A friendly, supportive atmosphere in which to practice the basics of jazz improvisation. Start with the blues then progress to jazz standards, learning essential scales and chords, playing at every session, trading licks, learning patterns and building solos. Ideal for classical players or anyone aspiring to jam or perform with a jazz ensemble. Prerequisites: Facility on an instrument and ability to play all major scales from memory.
Thursdays 6:30 – 8 pm
4/1 1 – 6/6 (9 weeks)
Tony Peebles • $375
Tony Peebles (saxophone)
M.M. Jazz Performance (Saxophone), University of the Arts in Philadelphia; B.A. Music (Theory), University of Pennsylvania. Featured soloist on Grammy-winning album PMO by Pacific Mambo Orchestra. Performed with Fred Wesley, Lenny Williams, Tommy Igoe, Karl Perazzo, Kenny Washington, John Lee Hooker Jr., Doc Severinson. Toured Europe, Africa, South America, and Australia with reggae legend Don Carlos and New Zealand’s Katchafire.