Jazz Workshop is open to any student with at least two years of playing experience and a strong understanding of the fundamentals of music. Students are admitted through an audition and a letter from their private instructor. Rehearsals will focus on jazz style, improvisation and combo playing. Material used by the students come from jazz fakebooks. Yes, we play the "real" stuff!
Combos will perform on average, once a month in a local venue (pre-set by Soundwaves). Venues used in the past are restaurants, bookstores, coffee shops, and outdoor community gathering spaces. We start our "gig" as soon as we have a good amount of repertoire and have a solid foundation from which to play and sound great together.
Improvisational experience is not required...you'll learn as you go!