The Gift of Jazz presents courses for beginners to professionals on the development of jazz techniques. This installment is a series of courses that approaches the study of the Cool jazz harmony, melody and improvisational style. Courses culminate with a concert of original compositions, student performances and collaboration with professional Colorado jazz musicians. Combine two or three courses to gain a greater understanding of the many aspects of composing and performing in the Cool jazz style. It is my honor and pleasure to teach these classes this year.
Here are videos from our fall concert at Dazzle. The first is of a professional ensemble playing student compositions:
This one is of the student combo: