HAPCO Summer Jazz Band Camp

International Jazz & Entrepreneurship

June 14-18, 2021 | 10:00am - 2:30pm

HAPCO Jazz Camp 2021

Best. Band. Camp. EVER.

Join us online for a week of fun, interactive and creative jazz education with some of the top talent in the world. You’ll learn from professional and university-level clinicians, who emphasize fun and energy in a positive environment. You’ll connect with other students from all over the world who share your passion for jazz musicians. Camp includes:

  • instrument masterclasses
  • sight reading
  • the global entertainment industry
  • entrepreneurship
  • transcriptions and vocabulary
  • home recording and production
  • business, theory and fundamentals
  • career tools


Meet the Artist Masterclasses with Q&A

  • Jeff Coffin, saxophones, Grammy Award winner, member of Dave Matthews Band
  • Boris Milan, eight-time Latin Grammy Award winning audio engineer
  • Wycliffe Gordon, trombone, Lincoln Center Orchestra, Wynton Marsalis Septet
  • Eduardo “Gualo” Jaramillo, producer, NBC Universal, Netflix, multi-Emmy Award winner
  • Kaila Mullady, World-Champion beatboxer, Broadway
  • Marcus Printup, Lincoln Center Orchestra, Blue Note Records
  • Wordsmith (Anthony Parker), Netflix, ESPN, NFL, Revolution Entertainment

University of Florida Clinicians | Jazz Studies

  • Scott Wilson, Director of Jazz Studies
  • Dr. José Valentino Ruiz, Head of Music Business & Entrepreneurship
  • Clyde Connor, Adjunct Professor of Jazz Studies, music production
  • Erik Abernathy, guitar, bass, music production, graduate assistant
  • Ben Elgan, trumpet, music production, doctoral student and graduate assistant
  • Carlos Vizoso, saxophones, music production, graduate assistant
  • Jacob Hardy, trombone, recent graduate of University of Florida

Jazz music is a global language of unity, innovation and friendship. At this online camp, our clinicians will help make this a week of fun jams, creativity and great jazz.


  • The camp is open to 2021/22 7th-12th graders with a minimum of one year of training on their chosen instrument.
  • Registration: $150.



  • DownBeat® Critics Poll
  • DownBeat® Student Music Awards
  • EMMY® Awards
  • Global Music® Awards
  • GRAMMY® Awards
  • Independent Music Awards
  • Latin GRAMMY® Awards
  • Parents’ Choice® Awards


  • Performed and collaborated all over the globe
  • Composed, produced, engineered and arranged
  • Directed university-level jazz studies programs
  • Developed signature instrument hardware and accessory lines
  • Started and run successful record labels
  • Published jazz textbooks
  • Made distribution and licensing deals
  • Had their music featured in TV shows, movies and video game soundtracks

About HAPCO Music Foundation

In 2021, HAPCO Music Foundation is celebrating 20 years of community service. Since 2001, HAPCO has educated and inspired over 25,000 young people — encouraging them to use their musical, culinary and artistic talents to fund their college education or to pursue professional careers. www.hapcopromo.org


  • Further information: Summer Jazz Camp Handbook (coming soon)
  • Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel your registration, submit to us via email by June 13, 2021 at info@hapcomusic.org


Scott Wilson
Director of Jazz Studies, University of Florida
Scott Wilson is the Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Florida. Wilson has served as Musical Director for Universal Studios Japan, principle staff composer for Grand Link World in Qingdao, China and has been a featured jazz trumpet soloist for Tokyo Disney Sea. Wilson’s jazz textbooks, the Ultimate […]
Erik Abernathy
Guitarist and Upright Bassist
Erik Abernathy is an accomplished guitarist and upright bassist with a unique style inspired by many genres including Bebop, Brazilian music, gypsy jazz, classical guitar and blues. He received his BA in Electrical Engineering and a minor in Jazz Studies from the University of Florida. He performs in the North […]
José Valentino
Head of Music Business & Entrepreneurship, Univ. of FL
As the Head of Music Business & Entrepreneurship at The University of Florida, Dr. José Valentino is regarded as one of the most groundbreaking artist-performers and music producers of his generation. He is an EMMY® Award Winner, a participating audio engineer and musician for a Latin GRAMMY® Award winning album, […]
Marcus Printup
Jazz Trumpet
Marcus Printup has performed/recorded with Betty Carter, Dianne Reeves, Eric Reed, Cyrus Chestnut, Wycliffe Gordon, Marcus Roberts and Wynton Marsalis. He has been a member of Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra since 1993. He has led multiple recordings on several major record jazz labels including Blue Note Records, Negal Heyer […]
Boris Milan
Audio Engineer
Boris Milan is one of the music industry’s top audio engineers. He has worked on albums for Carlos Santana, Gloria Estefan, Shakira, Luis Fonsi (singer of “Despacito”), and many more. He is a pioneer of the home recording studio concept and his audio engineering skills have earned him eight Latin GRAMMY Awards. […]
Ben Elgan
Ben Elgan is a Doctoral Student at the University of Florida, pursuing a degree in Trumpet Performance. He has taught courses in Jazz Fundamentals, Jazz Improvisation and Jazz History, and has instructed over a thousand students online for higher education. As a performer, he has played professionally across the musical […]
Jacob Hardy
Jacob Hardy is a freelance trombonist in Central Florida. He completed his masters from the University of Florida in Bass Trombone Performance in the spring of 2020. His undergraduate work was completed at Eastern Illinois University in Trombone Performance – Jazz Studies in 2018. During his time at UF, he […]
Carlos Vizoso
Carlos Vizoso is a Jazz Graduate Assistant at The University of Florida and teaches Jazz Improvisation, Jazz Fundamentals 1, Jazz Fundamentals 2, Jazz Chamber Music and Jazz History. At the University of Florida, he received the Jim Theriac Jazz Scholarship, has headlined the Hippodrome Jazz Series, performed with Grammy Artist […]
Jeff Coffin
Saxophonist, Composer & Educator
Jeff Coffin is a globally recognized saxophonist, composer and educator; he is a member of the legendary U.S. rock group Dave Matthews Band. You may also know him from his 14 years, and 3 Grammy Awards, with the genre-defying Bela Fleck & the Flecktones. Coffin fronts numerous groups when not […]
Clyde Connor
Percussionist, Composer & Arranger
Percussionist, composer and arranger Clyde Connor earned his Master’s in Music Performance from the University of Florida in 2016 and now serves as adjunct professor in the UF Jazz Studies department. He attended the University of North Texas and while there successfully auditioned into the U.S. Navy Band Commodores Jazz […]
Anthony Parker
Songwriter, Performer
Anthony Parker, better known as “Wordsmith,” is a Baltimore-based songwriter, performer, entrepreneur and philanthropist. Wordsmith makes hip-hop with a strong motivational message. His mission is to entertain and educate through a message of purpose while providing clean, quality, marketable Music for the Masses. Philanthropy has always been a major part […]
Kaila Mullady
Kaila Mullady is the 2015 and 2018 World Beatbox Champion. She travels the world empowering others to find the power of their voice through beatboxing and experimental vocalism. Mullady recently finished her Broadway run starring in Lin Manuel Miranda’s Hip Hop improvised hit “Freestyle Love Supreme.”