From NEW ORLEANS to SWING, the Early Jazz Workshop
With Rob Garcia
In this workshop called “From NEW ORLEANS to SWING” we will focus on the jazz language and styles that developed from the beginnings of jazz in New Orleans through the swing era. Music by artists such as Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington and Lester Young among others will be our teachers. This music goes hand in hand with dancing so developing the ability to swing is a top priority. We will also focus on phrasing melodies, roles of each instrument, counterpoint, spontaneous arranging and the pure joy of the music. The demand for traditional jazz bands has risen in recent years due to the explosion of interest in Lindy Hop swing dancing world-wide. We will also address the relationship between the dancers and the band.
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.
Beginner to Intermediate level.
Every Thursday at 6:30pm (2 hours)
Fee: $ 210.00 every four classes, plus a one time $45.00 registration fee.
Faculty: Rob Garcia
Location: Brooklyn, Ditmas Park.