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Venezuelan Music Ensemble 360


Explore traditional and contemporary Venezuelan music styles, with a particular focus on Afro-Venezuelan repertoire. The instructor covers exciting rhythms including Calypso, Joropo and Golpe de Tambor, culminating in a performance at the Jazzschool in Hardymon Hall! All instruments are welcome: percussion (congas, hand percussion), Venezuelan cuatros, vocals, woodwind and brass instruments, piano, bass, and drum set. Highly recommended for students who have taken the Afro-Venezuelan percussion and Venezuelan cuatro classes with Jackie Rago in the past. Prerequisites: For intermediate to advanced players with the ability to play standard grooves as applied to your instrument.

Tuesdays 8:15 – 9:45 pm
4/4 – 6/6 (10 weeks)
Jackie Rago • $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.

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— Harry