Jazz Classes for Adults

SUMMER 2022

 

Jazz Improvisation and Combos All instruments welcome! 

  • Suggestion for all classes "iReal Pro" play-along app ($19.99)
  • $30 registration fee applies for all new students

 

Questions?  Contact Audrey Morrison, Jazz Studies Director or call 847.905.1500


 

JAZZ COMBOS FOR ADULTS

6 weeks • 60 minutes  • $133

Practice improvising in many styles of jazz, including swing, blues, bebop, Dixieland, Latin and contemporary. Emphasis will include learning jazz standards and will provide the opportunity to perform original compositions. Students are placed in small combos based on age and level.


Jazz Combo (grade 9 - college) - for students with at least two years prior experience in jazz and an intermediate to advanced level in jazz improvisation.

       Thursday    7:00 pm      Audrey Morrison   Winnetka

 

Jazz Combo for Adults - (beginner level) - for adults without prior jazz experience.

       Tuesday      7:00 pm   Audrey Morrison     Winnetka    

 

Jazz Combo for Adults - (beginning to intermediate) - for adults with or without prior jazz experience and a beginning to intermediate level in jazz improvisation.

       Tuesday      6:00 pm   Audrey Morrison     Winnetka        

         

Jazz Combo for Adults - (intermediate to advanced) - for adults with prior jazz experience and an intermediate to advanced level in jazz improvisation.

       Friday         1:45 pm       James Sanders    Winnetka                    

 

Jazz Combo for Adults - (advanced, by invitation only)

       Monday      11:45 am     Steve Ramsdell  Evanston East        


Phone consultation required. Contact Audrey Morrison, Director of Jazz Studies for placement.


JAZZ IMPROVISATION FOR ADULTS

6 weeks • 45 minutes • $122  ($40 if registered for a combo)

Increase your knowledge of jazz theory and jazz history and enhance your creativity through “playing by ear” on your instrument. Learn to interpret great jazz recordings through listening and imitation. All instruments are welcome. 

 

Jazz Improvisation (grade 9 – college) – for students with at least two years prior experience in jazz and an intermediate to advanced level in jazz improvisation.

       Thursday      8:00 pm       Audrey Morrison  Winnetka                                

 

Jazz Improvisation for Adults – (beginner level)

       Tuesday      8:00 pm       Audrey Morrison  Winnetka  

 

Jazz Improvisation for Adults – (beginner to intermediate)

       Tuesday      5:15 pm       Audrey Morrison  Winnetka  

 

Jazz Improvisation for Adults – (intermediate to advanced) – for students with at least two years prior experience in jazz and intermediate to advanced level in jazz improvisation.

       Friday         1:00 pm      James Sanders     Winnetka                              

 

Jazz Improvisation for Adults – (advanced, by invitation only) - for adults with prior jazz experience and an advanced level in jazz improvisation.

       Monday      11:00 am    Steve Ramsdell     Evanston East         

 

Phone consultation required. Contact Audrey Morrison, Director of Jazz Studies for placement.


FALL 2022

 

Ambassador Big Band and Improvisation (grades 9-adult) • 90 minutes • $420 • 15 weeks

This class offers students the opportunity to improve their ensemble, improvisational and sightreading skills. Participants will play by ear as well as read jazz arrangements. Jazz styles will range from New Orleans to Swing, Bebop, Latin, Modal and Fusion. Learn to interpret great recordings through listening and imitation.  All instruments are welcome. Phone consultation required to ensure proper placement. Contact Audrey Morrison, Director of Jazz Studies for placement.

                        Thursday          7:00 PM           Audrey Morrison          Winnetka 

Jazz Combos and Improvisation (adults) • 90 minutes • $420 • 15 weeks

Practice improvising in many styles of jazz, including swing, blues, bebop, New Orleans, Latin and contemporary. Emphasis will include learning jazz standards and will provide the opportunity to perform original compositions. Students are placed in small combos based on age and level. Increase your knowledge of jazz theory and jazz history and enhance your creativity through “playing by ear” on your instrument.  Learn to interpret great jazz recordings through listening and imitation. All instruments and voice are welcome. Phone consultation required to ensure proper placement. Contact Audrey Morrison, Director of Jazz Studies for placement.

            Beginners

                        Tuesday            7:00 PM           Audrey Morrison          Winnetka 

            Intermediate

                        Tuesday            5:15 PM           Audrey Morrison          Winnetka 

                        Friday               1:00 PM           James Sanders            Winnetka 

            Advanced – by approval of instructor only

                        Monday            11:15 AM         Steve Ramsdell            Evanston East 

 

Latin Jazz Combo and Improvisation (adults) • 90 minutes • $420 • 15 weeks

The Latin/Jazz Combo and Improvisation class offers students the opportunity to explore a wide variety of Latin styles including Afro-Cuban and Central and South American. Students will learn the basics of Latin percussion and their rhythmic patterns in each style.  Participants will play by ear and develop their own arrangements.  Great Latin/Jazz recordings will be interpreted in class. All instruments and voice are welcome. Phone consultation required to ensure proper placement. Contact Audrey Morrison, Director of Jazz Studies for placement.

                        Monday            7:00 PM           TBD                             Evanston East 

                        Thursday          7:10 PM           TBD                             Evanston East

Listening to Music: A Selective Survey of Human Musical Expression for Adults – for non-musicians • 60 minutes • $150 • 15 weeks 

Come and experience a survey of musical expression across many genres (jazz, classical, rock, R&B, blues, folk, Latin and more) and cultures from around the world with pianist, singer, and composer, Fred Simon. This class will emphasize the multitude of connections between genres, cultures, and eras and will also illuminate women's contributions to all styles. Hear quintessential and influential recordings of each genre with guided discussion. This class is for non-musicians – no musical experience is necessary to enjoy this class and learn more about music and musical expression.

                        Tuesday            7:00 PM           Fred Simon                   Virtual

Listening to Music: A Selective Survey of Human Musical Expression for Adults – for musicians • 60 minutes • $150 • 15 weeks 

Come and experience a survey of musical expression across many genres (jazz, classical, rock, R&B, blues, folk, Latin and more) and cultures from around the world with pianist, singer, and composer, Fred Simon. This class will emphasize the multitude of connections between genres, cultures, and eras and will also illuminate women's contributions to all styles. Hear quintessential and influential recordings of each genre with guided discussion. This class is for musicians and will include substantial discussion of musical details as we explore music and musical expression.       

                         Wednesday       7:00 PM           Fred Simon                   Virtual

 

Phone consultation required. Apply now and Audrey Morrison, Director of Jazz Studies will contact you regarding placement. Questions?  Call 847.905.1500