SPECIAL JAO REHEARSAL
Thursday, Sept 1 @ 7pm


Wisconsin Place Community Recreation Center
5311 Friendship Boulevard
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Sept 8 @ Sligo Middle School 7:00-8:45pm

JAM Improv (JAI)

JAM Improv Overview:

Our new jazz improvisation program, “JAM Improv”, offers a curriculum that provides a solid foundation on the traditional and the “outside” approaches. Led by renowned saxophonist, composer and director, Paul Carr, our instructors guide adult students, ages 16 and up, in learning a basic repertoire of jazz material, jazz improvisation including scatting and period based interpretation. Basic instrumental and vocal techniques imparted to include chord progressions, posture, ear training, sight-reading, pitch and tone.

Program Description:
The JAM Improv program offers six sessions that focus on learning the jazz improvisation concepts. You will work with a professional rhythm section to enhance your skills in the interpretation of the music. There will be monthly assignments given at each session to prepare you for your next session. Also, there will be two (2) performances at a professional venue, including the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival.

As with all JAM offerings, students will learn while having fun! You will jam along with your peers and professional instructors in a welcoming and supportive environment. The JAI focus is on the straight-ahead jazz genre.

So, if you want to improvise and learn more performance techniques including:

    • Rhythm and time
    • Developing your own style
    • Performance techniques
    • Complementing the rhythm section
    • Ear training
    • Musicianship
    • Scatting (vocalists)

Then, JAM Improv is for you…

Sessions:
October 27, 2015; November 10, 2015; January 12, 2016; March 15, 2016; April 12, 2016; and May 10, 2016.

Marketing – The Music Business:
BONUS OFFER – Attend 5 or more sessions and the JAM Improv Marketing class is free. This is a $25 value!

    To Register for JAM Improv:

CLICK HERE!

News

Jazz Academy
Orchestra (JAO) Auditions

Saturday, September 17th from 9am-6pm

Register and schedule your audition today!

Rehearsal are every other Tuesday at 7:00pm beginning 9/20/2016 at Sligo Middle School, 1401 Dennis Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland.



CLICK HERE for the Audition Performance charts.

Current JAO students do not have to audition. Please complete the RETURNING MEMBER REGISTRATION BY SEPTEMBER 1, 2016 ... RETURNING JAO STUDENTS CLICK HERE to register online!

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