Adam Smale to Host Jazz Masterclass at Algoma U


Algoma University, in partnership with the Department of Music, are pleased to announce that renowned Jazz performer Adam Smale will be hosting a masterclass on February 12th at 2:45pm at 75 Huron Street.

From Sault Ste. Marie, Adam Smale is a renowned seven-string jazz guitarist. Smale has performed around the globe, including in South America, Asia, and North America, and has been a regular presence at the prestigious Toronto Downtown Jazz Festival and Montreal Jazz Festival. In 1996, Smale co-founded the ensemble Camarillo; he performed with Camarillo until 2007 when he left to pursue his Master’s Degree in Jazz Performance from Western Michigan University. Upon completion of his degree, Smale moved to New York City, where he signed with Ropeadope Records and released Out of the Blue. His first solo debut CD, Fun City, was released in Canada in 2000. Smale has also authored and published New Approach to Scales for Guitarists: A Practical Modern Direction.

This masterclass is open to the public and is free of charge.

For more information, please contact Professor Frank Deresti at [email protected]

About Algoma University
Algoma University was established in 1965 and is located in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Algoma University is a small, undergraduate, teaching-focused university that places an emphasis on serving the needs of Northern Ontario. Algoma University offers a wide range of degrees spanning the liberal arts, sciences, and professional disciplines. As a partner with Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig, Algoma University has a special mission to cultivate cross-cultural learning between Aboriginal populations and other communities. Algoma University also offers satellite programming in Brampton and Timmins. For more information, please visit


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