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2016 Faculty

Exceptional jazz educators and performers will be working with you at this camp.

Camp Director

J​ohn Harbaugh, Camp director, trumpet professor at CWU, former trumpeter touring with Buddy Rich, Tom Jones, Paul Anka,

John Harbaugh is uniquely qualified as the CWU jazz camp director.   Over the last 30 years he has been on jazz camp faculties in Alaska, California, Wyoming, Idaho, and  Washington working with junior high through high school students.   This teaching experience combined with his professional work touring with Buddy Rich, Tom Jones, Paul Anka, and many others brings a wealth of knowledge to the event.  In addition he is a clinician for Conn/Selmer and has adjudicated young jazz musicians throughout the  Northwest, Canada, and at the International Trumpet Guild’s Convention and the National Trumpet Competition.  


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Camp Faculty

Greg Yasinisky is a nationally recognized jazz composer and Yamaha saxophone clinician.

Jeff Chang,  graduate of New England Conservatory of Music with extensive experience in the jazz idiom,  currently the band director at Decatur High School, Federal Way.

Dan Taylor,  pianist formerly with the CWU premier jazz groups currently teaching middle school and free lancing in the Seattle area.

Kris Berg, bassist, nationally recognized composer of the  “Chicken” series charts, director of jazz studies at Collin college and composer bandleader of the Metroplexity Big Band in Dallas

Garey Williams is one of most sought after drummers and teachers in the Northwest, having performed with the likes of Dian Krall and Dizzy Gillespie.

Dan Baker  is the former lead trombonist with CWU award winning jazz band and currently resides as the band director at Vashon Island High School.

Frank Seeberger, guitarist, teaching and playing for professionally for 28 years, graduate of New England Conservatory of music, recording work on video games, movie scores, albums