The Jazz Arts Group of Columbus (JAG) offers extraordinary music making opportunities at the Jazz Academy to engage all ages and interests including free workshops with the Columbus Music Co-op and clinics with international trombone star Sarah Morrow, Blues Music Award-winning guitarist Duke Robillard, and gospel singer Nia Allen.
The Columbus Music Co-op continues its free workshop series for aspiring musicians this Sunday, November 21 with “So You Want to Make Music in Columbus?” Learn how to book shows and make a press packet. Find out how much a “sound guy” costs. Plus, get tips from a panel discussion featuring veteran musicians, engineers and online bloggers. This workshop is geared towards high school and college musicians, but all are welcome.
On Saturday, November 20, bring your instrument and join Sarah Morrow for a participatory master class on funk titled “Play That Funky Music.” Sarah will share the history of funk music, discuss the theory and elements as well as demonstrate how to improvise in the style. Participants will have the opportunity to play with a rhythm section and work tunes and improvisation. This clinic is proudly sponsored by Getzen Instruments.
Join Duke Robillard for an advanced blues guitar master class on Monday, December 13. During this exclusive one evening class, Robillard will review technique, phrasing, string bending, vibrato, improvisation and soloing. This intimate master class will help participants advance their blues guitar playing in a fun and intensive format with one of the living guitar legends of blues. Workshop is also open to observers for a reduced fee. Proceeds of this workshop benefit Blues for a Cure.
The holiday spirit continues on Saturday, December 18 as we join gospel singer Nia Allen and sing the “Songs of the Season.” This holiday sing-a-long is for anyone and everyone who would like to gather together, sing, have fun and celebrate the season! Accompanying Nia will be Dr. Milt Ruffin – and, we may have other surprise guests, too! After the singing, enjoy cookies and punch and time to visit with one another at the Jazz Academy. Free admission with non-perishable food donation for the Mid-Ohio Foodbank. Treats provided by Culinary Classics Catering.
More info: www.jazzartsgroup.org