Jazz of the 60’s Blue Note Era

The ‘Brooklyn Blue Note Class’ will explore the lesser known compositions and recordings of the mid-late 60’s Blue Note era. Composer’s like Bobby Hutcherson, Jackie McLean, Grachan Moncor III, Harold Land, Joe Chambers, Eric Dolphy, Herbie Hancock, Joe Henderson and many more. Exploring this music will be beneficial for the student interested in contemporary concepts of improvised music of today as these composers were some of the early pioneers of exploring odd complex forms and phrasing, as well as changing meters and early metric layering. Much of this music was released 10-15 years after it was recorded and never gained the popularity of the classic 60’s Blue Note recordings released at the time. This class would be an opportunity to discover some rare and unique music for those looking for something different.

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

Every Monday at 7:00pm (2 hours)
Date: Ongoing
Fee: $ 210.00 every four classes, plus a one time $45.00 registration fee.
Faculty: Dave Ambrosio
Location: 2 Prince Street,
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Empire Studios, Room 4425

Special Scholarship Opportunities for Students 26 and Younger
If you are a student between 17 and 26 years old, you could qualify to a 50% discount to any of our workshops. Please contact us for more information.