The African Ensemble explores Afrobeat, soukous, highlife, desert blues, South African, Zimbabwean, Ethio-jazz and other styles. Emphasis is placed on listening to each other, learning the specific rhythms and their interactions, and understanding the cultural contexts of the songs. Open to vocalists and all instrumentalists. The African Ensemble is the winter-term offering in the World Groove Ensemble series; students may enroll in any or all of the classes. Materials and arrangements provided by instructor. Prerequisites: intermediate instrumental and/or vocal proficiency; ability to read charts and standard notation
Thursdays 8:15 – 9:45 pm
1/10 – 3/14 (10 weeks)
Performance date: Thursday 3/21
Jennifer Jolly • $415
All Jazzschool 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.