The New TSM Youth
Jazz Big Band!
For middle and high school students with at least two years instrumental experience
Saxophones, Trumpet, Trombone, Piano, Bass, Drums, Guitar
STARTING FEBRUARY 10, 2013
This ensemble offers young musicians an opportunity to study and perform various styles of jazz big band repertoire and improvisation including swing, blues, bebop, Latin and jazz rock.
Participants will have full ensemble and sectional rehearsals including public performances.
15-week program - Sundays 4-6 p.m.
Be prepared to play a 12-bar blues melody (improvisation is optional) of your choice in the key of Concert F or Bb, and Blue Bossa by Kenny Durham in the key of C minor (Piano; chords and melody); major scales
(Key of C, F Bb, Eb, G, D, A - We will pick two.); and chromatic scale (Piano: two hands); sight reading; rudiments for drummers.
Apply Now! (201) 408-1463 or email@example.com
Debbie Keefe Johns
(Other instruments will also be considered: Flute, Clarinet,
Violin, Cello, Baritone, Tuba, Vibraphone, Hand Percussion)
JCC Jazz Program
Vinnie Sperrazza, jazz program director
Study jazz and improvisation in a friendly, relaxed, and encouraging environment with professional jazz musicians from New York City.
for ages 12-18, beginner to advanced
JCC Jazz Program Schedule
6:30 p.m. Combo Rehearsal
7:30 p.m. Performance Forum
8:15 p.m. Dismissal
Our small jazz combos are the core of our Jazz Program. Each student will be placed in a combo of four to six students of similar experience and skill, plus one faculty member. Students will learn jazz compositions by ear and through reading, study basic and advanced improvisation skills, be encouraged to improvise a solo, and have an opportunity to perform every day in our Performance Forum.
This is a daily performance opportunity and mini-concert with a casual atmosphere. Combos are encouraged to perform every day, and the class also provides an opportunity for faculty to demonstrate through performances, for students to form ad-hoc ensembles, and for ad-hoc student-faculty groups to perform.
Adult Combo Program
for ages 19 and up, beginner to advanced
Continue your musical education, or develop your new interest in jazz! Study jazz and improvisation in a friendly relaxed environment with the JCC Jazz Program faculty.
Adult Combo Schudule
3:15 p.m. Combo Rehearsal
4:15 p.m. *Performance Forum
5:00 p.m. Dismissal
*total registration must meet or exceed eight students for Performance Forum. If we have fewer than eight students, Combo Rehearsal will be extended from 4:15 to 5 p.m.
The faculty and students perform monthly concerts on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. at the JCC. These will be more formal concerts than the mini-concerts in Performance Forum. The 2012-2013 Jazz Wednesdays will be held on October 31, November 28, January 23, February 27, March 20, April 24, May 29, and June 5.
Our world-class faculty of professional jazz musicians from New York City offers private lessons in addition to the Jazz Program. Study jazz improvisation, jazz history, and the basic and advanced skills on your instrument with our incredible group of teachers!
Call the music school at 201.408.1465 at any time for more information or to set up an audition and interview.