Jazz Band jazzband


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

September 11, 18, 25 • October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 • November 6, 13, (20 break), 27 • December 4, *December 11, 18, (25 break) • January (1 break), 8

Prerequisite: Intermediate/advanced musician

The instrumentation in this class includes trumpets, trombones, saxophones, guitar, piano, bass and drum set. Pieces played will include the Swing Era songs from the ʼ30s and ʼ40s and other pieces written with syncopated rhythms. Improvisation that follows the chord structure of each “chart” is available for those so inclined. The music played will involve practice at home. Players should have a command of their instrument, knowing most major and minor scales. Flute, clarinet, French horn and double reed instruments are not used except in rare arrangements.

*This class continues to meet during the intersession on the dates following the asterisk above.

Instructor/Coordinator : Ernie Del Fante     Coordinator : Bruce Shoemaker