The School of Cool
Ever wanted to croon like Frank Sinatra or roar like Nina Simone? Acclaimed recording artist Janice Borla can help you on
For 15 years the singer has brought jazz lovers from around the country to suburban Naperville for her week-long
Janice Borla Vocal Jazz Camp.
Her students come from all walks of life to not only learn about the history of jazz and the musical theory that drives it,
but to get hands-on experience singing and performing that very American sound. Check out the links below, then
sign up to take part in next year's camp!
Explore the jumping world of jazz across the state – home to experimentalists like
Orbert Davis, Malachi Thompson's
Freebop Band, the
New Arts Jazztet and the
Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians as well as the Dixieland stylings of
Jean Kittrell and the St Louis Rivermen.
Then find out more about accomplisehd jazz vocalists like
Spider Saloff and
After you cover your bases with jazz vocals and jazz instrumentals, check out the world of jazz dance with Gus Giordano and
Jazz Dance World Congress, drop by the
Jump Rhythm Jazz Project, and watch the
Joel Hall Dancers in action.