Wed, May 20|
Free Online Class
"ALL BLUES" SERIES - SESSION ONE
Tune of the Week: “C-Jam Blues” by Duke Ellington - taught by Mark Davis - open to youth and adults who want to learn more about jazz.
Time & Location
May 20, 2020, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM CDT
Free Online Class
About the Event
“All Blues” Series: four sessions taught by MJI artistic director Mark Davis
Learn the basics of how to play the blues in a jazz style. Sing or play along on any instrument at home as you practice a new tune at each class. Get tips on how to improvise and accompany, gain an understanding of chords and jazz rhythms, and hear about the legendary players who shaped this music. Attendees will have their own audio and video turned off, but will have the option of asking questions during the sessions.
Tune of the Week: “C-Jam Blues” by Duke Ellington Wednesday, May 20, 2020 6:30-7:30 p.m. (CST)
Tune of the Week: “Now’s the Time” by Charlie Parker Wednesday, May 27, 2020 6:30-7:30 p.m. (CST)
Tune of the Week: “Blue Monk” by Thelonious Monk Wednesday, June 3, 2020 6:30-7:30 p.m. (CST)
Tune of the Week: “All Blues” by Miles Davis Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:30-7:30 p.m. (CST)
The Jazz Circle is a FREE online program open to youth and adults who want to learn more about jazz. Those who wish to make a donation to support this program and other MJI initiatives can make a donation here: DONATE NOW.
Middle and high school students, as well as adults wishing to participate need to register in advance for each class they plan to attend. Attendees will receive a link and instructions an hour prior to the class to allow easy access from a computer, tablet, or smartphone via Zoom Video Conferencing. Registration is open until 15 minutes before the start of each class. Links will be sent promptly to those who sign up just prior to the start time. Participants will be able to see and hear the instructor through live video. Attendees will not be seen on video but will have the option of asking questions during the session. Please call (414) 234-5565 or send an email to email@example.com if you have questions or need more info.
Session One: "C-Jam Blues"