Summer Jazz Camp Scotland

Take your musical journey to the next level 7–11 August 2023

Welcome To Summer Jazz Camp Scotland

Our mission is to inspire and empower young musicians to develop their skills, confidence, and love for jazz music. With world-renowned jazz musicians as our tutors, we aim to create a fun and engaging learning environment that promotes ensemble playing, jazz theory, big band, repertoire, and confidence building.

Through our program, students will have the opportunity to learn from some of the country’s best musicians who will share their knowledge and experience to help them achieve their full potential. Our curriculum is designed to cover all aspects of jazz music, from the fundamentals of jazz theory to advanced techniques in big band and ensemble playing.

Our goal is to provide students with the tools they need to become confident and expressive musicians, who can improvise, collaborate, and perform with ease.

We believe that jazz music is a powerful tool for personal and artistic growth, and we strive to instill this passion in every student who comes through our doors.

Join us this summer and take your musical journey to the next level!

Meet
your
Tutors

This five-day summer jazz camp is led by course directors Ryan Quigley (trumpet) and Andrew Bain (drums) together with internationally renowned teachers, recording artists and performers. A talented and highly qualified team of musicians that have a huge wealth of teaching and tutoring experience between them.

All Summer Jazz Camp Scotland tutors are holders of advanced DBS certificates.

Ryan Quigley

Ryan Quigley trumpet

Ryan Quigley is one of the most in-demand lead, jazz and orchestral trumpet players in the UK as well as a highly regarded composer, arranger and educator.

Recordings and touring includes: Harry Connick Jr, Quincy Jones, Aretha Franklin, Michael Buble, Ron Carter, George Michael, Burt Bacharach, Macy Gray, Robbie Williams, Tom Jones, Jerry Hey, Bob Geldof, Randy Brecker, Vince Mendoza, John Abercrombie, Kurt Elling.

Lead and Guest Principal trumpet: Metropole Orchestra; Royal Scottish National Orchestra; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; Scottish Chamber Orchestra; BBC Concert Orchestra; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Hallé Orchestra; RTE Concert Orchestra; RTE Symphony Orchestra, Manchester Camerata.

Andrew Bain

Andrew Bain drums

Andrew Bain is one of the leading performers and educators in Europe having performed with luminaries such as Wynton Marsalis, Natalie Cole, Kenny Wheeler, Randy Brecker, John Taylor, NDR Big Band, Dave Liebman and Bob Mintzer. 

Andrew has a trio of his own projects in action at the moment: Player Piano (2015) with Mike Walker, Gwilym Simcock, Iain Dixon, and Steve Watts; Embodied Hope(Whirlwind Recordings 2017) with George Colligan, Jon Irabagon, and Michael Janisch; and his latest project – (no)boundaries (Whirlwind Recordings 2020) – a free improv exploration featuring Peter Evans, Alex Bonney, and John O’Gallagher released in March 2020.

Andrew is Deputy Head of Jazz at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and sits on the steering committee for the International Network for Artistic Research in Jazz.

Helena Kay tenor saxophone

HELENA KAY

Andrew Robb bass

ANDREW ROBB

Tom Gibbs piano

Tom Gibbs

Location Wiston Lodge

At the heart of Wiston Lodge, located in South Lanarkshire, is the house itself – a beautiful old Victorian hunting lodge built in the 1850s. The house has 48 bed spaces in a mixture of family and dorm-style rooms, as well as four group spaces of varying sizes and facilities.

Summer Jazz Camp Scotland

Directions & Accommodation Getting There

One visitor described Wiston Lodge as your “nearest faraway place”, and we are located equidistant between Edinburgh and Glasgow. With an approximate travel time of 1 hour from each city, we’re easy to get to… once you know how to find us!

The postcode is ML12 6HT but beware! Some Sat Navs bring you into the village but not directly to the Lodge with this postcode. Once in Wiston Village, find the Primary School. The Lodge is located at the top of the hill, right next to the school.

catering Soul Food

We think food is important to the success of your time here. Before your visit we ask you to tell us about guests dietary requirements. We work with visitors to ensure meals meet everyone’s satisfaction. Food is ethically sourced wherever possible. We regularly use local farmer’s markets and meals are prepared from scratch. We believe hearty, home cooked food is vital to getting the most out of your stay!

To keep guests fuelled for a day of musical activities we serve three meals per day, all balanced, nutritious and seasonal. Each meal will usually be a single dish, chosen to fit the majority of participants. We also understand that some people may need alternatives.

Book Your Place Now!

The five-day course costs £650.

The course includes all meals and accommodation at Wiston Lodge.

A deposit of £150 is required to reserve your place due by 30th June 2023, with the full balance due by 17th July 2023. Bookings made after the 30th 2023 must be accompanied by the full fee for the course.

Deposits are non-refundable.

Contact

If you require further details please contact: info@summerjazzcamp.org