Check back in Spring 2017 for more information!
Two Sessions: June 19 - 23, July 17 - 21
9:00 a.m. - noon daily located in Roop Hall
$75 per session or $125 for both
In this course on jazz style and improvisation, team-taught with colleague Chris Heslop, participants will learn how to improvise using scales and modes. Rhythm section participants (piano, guitar, bass and drums) will learn how to accompany soloists and to perform their own solos. Jazz styles will be learned through playing and listening. Students will also learn the basics of jazz performance, including how to get one’s own jazz combo started.
Each session features visits by renowned area jazz artists, who will perform with and offer advice to students. This is a fun, engaging week of practical advice, intense practice, and great music!
Pictures courtesy John Pankratz (2014 and Andrew Neu), John Ernesto and me