Learn how to improvise in a jazz setting. The focus is on playing jazz blues tunes and learning how to interact with others to create a jazz solo. Using blues scales and reading chord changes are taught while learning some basic fun jazz tunes. Any level of experience is welcome but an introductory level of music theory would be beneficial. The level of music reading is not a challenge; more emphasis is placed on listening and creating a musical reaction to what you hear. 10 week program
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"Doors" open at 9:00 and Rehearsal starts at 9:30 on all programs.
Open to anyone who has a moderate amount of band experience on their instrument. The focus is on playing together as a group and following the conductor. A wide range of musical styles are explored in traditional concert band instrumentation. You can join this on Zoom to play along or on Jamulus and Zoom to play in Real Time. 10 week program
This band is for those who wish to be challenged on their instrument. The focus is on developing a diverse repertoire and moving at a quicker pace while still creating enjoyable musical experiences. A wide range of musical styles are explored in traditional concert band instrumentation.
You can join this on Zoom to play along muted or on Jamulus and Zoom to play in Real Time. 10 week program
In the style of a traditional Jazz Big band or Swing Band, this ensemble will have a focus on developing a large and diverse repertoire that can be performed in a wide variety of venues. Membership in the ensemble is by audition or invitation. The ability to adapt to a variety of musical styles as well as instrumentation will be a factor for membership in this group. The focus of this ensemble will be on reading music in a jazz big band style with some opportunities for improvisation. It is expected that the members will be able to retain a large and diverse repertoire. Instrumentation will consist of up to 4 rhythm section, 4 saxophones and 4 brass players.
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