UrBandCamp 2015, Arkhangelsk, Russia

ORGANIZER The UrBand Camp feat Barents is arranged by the Barents Voluntary Arrangement Exchange project - VAE and will be produced together with Arkhangelsk Regional Nonprofit Voluntary Organization - ARNVO. UrBand Camp will be hold at Arkhangelsk Mucical College. UBC is a continuation of the "The Groove Valley Jazzcamp feat Barents" project that started in 2010 with exchange of musicians from Arkhangelsk to the Jazzcamp.

Vision The vision and main target for UBC is to make concerts and performeces and give dance and music talents, semi-professionals and amateurs in the Russian part of the Barents region possibilities to take part in high quality courses in jazz and "rhythmic" music and dance improvising. UBC hire Russian and international musician and artist as course superiors and to play in UBCs concerts and performances. In this way the course participiants have opportunity to share stages with the professional artists. UBC's courses are open for international participation. In UBS’s concerts and performances will there always be sections with professional musicians and artists only. UBC use the Team model for voluntary work. See also the festival program and information about artists who shall join UBC 2015. Course model, Concert & Performances at UBC The course model we use at UBC have been tried out and develops for several years at the Jazzcamp, but to get a good festival feeling will we cooporate with the College and Sound master or use of stage technical equipment. In the courses we have instrumental and dance part with master classes for: vocal, bass, guitar, drums, piano, trumpet/horns saxophone/flute/ acoustic instruments and dance. From these courses we make 5 to 6 ad-hock bands or group who can play together and with the professional musicians at the UBC concert and events. The well know guitarist Hallgeir Pedersen is the main course supervisor and musical leader for UBC. He has had the same responsibility at the jazzcamp and together with the producer team has he picked out some fantastic musicians and artist who know the course model and who also can secure the high quality concert we want at UBC. See also information for the Course program VAE and UBC organisers Rune Paulsen is director for UBC and project leader for VAE. He was the idée maker for the Jazzcamp, as well as a producer and leader for the Jazzcamp from 2005-2011. Gudbjørg Navjord is director of Beiarn Voluntary Centre and has also been leader and team manager for the Jazzcamp and has the voluntary responsibility in the VAE project. Tatiana Solska is an assisting director in the VAE project and Voluntary responsibility at UBC. She worked at the Jazzcamp and has been to all the festivals in Norway and Arkhangelsk that take part in the exchange program as host for the Russian and Norwegian musicians and as team manager for ARVO members. Sound and stage managers for VAE is Øyvind Alstad and Frode Eide.