This workshop helps develop skills that are often overlooked, such as how to respond to fellow musicians, train your musical reactions and generate original improvised ideas. Activities in this exciting, interactive workshop include ear training exercises, musical games and a variety of short improvisation assignments. Recommended for all musicians interested in developing a fresh approach to improvisation in any style of music.
Saxophonist and composer Jorrit Dijkstra’s current projects include The Whammies play the Music of Steve Lacy, with leading Chicago, Boston and Amsterdam improvisers, and an electro-acoustic duo with celebrated drummer/composer John Hollenbeck. He has released 12 albums as a leader and collaborated with many top European and American musicians including Tony Malaby, Gerry Hemingway, Herb Robertson, Barre Phillips, John Butcher, Willem Breuker and Han Bennink. Dijkstra is currently on faculty at Berklee College of Music and the New England Conservatory in Boston.
“A highly accomplished musician, he is a cerebral improviser who nevertheless plays with warmth and rhythmic excitement.”— The Boston Globe