Accomplished jazz artists to lead summer workshop at OU

Area musicians interested in gaining both experience and insight that
will help take their artistry to the next level are invited to take part
in a jazz workshop featuring Grammy nominee Regina Carter, OU’s jazz
professor Miles Brown and the OU Jazz Quartet.

Known for dazzling technical proficiency and for challenging
preconceptions of the violin’s place in music, Carter is an Oakland
alumna and artist-in-residence at OU. She has received a John D. and
Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, and became the first jazz
musician and African- American to play “The Cannon,” a 250-year-old
Guarneri violin once owned by Niccolo Paganini that is now played just
once a year by an individual deemed worthy.

Brown is a bassist, composer and teacher who has played with jazz
masters such as Sam Rivers, Joe Magnarelli, Ralph Alessi, Walt Weiskopf,
Harold Danko, Bill Dobbins, Joe Lovano, Ben Monder and Kenny Werner. He
is the bassist with the contemporary music ensemble Alarm Will Sound,
and has performed at Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Alice Tully
Hall and numerous other prominent venues and festivals This two-day jazz
workshop will integrate a host of learning activities including combo
rehearsals, listening classes, world percussion sessions and more.
Players of non-traditional jazz instruments are welcome to participate.

The first day of the workshop will culminate in an informal combo
concert for participants, and the second in a free combo concert open to
the public. Participants are encouraged to bring a sack lunch each day.

The workshop will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and
Sunday, May 28-29. The cost is $60 per person. To register or for more
information, call (248) 370-2030 or e-mail to more information on Oakland University, visit