Motivic Development • MONDAY, JULY 1, 6 PM
This workshop covers ways to derive and develop extensive compositional and improvisational language from simple melodic themes. Concepts to be discussed include advanced modal harmonies, positive and negative harmony, numerology, tonal magnetism, melodic contour/shape, serialist techniques such as retrograde, inversion and chromatic and diatonic “spirals.” Additionally, students dissect original compositions of the instructor’s and others, considering the questions: where does the melody originate, how is it developed and where can it go? An informational packet out-lining these concepts will be distributed.
New York City-based trumpeter Billy Buss received a B.A. from the Berklee College of Music and a M.M. from the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz.
XD7• FRIDAY, JULY 5, 8 PM
Comprised of seven rising stars of the NYC jazz scene, XD 7 creates a high-energy fusion of modern jazz with elements of rock, funk, R&B and contemporary classical. Members of XD 7 have performed with Esperanza Spalding, the Dave Matthews Band, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Wynton Marsalis, Dianne Reeves, the Winard Harper Sextet, Lee Konitz, and James Moody, among others. Featuring Patrick Bartley, alto/soprano sax; Xavier Del Castillo, tenor sax; Jon Hatamiya, trombone; Arlyn Anderson, guitar; Kevin Bernstein, piano; Max Calkin, bass; and John Spencer, drums. xd7band.com
The Jazzschool’s 2013 Rising Stars Summer Concert Series is made possible in part by a generous gift from David and Beth Sawi.