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Beginning Jazz Improvisation


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. Vocalists welcome! Prerequisites: facility on an instrument and ability to play all major scales from memory.

Thursdays 6:30 – 8 pm
7/12 – 8/16 (6 weeks)
Steve Erquiaga • $280


Steve Erquiaga (guitar)

National and international recording and performing artist; has performed at Montreux Jazz Festival, Berlin Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival; performed and recorded with Bobby McFerrin, Joe Henderson, Les McCann, John Scofield, John Handy, David Byrne, Turtle Island String Quartet, Maria Schneider and Andy Narell; faculty, Jamey Aebersold Jazz Clinics; publications include ‘Guitar Duets’ and arrangements from his CD ‘Cafe Paradiso.’


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