This hands-on ensemble 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.
This experience will take place IN-PERSON, INDOORS. Students in this class must show proof of vaccination in order to participate. See the Return to Campus Guide for more info.
For more information, please contact Contemporary Music Chair, Jeremy Castillo, JCastillo@levinemusic.org.