At the Hilton Head Jazz Camp, we have a highly professional faculty of jazz educators and musicians focused on taking our student’s musical ability to the next level.  Each one of our faculty members brings their own expertise and are quite well known in their respected areas through out the Southeast.   Students get to rotate through several different instructors through out the day in big band ensembles, combos, master classes, theory/improv, and various elective offerings.  It is truly incredible what each student can accomplish with our faculty in a week at the Hilton Head Jazz Camp.

Brass
David Carter, trumpet (Charleston, SC)
Mark Rapp, trumpet (Columbia, SC)
Bill Gwynne, trombone (Hilton Head, SC)
Richard Orr, trombone (Bluffton, SC)

Woodwinds
Juan Rollan, saxophone (Jacksonville, FL)
Michael Nestor, saxophone (Atlanta, GA)
Hani’el Mastriani-Levi, saxophone (Atlanta, GA), junior faculty
Johanna McGuire, saxophone (Atlanta, GA), junior faculty

Piano
Kevin Bales (Jacksonville, FL)
Martin Lesch (Hilton Head, SC)
Eric Jones (Savannah, GA)
Eden Mastriani-Levi (Atlanta, GA), junior faculty

Guitar/Bass
Brett Belanger, bass (Charleston, SC)
Billy Thornton, bass (Atlanta, GA)
Taylor Roberts, guitar (Jacksonville, FL)
Dallas McCorkindale, guitar (Atlanta, GA), junior faculty

Percussion
Justin Varnes (Atlanta, GA)
Chris Russell (Hilton Head, SC)
Jayden Richardson (Talahassee, FL), junior faculty

Jazz Strings & Vocal Jazz
Joy Krimm, violin/viola (Hilton Head, SC)
Shana Tucker, vocal/cello (Raleigh, NC)
Aimee Nolte, vocal/piano (Los Angeles, CA)
Devon Gates, vocal/bass (Boston, MA), young artist-in-resident

Camp Director
James Berry (Okatie, SC)

Assistant Camp Director
Justin Varnes (Atlanta, GA)

Director of Operations
Megan Carter (Charleston, SC)

Assistant Director of Operations
Johanna McGuire (Towson, MD)

Resident Director
Jay Thein (Bluffton, SC)

College Interns
Harper Krimm, vocals (Hilton Head, SC)
Tashler Greene, piano/saxophone (Birmingham, AL)
Jonathan Henderson, trombone (Columbia, SC)
Trent Patten, trumpet (Atlanta, GA)

Transportation
Daniel Rodriguez (Bluffton, SC)

Dining
Chef Brooks (Hilton Head, SC)

Security
Steve Bryant (Bluffton, SC)