JazzCamp for Girls in Katowice, Poland

Girls also want to play jazz

Summer jazz workshops are a well-known formula. But if we add that JazzCamp for Girls in Katowice is addressed only to teenage girls from music schools, who want to try their hand at musical improvisation, it becomes special. The classes start at the end of June.

JazzCamp for Girls is an idea successfully implemented since 2014 in the Danish capital, Copenhagen. - It is a space where girls aged 10-15 can practice and acquire new skills, and through this develop their interest in playing and composing, which ultimately leads to an increase in the number of female instrumentalists on the music scene ¬- say Joanna Tamborska and Andreo Michaelo Mielczareki from the Danish organization Kultur(a). It was they, through the intermediary of Jazz Denmark, who proposed transferring these experiences to Katowice, where the Katowice JazzArt Festival has been held for over 10 years. 

As a result, 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 Aleksandra Rzepka and Zdzisław Smucerowicz.