Workshops

Jazz Night School offers workshops from artists such as Tuck Andress, Allison Miller, Rene Hart, Anton Schwartz, Mark Elf, Mark Taylor, Garey Williams, Inga Swearingen, Jared Hall…

Upcoming Workshops At Jazz Night School

All workshops are held at Jazz Night School – 5415 Rainier Ave. S.

Park on the street, or on weekends or evenings students may use the lot at Kaiser Permanente across the street from JNS

Naomi Moon Siegel Workshop

Sunday May 14th, 2017:

2:30pm – 4:30pm – The Feminine Principle in Improvisation Part 2

This improvisation workshop highlights the feminine principle in our music-making — illuminating for musicians of all levels. We will build upon the ideas discussed in the March workshop, but all are welcome, whether or not you attended the March Improvisation workshop.
Masculine and feminine principles have nothing to do with gender but provide balance and contrast in beautiful ways. Each of us is a unique expression of feminine and masculine. In a culture and music that tends to over-value masculine qualities, we will highlight, investigate, and put more value on the feminine principle. 
 
Exploring ideas such as physical embodiment, breath, listening, timbre, and motivic development, participants will engage in improvisation exercises while intentionally holding feminine qualities in their awareness. Participants will gain new tools and ways to approach improvising, ensemble-playing, listening, practicing, and performing.
Cost: $45
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Anton Schwartz Workshops

Saturday June 3rd, 2017 – Two Workshops:

10:00am – 12:30pm – The Art of Ending a Song

The final moments of a song are crucial to the lasting impression it leaves. This workshop for both rhythm section players and soloists addresses all the practical elements of pulling it off in style. Topics may include: ritards, taking harmonic cues, playing over single and multiple fermatas, arranged endings, endings on the fly, nonverbal band communication. Bring your instruments.
Prerequisites: Experience performing songs and improvising.
Cost: $50, or sign up for the full day for $85

1:30pm – 4:00pm – The Minor Blues

An important variant of the ubiquitous Blues form, the Minor Blues is one of the most frequently recurring forms in jazz. If you’ve heard  Mr. P. C., Equinox, Birk’s Works or the Spider Man theme, you’re familiar with it. The instructor will present the form in a way that makes it easy to internalize, and give lots of practical advice about how to improvise over it. Students improvise (optional but encouraged) and are given feedback, with recommendations given for a direct path to improvement. Student improvisations will serve as a springboard for discussions of the many harmonic possibilities.
Prerequisites: knowledge of the simple I-IV-V 12-bar blues form and basic jazz harmony.
Cost: $50, or sign up for the full day for $85

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