Classes and schedule

Django Jamboree 2017 Class Schedule:

 

 

10:00 AM

 

Bird Recital Hall: John Jorgenson – Improvising in the style of Django

Intermediate – advanced

 

Room LL65: Tim Kliphuis – Improvising in the style of Grappelli

Intermediate – advanced

 

Room 248: Blanche Baillargeon – double bass Bass in the Gypsy Jazz style.

Beginner – intermediate

 

Room 267: Rhythm Guitar – How to get the band swinging

Beginner – intermediate

 

 

12:00 PM:

 

Room LL65:

Christine Tassan: lead guitar workshop

This workshop will show you how to approach gypsy jazz improvisation using arpeggios and how to connect them. Some typical licks, effects and tricks will be explained, that you can right away use in your solos to create dynamics and interest. PDFs will be given to students and recording is permitted.

Recommended for beginners and intermediate levels.

 

Room 248:

Martine Gaumond: violin improvising workshop

This workshop will show you how to approach gypsy jazz improvisation using arpeggios and how to connect them. Some typical licks, effects and tricks will be explained, that you can right away use in your solos to create dynamics and interest. PDFs will be given to students and recording is permitted.

Recommended for beginners and intermediate levels.

 

 

2:00 PM:

 

Bird Recital Hall:

Christine Tassan et les Imposteures: arrangement and playing in the context of a gypsy jazz band.

This is a band worshop, given by the group Christine Tassan et les Imposteures, and it will focus on playing in/with a band. This workshop is open to all melodic and rhythmic instruments (guitar, violin, clarinet, mandolin, bass etc…), including singers.

You will learn how to play in the “real” context of a band: how to arrange a song with introduction, conclusion and variations on the main melody; how to vary the dynamics, how to create “surprises” for the listener; how to communicate between musicians, how to exchange solos, use trades and breaks. Christine Tassan et les Imposteures will propose you some arrangements on standard songs (such as All of me, Les yeux noirs, Minor swing etc…) that all students will play together, guided and supported by the four musicians of the band.

The workshop will also be a great occasion to discover the life of the band and of his musicians.

Recommended for all levels. Open to listeners as well as participants.

 

Room LL65:

 

Room 248:

 

Room 267: