Jazz Improv – Class Full!
Jazz Kiln – Summer 2013
Back by popular demand! Kuumbwa Jazz is pleased to offer a second run of the six week workshop series on jazz improvisation. The Jazz Kiln is Kuumbwa’s newest education program and is designed to offer a safe place for musicians of all ages to explore their musical boundaries. These workshops will be directed by noted jazz educator, composer and pianist Eddie Mendenhall. Eddie believes that you can learn the jazz language by studying the history of jazz (listen!) and pursuing an enjoyable dedication to your instrument. Each student may have a different path to proficiency on the instrument, but improvising is always about your ears and how you communicate your instincts, feelings, and meaning in performance. These workshops are intended to help music students find their jazz voice, expressing themselves with confidence through improvisation and understanding their role within an ensemble.
Classes are held on the Kuumbwa stage on Tuesday nights July 9th – August 20th: no class on July 30th. Tuition for the series is $200, advanced enrollment only. This course is focused on instrumentalists and we are not accepting vocalists at this time, sorry for the inconvenience. Click Here for more information.