Summer Jazz Workshop ’10

June 26, 2010

The ARC Summer Jazz Workshop is a one-day event that is open to all instrumental musicians from middle school to adult, interested in developing skills in the jazz idiom.  Students will   practice sight-reading skills in an ensemble setting throughout the day. Students will also attend a workshop in jazz improvisation and a master class on their instrument.  Music Educators wishing to develop a jazz band program in their school are welcome to observe and/or play in an ensemble.  Warm-up and rehearsal techniques will be demonstrated along with ideas for teaching improvisation in the classroom. This exciting one-day event will include instructional materials, lunch and will conclude with a free public concert performance of all ensembles in the ARC Theatre at 4:00 PM. 


Improvisation Clinic with

   • Dr. Dyne Eifertsen, trombone

   • Steve Lishman, saxophone

Masterclass with

   • Dr. Steve Roach – brass

   • Steve Homan – rhythm section

   • Patrick Langham– woodwinds

Big Band Ensembles

   • Work on sight-reading skills.

   • Prepare for afternoon concert.

   • Big Bands will accept these instruments:

           Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet, Guitar, Piano, Bass, Drum Set

Afternoon Concert

   • At 4 pm we will perform three songs

      each with the big bands in the newly

      renovated ARC Theatre.  The concert is

      free and open to the general public.


Saturday, June 26, 2010   9:00 am - 5:00 pm

9:00 am        Cycle Practice in Improvisation

10:15 am      Reading Session & Rehearsal I

12:00 noon   Lunch

1:00 pm        Winds & Rhythm Master Class

2:00 pm        Rehearsal II

4:00 pm        Concert in ARC Theater (free)

American River College

Instrumental Jazz Program

4700 College Oak Drive

Sacramento, Ca

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