Jazz Band Classes

Kids’ Jazz Band: Age 10-13   By Michael Dale.  Sunday Afternoon, 12:00–1:20, 16-week Spring session [March 13 to June 26th] Minimum 6 months experience on your instrument needed.   SPMA will provide Drums, Bass/Amp, Guitar Amp and Piano/Keyboard. Horn players, guitarists must bring their own instrument.  Jazz is the quintessential American Art Form, and teaches those who play it the art of balancing structure with freedom, and adding their voice to the collective American tapestry. This ensemble is the perfect complement to your child’s private music study, and will become a strong outlet for their self-expression. We will study improvisation and the classics of the Jazz repertoire: Early/Classic Jazz, Swing, Cool Jazz, Bebop, Soul Jazz, and Funk-Rock Fusion.

Teen/Adult Jazz Band: Age 14-adult  By Michael Dale.  Sunday Afternoon, 1:30–2:50, 16-week Spring session [March 13 to June 26th] Minimum 1 year experience on your instrument needed.   SPMA will provide Drums, Bass/Amp, Guitar Amp and Piano/Keyboard. Horn players, guitarists must bring their own instrument.

Soul Jazz Ensemble: By Michael Dale.  Age 14-adult Sunday Afternoon, 3:00–4:20, 16-week Spring session [March 13 to June 26th] Minimum 1 year experience on your instrument needed. SPMA will provide Drums, Bass/Amp, Guitar Amp and Piano/Keyboard. Horn players, guitarists must bring their own instrument.  We are going to groove hard with the sounds of Medeski/Martin/Wood, Motown, and the classic Organ Trios of the 60s! Cool riffs, classic bass lines, and funky drum grooves will get things pumping, and fuel some blistering jams. You need to be in this group!
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