Jazz Band jazzband

 

Every Monday • 8 p.m.-10 p.m. • Shapiro AB

December 10*, 17* • January 14, (21 holiday), 28 • February 4, 11, 18, 25 • March 4, 11, 18, 25 • April (1 holiday), 8, April 15*, 22*, 29* • May 6*, 13*, 20*, (27 holiday)

Prerequisite : Intermediate/advanced musician

Do you love jazz? Do you want to play jazz? Do you play an instrument? Come join the OLLI jazz band. This is an instrumental group for brass (trumpets, trombones etc.), reeds (saxophones and more), strings, piano, guitars, bass and percussion. Other instruments may be considered—contact the instructor and coordinators by visiting the class. Music from the swing era of the ’30s, ’40s and beyond will be played. The course will explore the syncopated and swing rhythms of jazz. There will be opportunities for improvisation. Players should have a command of their instrument and be able to play most scales. Learning the charts will require individual, at-home practice. An instrument and music stand are required.

*This course continues to meet during the intersessions on the dates indicated by the asterisks above.

Instructor/Coordinator: Thomas Stachelek      Coordinator : Rayleen Williams