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Get Jazzed at Summer Camp

May 23, 2012

The 32nd Annual Iowa Lakes Community College University of Okoboji Reggie Schive Summer Jazz Camp will be held on the Estherville campus and in surrounding communities June 10-14.

The camp includes five fun-filled, exciting and educationally packed days with some of the finest jazz educators in the country. Students in grades seven through college and older will have the opportunity to study in private lessons, combos and big bands, improvisation, theory and software; as well as listen to the headliners’ jazz mastery during master classes and evening concerts.

“The Headliners and staff of the University of Okoboji Summer Jazz Camp truly believe in what they do and strive to teach and share with students their years of knowledge and experience,” said Carol Ayres, Camp Organizer and Professor at Iowa Lakes.

Headliners include Tony and Joey Gulizia, Roger Neumann, Andy Hall, CJ Kocher, Michael Gurciullo, Dan Cassidy, and Scott Hesse who hail from and perform everywhere from Los Angeles to New York City.

The Iowa Lakes Community College Music Department in Estherville will be hosting the main part of the camp. This location provides students with air-conditioning in rehearsal rooms, dorm rooms and the student center. The students' week-long study culminates in two performances on Thursday.

The Headliners will perform Monday-Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. featuring many different styles of music:  Big Band, Contemporary, Latin, Dixie Land and more. Come and enjoy one or all of them!  

Monday night’s concert (June 11) will be hosted by the MT Vault, Estherville. Tickets are $10 and available at the door. Tuesday night (June 12) will be at The Inn, Okoboji. Tickets are $10 and available at the door. Wednesday night (June 13) is at the Pearson Lakes Art Center, Okoboji. Tickets are required and will sell out early. Prices vary for members, general public and students. Purchase tickets at or call 712-332-8345. On Thursday (June 14) there are two free concerts on the Estherville campus of Iowa Lakes. The first concert features the Student Combo at 3:30 p.m. and the second is the Student Big Band with the Headliners at 6:30 p.m. After Thursdays’ student concerts the Headliners travel to Little Swan Lake Winery for a late evening performance.

Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 712-858-4592.  

For more information, please visit, then click on the “jazz camp” link, or call 712-330-3647. Those interested can register for camp online or call to receive registration by mail.

For More Information:

Carol Ayres

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