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December 2017

Jazz Improvisation and Theory 2 with Marc Mommaas

With MARC MOMMAAS: Without the ability to put words together a language cannot be spoken. In the Jazz Improvisation and Theory workshop we provide students with the vocabulary and understanding of jazz music theory that is needed to begin improvising with conviction and musicianship. Students will gain valuable experience playing with other musicians of similar levels every week. Together they will explore different harmonic, melodic and rhythmic elements through the use of exercises, group improvisation,…

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Polyrhythm and Mixed Meter with Marc Mommaas

Poly-rhythm and Mixed Meter Workshop with MARC MOMMAAS: In this class you will work through a variety of rhythmic principles inspired by today’s Jazz compositions and influenced by rhythmic concepts found in South Indian, North Indian and African music. We will work on accent points, groupings, mixed meter principles and polyrhythm. The main focus is to strengthen inner time by expanding your rhythmic language within a harmonic context. You will be presented with a comprehensive…

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NYJW Series @ Lex Hotel

December 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

Lexington Hotel, 511 Lexington Avenue @ 48th Street
New York,NY10031United States
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Modern Jazz with Sebastian Noelle

The Modern Jazz Ensemble class offers the opportunity to study the styles of jazz between the 1960s and the present, and incorporate them into one’s own playing. The Modern Jazz Ensemble class will focus on seminal instrumentalists and composers from this period, such as Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Pat Metheny, Joe Henderson, Ornette Coleman, Keith Jarrett and Steve Swallow, among others. All of these players have a strong background in bebop but went…

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Funk | Fusion with Andrea Veneziani

Jazz has no limitations, and it can’t be defined by a single artist or era. This Funk Fusion Workshop is tailored for musicians who want to explore and embrace the repertoire of the many great Funk-Fusion bands that further enriched the history of jazz in the 1970’s and 80’s. Garnering inspiration and guidance from the music of Weather Report, Headhunters, Chick Corea Elektric Band, Brecker Brothers and many more, students learn the musical elements that…

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Let’s Sing with Olivia Foschi

This vocal workshop is open to beginner and intermediate students looking to develop vocal technique while tapping into the language of jazz. Whether you are an aspiring singer or an instrumentalist who would like to do more singing, if you are looking for singing classes in New York City, this workshop will give you the ability to learn the foundations necessary to develop your singing voice, learn a vast selection of jazz standards and feel comfortable…

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Let’s Sing with Jocelyn Medina

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Jazz Singing – Advanced

This is a Jazz Vocal Workshop for intermediate to advanced singers who would like to improve their vocal skills with a true professional.

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Blues and Beyond with Dave Scott

Blues and Beyond with Dave Scottfrom the blues form to jazz standards. Meet, play and learn with other enthusiastic musicians. This class introduces students to the world of improvisation through interplay in an ensemble setting (max class size 7 students). Participants should be comfortable playing their instrument or singing, the ability to read music is recommended but not required. The only other requirement for the class is that you come eager to learn and to grow…

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Sax Quartet with Marc Mommaas

he Saxophone Quartet is a great avenue to build technique, develop a full sound, improve reading skills, develop improvisation skills, strengthen your tuning and above all to have fun playing some amazing arrangements. You can expect arrangements from from Jazz artists such as Charles Mingus, Yusef Lateef, Lennie Niehaus, Hubert Blake, Dave Bramely, Nick Ayoub and Ralph Martino.

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