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Jazz Combo: Small Ensemble (Adults)

Jazz Combo: Small Ensemble (Adults)
Jazz Combo
  • Price:  $540
  • Available:  October 11, 2022 - June 3, 2023
  • Days:  Monday;Tuesday
  • Time:  1:30-4:30 pm; 6:00-10:00 pm
  • Instructor:  Michael Occhipinti
  • Discipline:  Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Drum Set, Brass, Bass Trombone, Euphonium, French Horn, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Double Bass, Clarinet, Saxophone
  • Course Type:  Small Ensembles
  • Student Type:  Adults
  • Difficulty:  Intermediate, Advanced

Course Description

Calling all intermediate and advanced jazz enthusiasts!

Classes are already in progress. If you are interested in joining, please contact instructor Michael Occhipinti at [email protected].
Whether you're a guitarist, bass player, pianist, saxophonist, clarinetist, brass player, or percussionist, Juno Award-nominee Michael Occhipinti wants you for his ensemble! Develop your musicianship by performing an eclectic repertoire drawn from the rich history of jazz.

Time signatures, rhythm, and chord and scale theory are discussed in relation to each piece the group studies, but the bulk of class time is spent performing and learning how to solo.

Prerequisites: The ability to play scales in multiple keys (e.g. C Major, E flat Major, A Major, and B flat Major) and to read through lead sheets (e.g. a jazz tune like Blue Monk out of a Fake Book). Piano players should be able to voice chords with notation (e.g. knowing that a C Major 7 chord contains the notes C,E,G, B without those four notes notated), and guitarists should be able to play movable chord shapes for common jazz chords such as Dmin7, G7, CMaj7, Amin7b5. Students need not be experienced improvisers. This course aims to develop the instinct within the performer. Ensembles are put together depending on experience, age, and interests.

Students will have an interview with the instructor either by phone, email, or in person to determine placement. Wednesday evening or Saturday afternoon as scheduled by instructor in consultation with registered students.
NOTE: Exact start times, dates, and class placements will be decided by the instructor one week before the class start date. Classes are already in progress so if you are interested in joining, please contact instructor Michael Occhipinti at [email protected].
Course Name Term Day Class Duration Times Dates Instructor Tuition  
Jazz Combo - Winter
Winter/Spring Mon 75 minutes 6:00-10:00 pm Feb 6- Jun 5, 2023 Michael Occhipinti $540 Register
Jazz Combo - Winter
Winter/Spring Tue 75 minutes 6:00-10:00 pm Feb 7 - May 16, 2023 Michael Occhipinti $540 Register