The foundation behind the Foundation…
Shepard Jazz Camp is affliated with The Stanley Baird Youth Jazz Foundation. The camp was officially started 11 years ago in the hopes to reach our youth through jazz education and enlightenment. Camp is a one-week intensive study in jazz and composition. Guest clinicians help to individualize and intensify student studies. Clinicians have included Donald Byrd (trumpet), Jovan Jackson (saxophone), Joe Chambers (drums), and Brian Horton (saxophone).
Stanley Baird,Founder and Lead Clinician, is a reknowned jazz musician with over 50 years experience. Baird has played along side the likes of Otis Redding, Gladys Knight, Kirk Whalum, Chuck Jackson, and Donald Byrd to just to name a few.
Stanley Baird has dedicated his life to music and enriching the lives of children through music appreciation and education. Baird began his education at North Carolina Central University (NCCU), where he received both a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in Music Education. Baird chose to make a difference in the lives of our youth by teaching music to children of all ages. He holds over 33 years experience. Baird is responsible for starting the Triangle Jazz Band which is composed of retired teachers. Baird has been a member of the International Association of Jazz Educators (IAJE) for 30 years.
Stanley Baird, Saxophonist