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…

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

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

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JAM Improv

Have you been meaning to dust off that ax?
Want to take your music to another level?
Thinking of singing professionally and need the tools to start?

Then, JAM Improv is the place for you!

Sligo Middle School
Band Room
1401 Dennis Avenue
Silver Spring, MD

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JAM Improv

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

Ages: 16+

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