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Improvisation Workshop with Ralph Alessi, Florian Weber, Jeff Denson and Gerald Cleaver
Tuesday, September 4, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (MST)
This workshop focuses on ways to develop continuity in improvisation through the development of themes, (improvised and song melody-based) and by allowing ideas to be shaped by the entire band through soloist and comping instrument interaction. Prerequisites: Students must have prior experience with improvising in a jazz setting over a harmonic form. Students must also be proficient in sight reading a basic jazz lead sheet of a commonly played standard.
Tuesday, September 4, 7 - 9 pm $30 advance purchase/$45 day of the workshop
Internationally-known double bassist, composer and professor at the Jazzschool Institute. Member of Minsarah and the Lee Konitz New Quartet.
Ralph Alessi Internationally-known trumpet virtuoso and head of SIMM in Brooklyn, NY.
Internationally-known piano virtuoso and head of the jazz department of the Hochschule fur Musik Osnabrueck in Germany. Member of Minsarah and the Lee Konitz New Quartet.
One of the most in demand drummers in New York City for more than a decade. Has played with Mark Feldman, Miroslav Vitous, Roscoe Mitchell and many more.