It’s been a few weeks since I posted, and a lot has happened. I started working, and recently had to go until 2:30 am… Saturday morning. And then after seven hours of sleep, into the evening as well. But that happens. More importantly, the week between when I started working and when I got off tour with Jack Swift I attended the Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshop. There are two weeks (two different sessions), and during that time you get to play in a small ensemble of people who are about at your own skill level, attend master classes for you instrument, and hear some great – that is to say, amazing – Jazz every night. And during lunch. (The food was pretty good too. Not great, but pretty good.)
It was an incredible experience, and if you are a Jazz musician you owe it to yourself to go. They accept people of all skill levels and ages, so you can be sure there will be people who are not miles ahead of you, along with more experienced people you can learn from. I would highly recommend it.
I have here some pictures I took. I am not a photographer, and unfortunately happen to be horrible with names, so I do not remember some (okay, maybe half) of the subjects of the given pictures. If you were there and are willing to name someone I missed, feel free to drop me a line. You can do so either by leaving a comment or, if you’d prefer, by mailing me at ben <at> whatsmykarma <dot> com, adding the period and @ accordingly. (If you appear in a photo and do not want to, let me know, but it would probably be better to Email me.)