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Charlie Parker Ensemble

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This ensemble focuses on the bop-era defining compositions and style of Charlie Parker, one of the most influential jazz saxophonists and improvisers. The instructor also provides insight into some of the characteristic improvisational approaches of Charlie Parker and other bebop innovators.

Mondays 8:15 – 9:45pm
7/6 – 8/17 (7 weeks)
Kasey Knudsen • $280

 

The Jazzschool Community Music School (JCMS) offers numerous performance ensembles for beginning, intermediate and advanced instrumentalists and vocalists. Students are placed in ensembles by audition and requirements may include the following: playing selected scales; playing and/or improvising over a piece of your choice; improvising over a 12-bar blues or other pieces provided at the audition; and sight-reading. Drummers are asked to play various grooves and solo; bassists are asked to play bass lines.

New JCMS ensemble students: To apply for an ensemble please fill out the ensemble application form. Once your application form has been received you will be contacted to schedule an audition.

Students who have previously been enrolled in JCMS ensembles: Please also fill out the ensemble application form. An audition may not be required depending on which ensemble(s) you are applying for.

Please click here for ensemble audition guidelines.

 

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The Word

“Nowhere else can you learn from such a talented staff in a setting that is devoted to the art form. People at the school obviously care – the instructors, the staff, the other students. Having a welcoming environment devoted to jazz is a powerful aid to those of us just getting started.”

— Harry