Jazz Improvisation and Composition Workshop with Joel Harrison and “Spirit House” feat. Paul Hanson, Cuong Vu, Kermit Driscoll and Brian Blade
Featuring Joel Harrison (guitar), Paul Hanson (bassoon), Cuong Vu (trumpet), Kermit Driscoll (bass), Brian Blade (drums)
This workshop with some of the today’s top jazz players will cover the following topics: soloing and accompaniment in modern jazz, modern compositional techniques and approaches, and the art of band leading in today’s environment – a musician’s survival manual. Joel and the ensemble also discuss approaches to soloing and writing that borrow from classical music and focus on rhythmic principles for comping and rhythm sections.
Prerequisites:none, open to all!
Friday April 5, 6 pm – 7:30 pm
$35 concert and workshop together
$20 for the workshop alone
Joel Harrison’s Spirit House is a congregation of like-minded souls who drink freely from a musical well unrestricted by style or convention. It’s unusual front line is complemented by a rhythm section whose experiences include Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Bill Frisell, Joni Mitchell, and many more. The group will perform Harrison’s compositions.