Girls also want to play jazz

As a result of cooperation with JazzDanmark and in the frame of the co-financed by the Nordisk Kultur Fond project "JazzCamp for Girls takes the North", the JazzCamp for Girls will start in Katowice right after the end of the school year, on June 27th, and will last until July 1st. It is an offer for students of first and second degree music schools from Katowice and the surrounding area. Excellent tutors, excellent Polish musicians living in Denmark, i.e. pianist Artur Tuźnik and vocalist Ania Rybacka, will introduce the participants to the art of improvisation and the basics of jazz composition. But most of all, they will try to infect them with the joy of making music together. On site they will be supported in their work with girls by Zdzisław Smucerowicz and Aleksanra Rzepka - the resident of Katowice JazzArt Festival. Music classes will be complemented with mini concerts of tutors and psychological workshops, and the entire JazzCamp will end with a concert of the participants.

JazzCamp for Girls complements our philosophy of working with Katowice JazzArt Festival, which is the first music festival in Poland to be a member of the Keychange initiative and promotes women's jazz music. Also perfectly fits in with the mission of UNESCO Creative City in the field of music which supports the development of young artists and music education.

The recruitment for JazzCamp turned out to be quite a success, 48 girls from all over the Silesian Province applied, and 24 girls (pianists, violinists, persuitists, flautists, cellists, saxophonists, guitarists) will take part in the workshops.