About our workshop
The Orlando Jazz Workshop is a workshop for all ages. The Workshop in its first two years had over 100 attendees from all across North America including Canada. The camp is the brainchild of 22‐year‐old Ryan Devlin, a Saxophonist and Private woodwind instructor living in the Orlando area. He created an inspiring, fun and supportive environment for all levels of jazz students. The camp received endorsements from Vandoren, Lupifario, Warburton, Clear Tune In Ear Monitors and Yamaha. The week is focused on jazz improvisation and will included both vocalists and instrumentalists. Special guest for 2019 include saxophonist Dick Oatts, Trumpeter Terell Stafford and Drummer Adam Nussbaum. All artists will give performances, master classes private lessons and will run separate small groups that are formed by audition. The Workshop will be held at Rollins College June 10-14th 2019
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2019 Workshop artists
Hailed as a "sax phenom" by The New York Daily News, Chad Lefkowitz-Brown is one of the first prominent jazz musicians to emerge out of the millennial generation. He has toured globally as a soloist, and with numerous jazz artists and pop icons ranging from Arturo O’Farrill to Taylor Swift. Chad is also a member of the multi-Grammy award winning Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, and he is on faculty at the San Francisco Conservatory as a visiting artist. Downbeat Magazine selected his latest release, “Onward” as an Editor’s Pick for 2017, commending his “technical abilities that mask the difficulty of his wondrously intricate lines.”
A native of Elmira, New York, Chad established himself as a jazz prodigy at age 11, performing throughout New York State under the mentorship of local jazz hero, George Reed, who was known for backing legends like Teddy Wilson, Buddy Tate, and Marian McPartland.
Chad went on to pursue a formal education in the arts at the Brubeck Institute, a prestigious fellowship program created by jazz legend Dave Brubeck. While studying at the institute, he performed regularly with Brubeck and was a member of the Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet.
Chad received many accolades during his scholastic career, including 15 DownBeat Magazine Student Music Awards for categories such as "Best Jazz Soloist" and "Best Original Song."
Since graduating from the Brubeck Institute, Chad has performed throughout four continents, and has appeared at venues including Carnegie Hall, the Super Bowl, and Madison Square Garden. His debut album, Imagery Manifesto, was named “Debut Album of the Year” by jazz critic and author, Doug Ramsey, and his most recent recording as a leader, “Onward,” features jazz legend, Randy Brecker.
The Orlando Jazz Workshop is very honored and lucky to have such great staff members from all over the Orlando Area. These musicians will help with and give master classes as well as run combos and big band rehearsals!
Ryan Devlin (Camp Director)
Ryan Devlin is a 22 year old saxophonist and private woodwind instructor living in Orlando, FL. Devlin started his musical journey with his father Scott Devlin whom is the leader of the Walt Disney World Sax Quartet. Music was always in the house when Ryan was a child, Scott was always teaching lessons or practicing for his next gig. Ryan was immediately interested and asked his Dad to teach him saxophone around age 9, after playing piano for 3 years. Since then Ryan has been practicing, gigging and teaching everyday! Ryan has been a member and featured soloist in ensembles like The Florida All State Jazz band, The Orlando Philharmonic, The Orlando Jazz Orchestra, The Seaworld Saxophone Quartet and the UCF Flying horse big band just to name a few. Ryan is also the 2017 winner of the Central Florida Jazz Society and the 2017 Bob Washington Jazz Scholarship Competitions. To continue his studies and education in music Ryan is currently attending the University of Central Florida where is he earning his degree in jazz studies under the direction of saxophonist Jeff Rupert. Ryan also has pursed lessons with world class musicians like Chad Lefkowitz Brown, Alain Bradette, and Lucas Pino and Airmen of note saxophonist Tedd Baker.
Alain Bradette is a French/Canadian saxophonist-composer, and educator from Montreal. He picked up the saxophone at an early age after hearing the Count Basie Orchestra. He has been a freelance musician for many years in his home town playing with many artists from different styles of music. He also did a lot of studio sessions for solo recording artists, jingles, and tv appearances. In 1998 Alain joined the Cirque Du Soleil's production La Nouba in Orlando FL where he's playing multiple reed instruments and keyboard...he was also backup band leader on this show that performed more than 9000 times for millions of spectators. In 2005 Alain released his well received first independent solo recording title "State Of Mind". In 2014 he composed music for the Brazilian production "Ruda, Um Sonho Real" from the Circo Ruda circus. A show blending circus art, theater and dance, It toured in Brazil for more than two years and received very positive critics. The soundtrack of this show has been released in 2017. Also for Circo Ruda, Alain composed the music for their 2018 new production Marabá...a touring big top show. Based in Florida, Alain is presently freelancing.
Thomas Milovac is a bassist, composer, and arranger residing in Jacksonville, FL. His music encompasses elements of jazz, classical stylings, and the avant- garde over various projects ranging from music for solo bass to large ensemble pieces. He has worked with artists such as Vincent Gardner, Chad Lefkowitz-Brown, Sean Hamilton, Jim Ivy, and others. He is currently pursuing a bachelors degree in Jazz Studies at the University of North Florida.
Sebastian Dones is a young and upcoming jazz musician from the central Florida area. He’s currently a student at the University of North Texas where he attends one of the worlds most distinguished Jazz Divisions and studies from renowned Alto saxophonist Brad Leali, bassist Lynn Seaton, and drummer Quincy Davis. Sebastian has played with the one and only Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Space coast jazz orchestra, Orlando Jazz orchestra, North Texas Latin Jazz lab, Basically Basie Big Band to name a few and has learned from/worked with world class musicians Chad Lefkowtiz-Brown, Brad Leali, Bob Sheppard, Marquis Hill, John Beasley, Frank Wosar, Michelle Maihlot, Jimmy Heath, Quincy Davis, and Todd Delgiudice. He also plays with his own small Group “Dones Collective”. Upon completion of his undergraduate degree in jazz studies at the University of North Texas, Sebastian plans to begin his masters degree in schools near New York or Los Ángeles.
James Zito is a New York based Guitarist, Composer, and Educator. A native of Orlando, Zito has distinguished himself as a soulful player beyond his years. He is described in Artslife magazine as “The natural”. Some of his most notable accomplishments range from performing in New York’s finest jazz clubs to being the youngest member of the Dr. Phillips Jazz Orchestra. He plays alongside some of the top rated musicians in Florida and New York including: Rodney Whitaker, Michael Dease, Dan Jordan, Leon Anderson, Wycliffe Gordon, Dick Oats, and many more.
Paul Parker is a drummer based out of Orlando Florida. He studied music at the American Conservatory in Chicago and freelanced there and the midwest for several years before locating to Florida in 1986. He has performed with multiple popular artists including Michael Andrew, Swingerhead, The Atomic Big Band, Patrick Moraz, Bill Allred Classic Jazz Band, Ronnie Leigh, Danny Jordan, Nelson Riddle and the Les Brown Orchestra’s to name a few. Paul currently freelances and is a member of the Grand Floridian Society Orchestra as well as teaching drum set and percussion at the Osceola County School for the Performing Arts.
Michael Santos is a bassist who comes from the West Palm Beach area. He studied with guitarist Neil Bacher throughout his high school career and is now a scholarship student pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Jazz Studies at the University of Central Florida. He is currently studying Jazz Bass under Richard Drexler.
His all time favorite bassist is the one and only Ray Brown, who heavily influences the way he plays.
In 2017, he was awarded a scholarship to play bass in the Michigan State University Big Band Symposium where he studied with Rodney Whittaker, Diego Rivera, Michael Dease, Xavier Davis, Etienne Charles, and Randy “Uncle G” Gelispie. He is currently the bassist in The Flying Horse Big Band and has played The Golden Triangle Jazz Festival and The Summer Solstice Jazz Festival.
He has played with saxophonist Dick Oatts, saxophonist Dave Liebman, saxophonist Jerry Weldon, saxophonist Chad Lefkowitz Brown, Trumpeter Terell Stafford, saxophonist Jeff Rupert, pianist Per Danielsson, drummer Marty Morell, drummer Adam Nussbaum, drummer Duffy Jackson, trumpeter Dan Miller, and singer Stephanie Nakasian.
Scott Devlin is the leader of the Magic Kingdom Saxophone Quartet and has performed as a professional musician at Disney World for 25 years now. At Disney, he has conducted and performed with many different groups including the Walt Disney World Band, Disney’s Collegiate All-Star Band and the EPCOT Candlelight Orchestra. Besides playing in several Broadway musicals, Scott has appeared with a wide array of ensembles from the London Symphony to the classic rock band CheapTrick. This spring, he can once again be seen performing with the Atlanta Braves Spring Training Sax Quartet and also soloing with several high schools in the Central Florida area.!
! Teaching has always been a strong passion for Scott, evident in his large saxophone studio where his students regularly participate in honor bands and prepare for college auditions.!
! A native of the Chicago area, Scott holds music education degrees from the University of Iowa and the University of Central Florida. He regularly conducts clinics for Disney Performing Arts and judges band and solo competitions. Scott is currently the saxophone instructor at the University of Tampa.
TONYA AND KELLI DEVLIN
Kelli and Tonya will be helping with all the logistics of day to day camp function. They will check you in everyday, help provide any aid needed during the camp and will help with our camp meals!
The Orlando Jazz workshop is very excited to have 2 full tuition scholarships and one half scholarshipto offer this year
The Devlin Music Studio Scholarship (which also includes a free lesson with one of our staff members, along with camp tuition being paid)
The DRF MUSIC STUDIOS Scholarship (Full camp tuition paid)
Blue Bamboo Center for the arts Scholarship (Full camp tuition paid)
The Key Leaves Scholarships (175$ paid of scholarship and a Key Leaves Swag bag included)
Please submit your name, email, instrument and age.
Please upload a video to youtube and attach the link in your email in the message box below, of you playing your favorite jazz standard. (play no more than 4 choruses of improvisation)
Disclaimer - Scholarships winners will be announced the week of the workshop and you will be refunded for your tuition………in order to apply and be considered for a scholarship you must have reserved a spot and have paid for tuition.
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The retail price for the 2019 Orlando Jazz Workshop is $699.99.
As of April 2019 the camp is on sale for $350.00! Take advantage of discount while it lasts!
The Orlando Jazz Workshop is welcoming students form all over the World. If you are in need of a place to stay we are here to help.
EXTENDED STAY AMERICA
The Extended Stay America in Maitland FL offers rooms as low as 60$ dollars a night and is within a 15 minute drive!
For more info please contact us at 407-491-4005