This hands-on jazz ensemble camp helps students of all instruments develop the skills needed to improvise and perform in a jazz ensemble setting. Students learn how to play from a fakebook, how to listen to and interact with each other while improvising in groups, and explore elements of melody, harmony, rhythm, structure, and expression through the standard jazz repertoire.
No previous experience in improvising or playing jazz is necessary, making this class perfect not only for beginning jazz musicians looking to improve their skills, but also classical and contemporary musicians wishing to branch out into new musical territory. Students will perform in a recital at the end of the camp.
For more information, please contact Contemporary Music Chair, Jeremy Castillo, JCastillo@levinemusic.org.