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Jazz Madness Workshop

This workshop has been cancelled.

Summer Camp for Adults – age 18+
Four evenings (Mon – Thurs): 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Jazz Madness Workshop is a small ensemble performance workshop for a vocal soloist and jazz trio. This workshop is open to vocalist, pianists, bass players and drummers — age 18 and up.

You’ll learn music from the Great American songbook, blues or bossa nova. Emphasis will be on repertoire development, understanding standard jazz progressions, musicality, style and tempos, improvisation and working within a small ensemble. You’ll listen to and analyze the style and performance practice of the jazz greats throughout the 20th century.

The workshop will culminate with a “gig” at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 27 at Maher’s Irish Pub (352 B Ave, Lake Oswego, OR 97034). More info

What you’ll learn:

  • Repertoire development
  • How to approach the tune
  • Enhancing your skills by learning the 2-5-1 and other basic chord progressions
  • Phrasing & musicality
  • Explanation & exploration of the 12 bar blues progression
  • Styles & tempos
  • Improvisation
  • Creative “intros” and “outros” of the tune: how to make your song more colorful, more interesting
  • The Gig – performing at a gig: what is the whole process?

Registration opens June 7, 2018.

For more info and to reserve your place, contact

$199 full participation and performance (early bird price – increases to $220 after July 30)
$25 to audit

Cash, personal checks and credit cards are accepted. There is a 3% fee for credit cards. Payment will be made to Pollyanna Hancock Moody at the time of registration.