Registration for Fall 2021 is open now!
This is an in-person music program, held at the VSO School
For anyone age 15yrs or above who has played trumpet for at least 2 years, comes a brand new opportunity to get a guided tour of the Jazz idiom with internationally distinguished artist Chris Davis. No previous experience of jazz necessary – just an interest in this rich genre of trumpet music.
Participants will start with the most basic concept of developing a sound, before moving on to explore the swing 8th note, range building exercises, learning jazz vocabulary (scales), jazz inflections, approach to practicing, applying jazz language to our playing, playing in a section, and playing lead. Listening will also be an important component, with participants comparing the sounds of well known jazz players as well as more obscure players, to identify and discuss the differences.
Add Jazz to your musical vocabulary and play together under the guidance of an acclaimed professional, in this inclusive, instructive and dynamic ensemble.