Want to take the next step as a jazz musician? Come to the Jazz Academy Week 2 at The Shedd and we'll provide the tools and methods to take your playing up an octave. Through activities such as focused listening, studying jazz theory, and improvising in the ensemble. Students will accelerate their playing skills and knowledge of jazz music with great, well known, jazz songs such as, “I Got Rhythm” by George Gershwin, “Blue Bossa” by Kenny Dorham, and “All The Things You Are” by Jerome Kern. Local professionals will appear throughout the week to provide specialized expertise during this intensive jazz experience. Join us and let's make some music!
Each morning begins with an introduction and review, followed by instruction in music theory. Each day campers will be familiarized to a different style of jazz as well as the history of that style. Each day ends with a jam session featuring music in the style of the day. The week will culminate in a performance highlighting songs from each style learned.
|9:00||–|| 10:00 am|| Intro/Review|
|10:00||–||11:00 am|| Activity/Listening
|11:00 am||–||12:30 pm||Learn New Music/Musicians|
|12:30||–||1:00 pm|| Activity/Listening
|1:00||–||2:00 pm|| Jazz Theory|
|2:00||–||3:00 pm|| Jam/Improv Exercises|