Mission Jazz is a raw experience that fosters our creativity, challenges our abilities, and faces us with the realities of being a musician. I love how the organic growth of the music and our friendships evolved over the two weeks; as our kindred spirits joined, our music and musical senses were uplifted. Through our own journeys were all reminded why we are serving the music.
Lito Hernandez, tenor saxophone
BA Berklee College of Music
Masters Studies - Berklee Valencia
The two week artist advance that Mission Jazz offers is like no other offered in the world. From innovative master classes, one on ones with the pros, impromptu group composing workshops, jam sessions, culinary classes, business lessons, to the bonds that are forged in friendship, Mission Jazz is complete game changer.
I imagine that every musician haven would be something like this: it would be a place where you are surrounded by beauty and inspiration, artists to interact with, and where the only objective is to learn and compose wonderful music. This is what Mission Jazz gives its artist.
Ganavya Doraiswamy, M. Mus. M.A., vocals
Post-Graduate Fellowship Awardee
Berklee College of Music
PhD studentEthnomusicology, UCLA
Amy Rowe, piano
BA Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
MA Asuza Pacific University
It's all love... Mission Jazz is ALL LOVE.
Mentor in Residence
Jack Sheehan, alto sax
Lito Hernandez, tenor sax
Harry Swalley, trumpet
Charles Overton, harp
Amy Rowe, piano
Kyungmin Kim, drums
Jalon Archie, drums
Elena Bonomo, drums
Rodney Dominick, drums
Max Ridley, bass
Victor Murillo, bass