Every Monday • 8 p.m.-10 p.m. • Shapiro AB
January 8*, (15 holiday), 22, 29 • February 5, 12, (19 holiday), 26 • March 5, 12, 19, (26 break) • April 2, 9,16*, 23*, 30* • May 7*, 14*, 21*, (28 holiday)
Prerequisite : Intermediate/advanced musician
The instrumentation in this course 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 course continues to meet during the intersessions on the dates indicated by the asterisks above.
Instructor/Coordinator : Ernie Del Fante Coordinator : Bruce Shoemaker