Introducing a new interactive TrueFire learning experience that combines music e-learning and in-person sessions! Join Frank Vignola, Sheryl Bailey, and Tim Lerch for 3 days & nights of live workshops, concerts, student jams, and more at TrueFire HQ in St. Petersburg, FL, from November 10th – November 12th, 2022.

Grab your guitar, pack your bags, and reserve your spot now for a one-of-a-kind jazz guitar learning experience! Hurry, only 25 spots are available.


Immersive Three-Phase Learning Experience

1. Pre-Event: Camp Fire Green Room

TrueFire Camp Fire Jazz 2022Six weeks prior to the event, you’ll have online access to prep materials from the artists, charts for the tunes being called at the jam sessions, traveling tips, hotel options and much more. Plus, you’ll get to meet and interact with your fellow campers!

2. Live Event: Workshops, Concerts, & Jams

TrueFire Camp Fire Jazz 2022You’ll spend 3 days and nights up-close and personal with Frank, Sheryl and Tim! They’ll each present 2 master classes, perform concerts, lead the nightly student jams, and join you for all of your meals too! Plenty of quality time to interact with the best in the jazz biz!

3. Post-Event: Green Room Archive

TrueFire Camp Fire Jazz 2022Don’t worry about taking notes because we’ll film all of the masterclasses and post them to your CAMP FIRE GREEN ROOM for your reference and enjoyment. We also hope you’ll use the Green Room to stay in touch within the friends you made during the Camp.


Get Ignited with the Best Jazz Educators

Frank Vignola

TrueFire Camp Fire Jazz 2022Frank Vignola is one of the most extraordinary guitarists performing before the public today. His stunning virtuosity has made him the guitarist of choice for many of the world’s top musicians, including Ringo Starr, Madonna, Donald Fagen, Wynton Marsalis, Tommy Emmanuel, the Boston Pops, the New York Pops, and guitar legend Les Paul, who named Vignola to his “Five Most Admired Guitarists List” for the Wall Street Journal. Vignola’s jaw-dropping technique explains why the New York Times deemed him “one of the brightest stars of the guitar.”

Sheryl Bailey

TrueFire Camp Fire Jazz 2022The Downbeat Critics Poll voted Sheryl a Rising Star (2013-2016) and one of the new greats of her chosen instrument—Phillip Booth, Downbeat Magazine. As a leader, she has toured the US, Canada, Finland, Austria, Italy, Australia, Hong Kong, China, Japan, and the UK with her many projects: The Sheryl Bailey 3, The Sheryl Bailey 4, The Electric Ladyland Project, Acoustic Muse, and Plucky Strum. She has 10 critically acclaimed releases as a leader. Her latest is Plucky Strum with bass master Harvie S via Whaling City Sound.

Tim Lerch

TrueFire Camp Fire Jazz 2022World renowned for his Solo Guitar playing and his approach to Jazz and Blues, Tim is also member of the legendary Northwest Gypsy Jazz Group Pearl Django. Tim is also one half of a very popular Guitar Duo with Jamie Findlay. In between gigs with PD and Jamie, Tim tries to play as many Solo Guitar performances as he can fit into the schedule. Tim is an Emmy award Winning Composer and a sought after session guitarist.


About the Location

TrueFire Camp Fire Jazz 2022Ranked as a top arts and cultural destination among cities its size, St. Pete is home to world-famous museums and independent galleries, a thriving performing arts scene, film festivals, live music, a vibrant literary arts community, a close-knit community of working artists and crafts-people, and a whole lot of public art and outdoor installations.

Along with our musical mentors, you’ll share the weekend with TrueFire Staff plus an ensemble of excellent musicians.

Arts Xchange

TrueFire Camp Fire Jazz 2022Our Friday and Saturday Masterclasses will take place in the Tully-Levine Gallery, located in the Arts Xchange, which is in the thriving Warehouse Arts District down the street from TrueFire HQ. It is also on the same campus where we will spend our kick-off reception at Seven Cs.

TrueFire HQ

TrueFire Camp Fire Jazz 2022TrueFire HQ’s studio, thriving office and music venue is where we’ll jam the night away led by our amazing Jazz mentors, a live rhythm section and your fellow Campers. We’ll also have the chance to tour the main studio and learn more about what goes on behind the scenes here at TrueFire.

Seven C’s Music

TrueFire Camp Fire Jazz 2022Join us at Seven C’s Premier Guitar Shop for a reception to kick-off Camp Fire! We’ll meet one another, enjoy happy hour, listen to performances from our Jazz mentors, as well as have the opportunity to have a free assessment of your guitar from the team of Master Luthier & Builder David Hosler, who has more than 40 years of experience designing, building and repairing stringed instruments. It’s a wonderful space and located in our ‘Hood!

Fun Facts About St. Pete, FL

TrueFire Camp Fire Jazz 2022

  • St. Pete holds a Guinness World Record for logging the most consecutive days of sunshine—a stretch that began in 1967 and lasted 768 days.
  • The Sunshine Skyway Bridge, at 4.1 miles across, is one of the largest cable suspension bridges in the Western Hemisphere, rising 19 stories above Tampa Bay at its midpoint.
  • St. Pete is the birthplace of scheduled aviation, with the flight of the Benoist Airboat, and the birthplace of Major League Baseball Spring Training—both in 1914.
  • Nearby beaches are consistently ranked best in the world.
  • Labeled the “Gulp Coast” craft beer trail as home to 35 local breweries and distilleries.


Tentative Schedule

Thursday, November 10th

  • Reception at Seven C’s Music (6:30 PM – 9:00 PM)
  • Meet Master Luthier David Hosler
  • Meet Artists & Fellow Campers
  • Performances by Artists
  • Free Guitar Assessment

Friday, November 11th

  • Establishing a Melody, Masterclass with Frank Vignola (10:00 AM – 11:15 AM)
  • Lunch Break, Provided by TrueFire (11:15 – 12:00 PM)
  • Rhythmic Phrasing, Masterclass with Sheryl Bailey (12:00 PM – 1:45 PM)
  • Snack Break, Provided by TrueFire (1:45 PM – 2:00 PM)
  • Melodic Comping, Masterclass with Tim Lerch (2:00 PM – 3:15 PM)
  • Free Time (3:15 PM – 5:30 PM)
  • Tour & Dinner at TrueFire (5:30 PM – 7:00 PM)
  • Open Jam Session at TrueFire, Rhythm Section and Backline Provided (7:00 PM – 10:00 PM)

Saturday, November 12th

  • Articulating the Inner Language of Bop, Masterclass with Sheryl Bailey (10:00 AM – 11:15 AM)
  • Lunch Break, Provided by TrueFire (11:15 – 12:00 PM)
  • Blues Inflections on Standards, Masterclass with Tim Lerch (12:00 PM – 1:45 PM)
  • Snack Break, Provided by TrueFire (1:45 PM – 2:00 PM)
  • Three Magical Notes to Get You Improvising, Masterclass with Frank Vignola (2:00 PM – 3:15 PM)
  • Free Time (3:15 PM – 5:30 PM)
  • Dinner, Provided by TrueFire (5:30 PM – 7:00 PM)
  • Open Jam Session at TrueFire, Rhythm Section and Backline Provided (7:00 PM – 10:00 PM)