The African Ensemble is one of three consecutive courses comprising the World Groove Ensemble; students may enroll in any one or all three. This class features deep, uplifting grooves from various regions and cultures. Repertoire may include Afrobeat, highlife, juju, South African township/mirabi, Malian, Ethiopian, Senegalese, Congolese or other styles. The class offers a joyful opportunity to discover or deepen your musical and spiritual connection to African music. Open to vocals, drums, percussion, bass, guitar, piano and/or B-3, electric keyboards, brass and reeds, pennywhistle, and African instruments consistent with the styles. Prerequisites: intermediate instrumental and/or vocal proficiency; ability to read charts and notation.
Thursdays 8:15 – 9:45 pm
1/12 – 3/16 (10 weeks)
Jennifer Jolly • $395
All Jazzschool Community Music School (JCMS) ensembles are placed by audition. 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. Please click here for ensemble audition guidelines.