Shigemi Matsumoto Invited to Sichuan Conservatory

Shigemi Matsumoto has been invited to give five master classes in Chengdu, China this summer at the Sichuan Conservatory of Music. Her husband Marty Stark will be giving a “Music is a profession” seminar and will be educating the Chinese on how to have a music career in the US.

Alumni Marina Harris and Kenny Stavert will be giving a joint concert on the last day in Chengdu.

Jeff Hamilton Gives Masterclass

Jazz Legend Jeff Hamilton gave a master class at the Bob Cole Conservatory on November 26. Hamilton has performed with his trio, Woody Herman, Diana Krall, Ella Fitzgerald, Rosemary Clooney, Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, the Clayton Brothers, and is co-leader of the Clayton/Hamilton Jazz Orchestra. The Los Angeles Jazz Society named him and John Clayton musicians of the year for 2006.

He is pictured here working with Tyler Kreutel.