Our Faculty – Session 1 (Virtual)

Core Faculty

These are the folks that you'll be working with all three days at JazzWire Summer Summit. They will be teaching the small combos, electives, masterclasses, and private lessons. (Core faculty is rotated each day, so you’ll get to work personally with every faculty member!)


Jeff Antoniuk

Saxophone, Artistic Director


Saxophonist Jeff Antoniuk is a beloved jazz educator, and his widely popular "Digging Deeper Jazz" YouTube channel has upwards of 2,000,000 views. DDJ was pivotal in helping Jeff launch JazzWire.net, one of the most cutting edge jazz education platforms for adult players in the world. Jeff is the Artistic Director of JazzWire, where he serves students from over 25 different countries. A dedicated teaching artist, Antoniuk has been a featured performer and educator at numerous festivals, including Juneau Jazz & Classics, The Jazz Educator Network (JEN) Annual Convention, the Edmonton International Jazz Festival, the International Saxophone Symposium, MacEwan Summer Jazz, and at The White House. He is the founder and artistic director of Maryland Summer (and Winter) Jazz, and directs Jazz Band Masterclass in the Washington DC area. An internationally respected jazz composer and musician, Jeff’s recordings, including “Flow" with Helluvaband and "Brotherhood" and "Here Today" with The Jazz Update have been lauded by jazz critics around the world. Antoniuk has shared the stage with masters including Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Jimmy Haslip, Najee and Marcus Miller. He's also worked with Canadian greats PJ Perry, Senator Tommy Banks, big band leader Rob McConnell, pop icon David Foster and trumpet sensation Ingrid Jensen. In 2017, Jeff was the featured soloist with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in the world premier of their "Swingin' Nutcracker," a jazz reinvention of the 25 movement Tchaikovsky classic. A dedicated teaching artist, Antoniuk has been a featured performer and educator at numerous festivals, including Juneau Jazz & Classics, The Jazz Educator Network (JEN) Annual Convention, the Edmonton International Jazz Festival, the International Saxophone Symposium, MacEwan Summer Jazz, and at The White House. He is the founder and artistic director of Maryland Summer Jazz, and directs two other adult music programs in the USA: Jazz Band Masterclass and the Capital City Voices. In 2018, Antoniuk launched Jazz Wire, the global home for adult amateur and semipro jazz musicians.

Chase Sanborn

Brass


Jazz trumpeter Chase Sanborn grew up in the New York City metropolitan area and spent his early professional years in Boston and San Francisco, including a year spent on tour with Ray Charles. Since 1981, Chase has been a mainstay of the jazz and commercial music scene in Toronto, Canada, with a slew of performing and recording credits. A dedicated music educator, Chase is an Associate Professor of Jazz at the University of Toronto and has published a series of books that have garnered praise for their insightful and entertaining approach to playing and teaching music. In recent years, Chase has posted scores of videos on YouTube relating to jazz improvisation, brass playing and the business of being a musician. An avowed trumpet geek, Chase served on the Board of Directors for the International Trumpet Guild and has spent more than ten years as the editor of Jazz Corner in the ITG Journal. Of his long-time status as a Yamaha Artist, Chase says: “I am proud to be affiliated with a company that not only makes world-class instruments, but also puts the full weight of their support behind music education. We share a commitment to the musicians of the future.” www.chasesanborn.com www.youtube.com/chasesanborn

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Super Special Guests

These legends will be giving a guest presentation during one of the three days. Check the schedule to find out which day they are speaking!

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The Summit reserves the right to change or substitute faculty at any time