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Jazz, Funk & Blues Ensemble

Winter Dates: January 12-February 16
Fall: September 22-November 24
Sundays 1-3 pm
UVMC faculty Michael Zsoldos improvises with Henry Danaher at piano.

Join Fred Haas and Michael Zsoldos for a series of jazz classes geared to middle and high school students. Each session is designed to inform and inspire young jazz improvisers. Participants will learn to internalize basic jazz repertoire as well as the essential elements of melodic, harmonic and rhythmic jazz vocabulary.

Developing the listening skills required to play in a jazz combo will be a key focus of each session. As these foundational elements become stronger, the real joy of playing jazz and improvised music comes to the forefront. The last class will include a performance for families.



Ages: Grades 7+
Length: 6 weeks, 2 hour classes
Cost: $225
Minimum Enrollment: 5
Faculty: Fred Haas and Michael Zsoldos