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Keyboard Improv Zoo: Games And Tools For Creative Growth

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Overview

This adventure-filled class offers a wide range of fun, interactive, non-traditional games and creative challenges for keyboardists at all levels. Sample exercises include body percussion warm-ups, call and response, playing with prompts, chance elements, ostinati, free improvisation, soundtracking, passing the baton, walkabouts, conducted improvisation, and other experiences. Students can expect to stretch creatively and feel more free playing on their own and with others. Materials provided by instructor. Prerequisites: basic proficiency in keyboard playing and reading.

Tuesdays 6:30 – 8 pm
9/19 – 11/28 (10 weeks) no class 11/21
Jennifer Jolly • $395

 

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Jennifer Jolly (piano, keyboards)

B.A. UC Berkeley. Keyboardist, melodica player, vocalist, composer, and educator (keyboards, world music, improvisation). Specialty in New Orleans R&B, African, Caribbean, blues, soul/funk, rock, Americana, jam bands, country swing, Cajun/zydeco, groove/percussive and improvisational music. Currently performing with Zulu Spear, Babá Ken Okulolo & Friends, Big B and His Snake Oil Saviors, The Jolly Gibsons, and several reggae/ska, blues/R&B, and Americana groups; frequent sub with Tom Rigney & Flambeau. Current accompanist for choruses, churches, and musical theater productions. Previous performance credits include Phil Lesh, Kotoja, Barbara Dane, and Hot Links. Long-time faculty instructor at the CJC, Cazadero Family Camp, after-school programs, and private studio. Secondary instruments include steel drums, flute, and percussion.

 

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