Soul jazz is the blend of blues, gospel, funk, R&B, and jazz made famous by Jimmy Smith, Herbie Hancock, Horace Silver, Ramsey Lewis, Les McCann, Joe Sample, and others. Learn the soul jazz vocabulary and a number of soul jazz tunes that are essential to every jazz keyboardist’s repertoire. Materials provided by instructor. Prerequisites: basic keyboard and music reading proficiency; familiarity with major and minor chords and scales.
Tuesdays 8:15 – 9:45 pm
1/9 – 3/13 (10 weeks)
Jennifer Jolly • $395
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.