Jon Gindick and Spring Harpfest's
2nd annual Blues Harp Mini-Jam Camp
at the Lafayette Hotel, San Diego
Friday, April 6, 2012
1pm to 8pm
Mentoring you, Jammin' with you, plus getting instruments and instructors to the kids in Mississippi and San Diego.
with World-Class Guests:
Jason Ricci, Harmonica John Frazer, Dan Gage, Dane Terry,
Billy Watson, a good band, and other harp good guys and musicians helping for free to raise money to teach music to kids.
Your donation will go 100% to charity and
you will come away a stimulated and excited harp player,
no matter what your level.
This will be a Harp Friday to remember!
Much love, respect and attention for all degrees of skill.
This seminar is about you.
The day will hit you on many different levels.
With an electric jam for all attendees in the evening.
And preparation for the Beginner's Show on Saturday.
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By purchasing in advance, you help us manage the seminar and save $10.
Enrollment will close at about 40 people.
$65 donation, purchased in advance
$75 at the door
Friday April 6
Gindick's Harmonica Mini-Camp
1 to 2:30 pm Jon reviews the fundamentals of blues harp
3pm to 3:2: Jason speaks, demonstrates and plays.
3:20 to 3:40 Rob speaks, demonstrates and plays.
3:40 to 4:00 Coach Introduction.
4 pm: Break into small groups with the coaches you choose, teaching
what you need to know.
6 pm to 8 pm: Attendee Jam with an electric band in Lafayette Lobby.
Everyone, even raw beginners, are guaranteed to jam.
Saturday April 7
13th Annual Spring Harpfest, Harry Griffin Park
All day harp performances with Jason Ricci,
Rob Papparozi, Billy Watson, Robin Henkle,
Jon Gindick, Gary Sipperley, Dane Terry and many others.
9550 Milden Street - (adjacent to Grossmont High School) La Mesa, CA
Spending the Night in San Diego?
Make your reservation now at the Historic Lafayette Hotel Swim Club and Bungalows where the mini camp is being held. This newly renovated vintage beauty is BY FAR Jon's favorite hotel in Southern California. It has wonderful rates and facilities.
These two days of harpin' are worth traveling for and this IS the place to stay.
Plus, they are donating the space for the mini-Camp, so give 'em some love.
This is a historic place, perfect for the blues, with a world class heated Olympic sized swimming pool designed by Johnny Weismuller, near the Zoo and Gaslamp District at half the price of those soulless boxes with names like Marriot, Hilton and Omni.
The Historic LaFayette Hotel
2223 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92104
(619) 296 2101
Results of 2011 San Diego and Mississippi Charity Mini Camps
Jon's Blues Harmonica jam Camp is held 12 miles from where Sonny Boy Williamson is buried.
Part of the camp is visiting the great one's grave site. To get to this peaceful country field, one drives through the tiny town of Tutwiler, Mississippi. Jon and donors have been able to start a music program.
Last year, it was just a dream. Now it is a reality.
Sonny Boy Williamson is buried in a field about two miles from where these kids are getting introduced to drums, bass, guitar by three excellent teachers and players from Clarksdale, Mississippi. .The classes are three times weekly at the beautiful Tutwiler Educational Center and are the result of contributions of time and money from harmonica players, blues lovers and Sonny Boy Williamson afficiandos around the world.
What Should Beginner's Bring?
You need a good quality C diatonic harmonica as shown above for the 1pm fundamentals class. Along with locally owned music stores, we also recommend San Diego's own Rockin' Ron's Music4less online store. He may be online, and through the mail, but if you order today, your harp will almost always ship within 24 hours.l
Jon's Ventura 2nd Tuesday Harp Clubhouse
Jam Camps and mini Jam Camps are always about the campers.
Bring harps to mini-camp!
You gotta watch these cute kids learning drums
in the Delta. This is after 6 months of lessons
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Jon is organizing the 2nd Tuesday Night Harmonica Clubhouse in Ventura, California -- just up the train tracks from San Diego. This will be a combination of lesson, club, show and tell, and jam at Bernadettes on Main from 7 to 10 pm.
Spring Harpfest! A free wheeling family harp show like no other.
Join us in La Mesa on Saturday. This day is absolutely free (though donations to San Diego's Blues in the Schools Program is sure appreciated.)