Art of the Jam Session 2: Straight Eighth, ECM, and Latin

The focus of this class in essence is to recreate the NYC Jam session playing experience and explore all the typical encounters related to the typical “live” jam session environment. The material will be drawn from the standard latin jazz compositions, modern approaches to standards with straight eighth grooves as well as modern jazz compositions from the ECM style repertoire. This class is structured a little different than the other more theme based or conceptual classes, generally creating a class where more and different material is played in each class. While there is still an evolution of the learning experience as the classes progress, it is based on developing the skills to navigate and function in the jam session “experience” itself. The material and musical concepts covered relate to the challenges and conventions of the public Jazz jam session which in turn help prepare students for that very experience.

Participants should be comfortable playing their instrument or singing, the ability to read music is recommended. The only other requirement for the class is that you come eager to learn and to grow as a musician. Sign up for a trial class today.
Intermediate level

Faculty: Dave Ambrosio
When: Fridays 6-8pm
Fee: $210 per 4 sessions, click here for to learn more about trimester and yearly enrollment for additional savings!

Location: New York Jazz Workshop
265 West 37th Street
on the 10th floor, Suite #1004
New York, NY 10018
(On the corner of 37th St and 8th Ave)

Discounts and Special Scholarship Opportunities for Students 26 and Younger
For students regularly enrolled in multiple workshops, we offer a 25% discount on each workshop after the first. If you are a student between 17 and 26 years old, you could qualify to a 30% discount on any of our workshops. Please contact us for more information.