A course designed to engage students in the refinement and mastery of "big band" jazz skills: The class will include performance/production techniques. Students will engage in activities which promote their understanding of instrumental jazz for lifelong involvement, including the potential for careers. All styles of "big band" jazz will be taught including traditional, swing, be-bop, and fusion. The fine points of improvisation will be demonstrated. Sight reading skills will also be developed.
Instructor: Steven Logoteta; Assistant Instructor: Aki Ross
Requirement: Intermediate level of performance on saxophone, trumpet, trombone, and rhythm section (guitar, piano, bass, and drums). All musicians must read music. All members must audition with instructor.
St. Paul's Church, 120 E J St., Benicia
For information, call 707-648-4640.