Jazz of the 60’s Blue Note Era
With DAVE AMBROSIO
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.
LIVE STREAMING: INTERACTIVE and DYNAMIC WORKSHOPS
When: Every MONDAY at 6:30pm EST (1.5 hours)
Fee: Introductory rate: $149 per 4 sessions / Regular rate: $210 per 4 sessions
When: MONDAYS 1pm US EST
Central European Standard Time: 7pm
Greenwich Mean Time: 6pm (UK)
Eastern European Standard Time: 8pm
Moscow Standard Time: 9pm
Contact us for weekday and weekend availability
When: MONDAYS 8am US EST
Japan standard time: 9pm
China standard time: 8pm
Singapore standard time: 8pm
India standard time: 6pm
Contact us for weekday and weekend availability
This is an interactive experience:
– Get your instrument out and get ready to play.
– You will receive materials in the form of pdf’s, mp3’s, you-tube links etc.
– This includes weekly assignments in balance with your level and the theme of the workshop.
Live streaming offers many benefits. It is an enriching positive communal learning experience. Our faculty is top notch and experienced in the flow of online learning.
We use Zoom as our streaming program which is free for students to download, shared google docs and email for pdf transfers, shared screen/computer audio for youtube links, irealpro (optional) and mp3’s. Are you not sure if your equipment setup is sufficient? Let us help you to ensure that you will be ready to participate.
For new students, if you are not sure and would like to try it out a session, ask for our trial class option ($20).
GENERAL TESTIMONIALS ON THE ONLINE EXPERIENCE
“All of my concerns about having class online were laid to rest once the zoom session with Marc Mommaas started up. All four of us in class could see and hear each other well. Marc provided numerous charts on-screen for us to work with, and we had a metronome and an on-screen backing/practice track that was both visible and easy to hear for extra support. It was as close to having an in-person class as I could imagine. “ – Matt Craddock
“I just had my first video lesson with NYJW on mixed meters. It was the highlight of my week. While I’ve been occupied with how to stock up on supplies and worried dearly about my loved ones, I was able to take an hour and engage with my love of music, engage with an outstanding and passionate teacher, and meet a great musician in Japan. I’m learning, engaged remotely with my community, and – in a very real sense – expanding my world. I cannot recommend virtual music lessons enough. Marc was able to hear my playing clearly and critique my articulation/time. I was introduced to new ideas and given grounding for this new phase in life. Most importantly, the audio and video quality was good. The latency was low enough that I was able to play along with Marc during the example exercises and follow him. For me this was critical in being able to bridge the gap and bring the lesson to life. I strongly encourage anyone to try it out!!” – John Dalto
“I did not realize how much fun it could be to join the online program at the NYJW. My classmate where all online with the instruments and the instructor had charts, a metronome and backing tracks on hand. I learned a lot in just one session!” – MC
“A lesson via zoom was seamless! I was surprised how easy it was to share the material online, play along together w iReal Pro as an ensemble. I walked away with plenty of material to work on – this is a really worthwhile experience” – James Kibbe
AT OUR LOCATION / POSTPONED until further notice due to the COVID-19 virus
Every Monday at 7:00pm (2 hours)
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.