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The Int'l Summer Jazz Academy works on a minimal budget to bring jazz education to students in Eastern Europe. Please help bring more US faculty and students!
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Willem von Hombracht
Education
Saint Louis, Missouri
United States
2 Team Members

About the International Summer Jazz Academy:

The International Summer Jazz Academy is an annual jazz education program serving students in Eastern Europe by a collaborative faculty from the U.S., Poland, and Austria.  Students have traveled from the United States, Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, the Ukraine, Germany, Greece, Denmark, and Russia to attend.  Students attend daily music theory classes, master classes, group rehearsals, as well as performances by guest clinicians, with a final performance at the end of the two week camp.

In recent years, ISJA has had to consolidate the scope of their program due to a lack of funding. Through your generous contribution we hope to restore the program's depth and breadth by exchanging more faculty and students between the US and Europe.

Value of the ISJA

It has become clear that in both the U.S. and Europe there exist strong but different and unique traditions in improvised jazz.  It's important to maintain an exchange between players and educators from both continents to expose the students to a musical concept that is as broad as possible.  The end result is an enriching and exciting educational experience that transcends the language barrier. 

How you can help and what you get!

The largest expense is the cost of travel; this is where your help is needed the most!

All contributions are invaluable and will be put to good use no matter how small!  

If you are unable to make a financial contribution, please consider helping us by sharing our campaign with your friends through social media! 

As thanks for your gifts and support, we offer you some perks, as stated on the right.

 

Current and Former Faculty include:

Atma Anur (US/UK) - drums

Dominik Bieńczycki (Pol) - violin 

Kevin Gianino (US) - drums 

Willem von Hombracht (US) - bass

Curtis Johnson (US) - saxes

Karim Martuszewicz (Pol) - bass

Joachim Mencel (Pol) - piano

Grzegorz Motyka (Pol) - guitar

Mike Parkinson (US) - trumpet

Agata Pisko (Pol/Aus) - voice

Martin Schaberl (Aus) - guitar

Eric Schuguren (US) - saxes

Abbie Steiling (US) - violin

Lora Szafran (Pol) - voice

Harry Tanschek (Aus) - drums

Gary Wittner (US) - guitar

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  • $14USD
    Pops

    our love and appreciation!

    1 claimed

    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • $15USD
    Prez

    one track from the ISJA faculty recording "Krakovians" as a digital download

    1 claimed

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  • $25USD
    Duke

    a postcard directly from beautiful Krakow and two digital tracks from "Krakovians"

    5 claimed

    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $30USD
    Ella

    ISJA faculty recording "Krakovians" - CD delivered to your address

    0 out of 50 claimed

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  • $50USD
    Bird

    "Krakovians" CD + limited edition CD release poster

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  • $100USD
    Miles

    ISJA final concert program with your name listed as an ISJA sponsor + "Krakovians" CD + limited edition CD release poster

    2 out of 40 claimed

    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $250USD
    Klook

    ISJA poster signed by ISJA faculty + ISJA final concert program with your name listed as an ISJA sponsor + "Krakovians" CD + limited edition CD release poster

    0 out of 25 claimed

    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $500USD
    Trane

    a private 60 minute jazz improvisation lesson with ISJA artistic director Willem von Hombracht; date, time and location by mutual agreement (must within the St. Louis metro area) + ISJA poster signed by ISJA faculty + ISJA final concert program with your name listed as an ISJA sponsor + "Krakovians" CD + limited edition CD release poster

    0 out of 10 claimed

    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $750USD
    Mingus

    a private 60 minute concert by two ISJA faculty members; date, time and location by mutual agreement (must within the St. Louis metro area) + ISJA poster signed by ISJA faculty + ISJA final concert program with your name listed as an ISJA sponsor + "Krakovians" CD + limited edition CD release poster

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    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $1,000USD
    Max

    a private 60 minute concert by ISJA faculty trio; date, time and location by mutual agreement (must be within the St. Louis metro area) + ISJA poster signed by ISJA faculty + ISJA final concert program with your name listed as an ISJA sponsor + "Krakovians" CD + a limited edition CD release poster

    0 out of 5 claimed

    Estimated delivery: August 2013
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