5th International Workshop for Jazzguitar and Vocals 2017 in Bolzano/Italy
at Schloss Hotel Korb, Eppan/South Tyrol/ Italy, from May 2nd-6th, 2017
- Helmut Nieberle (Guitar, Regensburg/Germany)
- Paulo Morello (Regensburg)
- Jeanne Gies (Vocals, New York/U.S.A.)
The fifth one …
For the last four years, guitar players and singers gathered at the beautiful Schloss Korb to learn, create, and jam (see the retrospects in the left menu). We are excited to announce: the Fifth Annual Workshop for Guitar and Vocals will commence May 2017. We look forward to this swinging, laid-back and inspiring time together.
Every year we attract singers and guitarists of all levels from diverse geographical areas and musical backgrounds. Yet somehow each year we embark on creative adventures, musical magic occurs, and we have lasting memories of shared growth and stimulating jams. The staff at the exquisite Schloss Korb provides an idyllic environment for our creative forays (did we mention the excellent cuisine and fabulous wine?). We anticipate our fifth year will be the best yet!
In 2016 we extended the workshop from four to five days – we will continue this tradition by popular demand! What a difference a day makes … Mark your calendars for May 2nd through the 6th, 2017.
We look forward to meeting a new group of exciting and interesting students from around the globe. As always, we have many return students from years past: register SOON, as the course seats are limited . . .
Here's to a fabulous fifth year!
Schloss Hotel Korb, Eppan/South Tyrol/ Italy
You need not introduce Helmut Nieberle in Germany any more. Since 2002 Helmut acts as tutor for the approved and very much liked workshop series of Sonntag Guitars. He has been very successfully on the road with various ensembles for decades, often and gladly with the 7-string archtop. One glance into his website is enough to give you an impression of his work and variety.
Paulo Morello has gained a superb reputation as one of the most versatile jazz guitarists in Europe by numerous Brazil jazz projects, like with Grammy winner Leny Andrade or the „Night of Jazz Guitars“ featuring Larry Coryell. His unique and expressive style of playing reveals influences of many of the most influential guitarists in Jazz like Joe Pass, Pat Martino or Mike Stern, among others. He experienced his initiation to Hammond-trio playing as sideman of legendary Jimmy Smith, whom he accompanied on his last tour through Europe.
Currently Paulo Morello is touring with his own organ trio „Hammond Eggs“, featuring musicians like Randy Brecker or Bob Mintzer.
He used to work with Paul Kuhn, Ivan Lins, Philip Catherine, Airto Moreira, Roberta Gambarini, André Ceccarelli or the Bamberger Symphonikern.
He is teaching jazz guitar and latin music at the Hochschule für Musik in Nuremberg.
„Paulo Morello‘s guitar sounds like George Benson has moved to Rio de Janeiro“, quote AZ newspaper Munich.
The guitar workshop includes a segment on vocal accompaniment. Guitarists and singers meet in the beautiful surroundings of this stunning castle where they explore creative ways to work together and discover new musical experiences. All of the tutors specialize in the art of the guitar/vocal duo and will focus on this intimate form of expression. During the lessons and nightly jam sessions, all students have the opportunity to perform with each other and the tutors to increase the mutual understanding of their individual instruments and the teamwork involved in this musical communication.
Acclaimed jazz singer songwriter Jeanne Gies conducts the vocal workshops. Her home base is NYC, where she has performed and recorded with many jazz greats including guitarists Howard Alden, Russell Malone, Romero Lubambo and Bucky Pizzarelli. Lauded for her full-bodied voice and distinctive phrasing, Jeanne's recent tours include Brazil, Scotland, and England. Her exciting new CD release Window (da janela (for which Jeanne also penned the lyrics) features the music of Brazilian composer Manu Lafer.
This unique workshop is for singers of all levels of proficiency and style. All are provided a creative, non-judgmental environment to develop their vocal craft, and to experience the art of vocal/guitar duo. A licensed speech and voice instructor, Jeanne also specializes in assisting non-native English speakers who strive for accent free performance, and those who have vocal issues due to anxiety or strain. In addition to group workshops, singers may sign up for private sessions. Individualized private lessons are also offered via skype prior to the workshop: contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The workshop will be accommodated at the stylish and classy Schlosshotel Korb at Eppan near Bozen, owned and run by the family Dellago for generations. The hotel is situated on a marvellous position high above the Etsch river valley in the midst of vineyards which belong to the Family Dellago. The family runs its own winery there. As the name imposes („Schloss“ means castle), one part of the hotel used to be an ancient castle dating back to the 13th century. In the course of the centuries various buildings where added plus a newly constructed outhouse. The rooms are lovingly and fancyly furnished, each one individually.
Guests can use one indoor pool with sauna and Turkish steam bath and one outdoor pool, tennis courts and WLAN all over the buildings. The restaurant serves exquiste cuisine, attentive and professional acting stewards care for the needs of the guests. For more details on the hotel check out their website.
The lessons will be held in three seminar rooms, which are exclusively to our disposal during the four workshop days. With fair weather we have an option of studying outdoors on various terraces or parks. Hotel Korb offers pick up service from Bozen main station or airport for attendees who travel by public transportation.
The hotel offers three room categories: suites for €157, renovated rooms for €118 and unrenovated rooms for €89. These prices include half-board without drinks. Choose your desired room category when registering. Rooms will be assigned in order of registration subject to availability.
Booking will be done individually by the participants under +39 0471 636000, email@example.com
When booking please quote the keyword „Jazz-Workshop“
- First course day: May 2nd, last course day May 6th.
- Lessons will take place from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
- We will have two guitar groups, one with each tutor. Half way through the workshop the groups will change tutors.
- We will have one vocal group, private lessons available upon request
- Maximum number of participants per group is 10.
- Jean Gies will conduct lessons in English.
- Everybody is invited to begin or join a session at any time, and participate in nightly jam sessions
- The last evening of the workshop ( May 6th) will include a valedictory concert of students and instructors: all are invited to take part!
- Please don’t forget to bring a music stand and an amp if needed.
- There will be Sonntag guitars available for being tested.
- Deadline: March 2nd, 2017
- Costs for the course: €430
Account of Stefan Sonntag
Bank: Stadtsparkasse Augsburg
You will be entitled to attend the course only after receipt of your payment on the account mentioned above.
In case of cancellation
- In case of cancellation until March 2nd, 2017 the complete course fee minus €30,- will be refunded. After March 2nd, 2017 there will be no refund.
- In case there will not be enough participants the workshop will be cancelled and the course fee will be completely refunded.
- Number of participants will be limited to max. 10 persons per group.