The importance of feel, groove, and style and playing together
11:45am to 12:40pm Room #125
Sherrie Maricle of UArts
Swing, Swang, Swung
11:45am to 12:40pm Room #120-A
How to Kick a Big Band with power, energy, excitement, finesse, taste and style.
Matt Davis of UArts
11:45am to 12:40pm Room #116
Chordal Accompaniment: the many ways that guitarists (and pianists) can broaden their harmonic approach and chord vocabulary, and improve sight reading and accompanying.
Matt Gallagher of UArts
Playing efficiently to unlock your potential on the trumpet
11:45am to 12:40pm Room #124
Mark Allen of UArts
Do Boring Better
11:45am to 12:40pm Room #119-B
This workshop will explore how to make the most of your limited time in the practice room, and focus on achieving what many think is impossible: having fun practicing basic saxophone technique.
Nick Lombardelli of UArts
Advancing technique and musicality on the trombone
11:45am to 12:40pm Room #117
Advancing technique and musicality on the trombone through phrasing, articulation, and improvisation.
Jam Session 101
11:45am to 12:40pm Room #123
I’m going to show you how to get the most out of a jam session whether you’re a spectator, performer, or you’re running the session yourself. The best part is I’ll be doing this while we have our very own jam session! Bring your instruments and enthusiasm for this fun and informative performance clinic.
“Sponsored by Boston Sax Shop, KeyLeaves, and 10mfan Mouthpieces”
Sammy Miller, Dan Pappalardo and Griffin Ross
NJF Jazz Diplomat Open Jam Session
1:00pm to 2:30pm Room #125
NJF Jazz Diplomat Open Jam Session – Everyone is welcome to join this jam session. Drop in and jam with Sammy Miller, Dan Pappalardo, and Griffin Ross!
Lauren Lark of UArts
Vocal coach for vocal solo finalists. Room 118-B 9:00am to 1:00pm
Vocal ideas for improvisation
2:00pm to 3:00pm Room #118-C
Ever wondered how vocalists scat solos? I’ll demonstrate a series of exercises that help develop your improvisational ideas, using the words and melody of a song as inspiration.
Playbook’s Building Blocks
Learn and arrange any song in 20 minutes
3:15pm to 4:00pm Room #125
We will show you how to build a fun and flexible arrangement without instrument-specific parts on any song. With the Playbook® Four Building Block method of groove, melody, bassline, and harmony. In a short time, students won’t be playing parts, they’ll be making music. www.thisisplaybook.com