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)
David Elliott, trombone (Savannah, GA)
Richard Orr, trombone (Bluffton, SC)

Woodwinds
Juan Rollan, saxophone (Jacksonville, FL)
Michael Nestor, saxophone (Atlanta, GA)
Hani’el Mastriani-Levi, saxophone (Atlanta, GA), young artist-in-resident

Piano
Kevin Bales (Jacksonville, FL)
Martin Lesch (Hilton Head, SC)
Eric Jones (Savannah, GA)
Eden Mastriani-Levi (Atlanta, GA), young artist-in-resident

Guitar/Bass
Brett Belanger, bass (Charleston, SC)
Tim Fischer, guitar (Myrtle Beach, SC)

Percussion
Justin Varnes (Atlanta, GA)
Chris Russell (Hilton Head, SC)
Jayden Richardson (Talahassee, FL), young artist-in-resident

Jazz Strings & Vocal Jazz
Joy Krimm, violin/viola (Hilton Head, SC)
Nicki Parrott, vocal/bass (New York, NY)
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
Megan Carter (Charleston, SC)

Resident Director
Jay Thein (Bluffton, SC)

Staff Instructors
Derrick Burbage, trumpet (Columbia, SC)
Johanna McGuire, saxophone (Towson, MD)