacek, Paris Rutherford and Michael Abene. He is the former Music Director and Arranger for The West Point Jazz Knights big band, producing several recordings, radio and television broadcasts, and hundreds of performances. 

His most recent arrangements have been for Claudio Roditi, Stefon Harris, The Charleston Jazz Orchestra, the Seton Hall University Faculty Jazz Ensemble, The Boston Pops Orchestra, Syesha Mercado & The Sarasota Orchestra. Scott has extensive experience as a performer and educator, and has presented clinics on arranging, improvisation, and ensemble performance at colleges, festivals, and music conferences - including a recent presentation of The Art of the Intro at the Jazz Education Network's 2016 Conference.

Previous Guests Artists

Professor Vadala, Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Maryland, is one of the country's foremost woodwind artists. He has appeared on more than 100 recordings to date. Vadala's performing career has been highlighted by a long tenure as standout woodwind artist with the internationally recognized Chuck Mangione Quartet. He has performed on five gold and two platinum albums, and has received  two Grammys, two Emmys and one Golden Globe. He has performed and/or recorded with such greats as Dizzy Gillespie, Quincy Jones, B.B King, Chick Corea, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, Placido Domingo, Sarah Vaugh, Natalie Cole, Herbie Hancock, Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder. He is a member of the award winning Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra.

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