THE Jazz Improvisation Workshops for young aspiring jazz musicians began on 24 March so students are well into the swing of things by now. Here are a few of the class of 2012 with one of their tutors, drummer extraordinaire Brian Abrahams. Saxophones are obviously popular this year.
Come Saturday 7 July, it will be the turn of the more mature aspirants. The Over 25’s Workshops will be held from 1.00pm to 4.00pm weekly between 7 July and 22 September at the Victorian Jazz Archive headquarters, 15 Mountain Highway, Wantirna. Total cost of the course is $220 which includes a $40.00 membership of that wonderful resource, the Victorian Jazz Archive.
These workshops are open to students of all ages. Applicants are required to be proficient on their instruments, able to play scales and arpeggios, and most importantly, be interested in learning how to improvise. All music is provided; just bring yourself and your instrument.
For further information and booking contact:
Marina Pollard, Workshop Coordinator
9781 4972 or 0409 064 753
or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org,
This is an opportunity to make the music you love, not just listen to it.