Watch a virtual performance by four members of our Teen Town Jazz Combo:
Play jazz standards in various styles including blues, swing, bebop, Afro-Cuban, modern and fusion in a small group of 4-6 musicians, comprising brass, woodwind and rhythm sections. Students develop ensemble playing and solo improvisation skills, learn how to express themselves and collaborate musically, and memorize songs, melodies, harmonies and chord progressions. Students also learn basic jazz theory: intervals, chords, basic harmonic progressions, voice-leading, scale theory and form. Students observe, listen to, and learn about historical jazz figures, genres and styles to provide the basis for understanding the evolution of musical trends and ideas. While virtual: Students learn to use technology, including iReal Pro and A Capella, as both learning tools and to create performance videos. iPhone or iPad and bluetooth speaker required.
Read about our Teen Town Jazz co-directors, Steve Johns and Debbie Keefe by clicking here.
Teen Town Jazz Ensemble may be taken on its own without being part of a Young Artists Program.
Minimum 2 years instrumental experience required. Audition required for new students. Contact Robyn Searles at email@example.com to schedule an audition.
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