The intercollegiate intercultural A-JAM PROGRAM is open--by audition--to students from any of San Antonio's five Alamo Colleges. Auditions are held each November. During the spring semester, the A-JAM combo performs locally and is coached by regional professionals and visiting artists. One grand prize recipient is invited to the annual meeting of the International Association of Schools of Jazz (IASJ) in late June or early July, where s/he performs with fellow students from all over the world for one intensive week. The meetings are hosted by a different school each year. Singer Jeané Gaines, Northwest Vista College, participated in the IASJ meeting in São Paulo, Brazil in 2011 as the first A-JAM grand prize winner. You could be next!

IASJ Meeting 2011

IASJ Meeting 2011
IASJ Meeting, Sao Paulo, Brazil 2011 (Look for Jeane)

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Bass Student to Attend "World Cup of Jazz" in Cape Town, SA!


South African College of Music, host of the 2014 IASJ Jazz Meeting

Drum roll please! We've just heard from the IASJ (International Association of Schools of Jazz) host school that they have picked Lorenzo Perez, bass student from Northwest Vista College, to participate in the 2014 International Jazz Meeting in Cape Town, South Africa. Congratulations, Lorenzo! Read all about it...

 

A professor of jazz studies at the University of Cape Town’s South African College of Music, Prof. Mike Rossi, has presented a successful bid to host the International Association of Schools of Jazz in Cape Town in 2014. Rossi and his students, Zeke Le Grange and Darren English, attended and performed at the 21st annual meeting of the International Association of Schools of Jazz – IASJ in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in July. Delegates from 40 institutions from 19 countries attended the event. At the meeting, Rossi performed, lectured and presented a successful bid to host the IASJ meeting in Cape Town in 2014.

In his words, he explains what it means to UCT and jazz lovers to host the event: Why is it such a big deal for UCT – and Cape Town – to host the IASJ conference? This is the first time in the IASJ’s history, which presents a meeting and a conference each year, that the meeting will be held on the African continent. Read more >>


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