Workshop at MACM

Friday, January 25, 2019

13:30 - 14:20
Saxophone Basics: Physical and Spiritual
Asaf Yuria & Alexander Levin: Saxophone
This master class with saxophonists Asaf Yuria and Alexander Levin is going to shine some light over the importance of getting back to the basics by exploring sound and phrasing and developing a deep sense of storytelling in the music. The workshop will deal with both the physical and the spiritual aspects of playing the saxophone.

14:30 - 15:20
Advanced and Abstract Improvisational Concepts
Eden Ladin : Piano
This workshop with pianist Eden Ladin is for advanced students and will be informative for both pianists and other improvisers. The workshop will cover ways to "get out of the box" as an improviser, and breaking your habits using abstract ideas.

15:30 - 16:20
Time Control
Ofri Nehemya : Drums
This master class with drummer Ofri Nehemya will examine the aspects of Time such as odd meters, keeping tempo, subdivisions, and more. The main focus will be on controlling and being able to master time.

16:30 - 17:20
Composition and Bass
Omer Avital : Bass
This workshop with bassist, bandleader, and composer Omer Avital will showcase the fun of composing music along with some important bass techniques. Workshop participants will gain valuable tools for making their own music come to life.

Saturday, January 26, 2019

10:00 - 12:00
Abdón Alcaraz Trio
Students will look at the rhythms and harmonies that create the language of Flamenco and how is can apply to jazz. Themes from some of the classic jazz masters such as Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, and John Coltrane, as well as Abdon Alcaraz will be adapted to showcase the style.

13:00 - 15:00
The Trionauts will present two of their original works and conduct a question and answer session about the music. Additionally, the group will speak about aspects of the music business, studio work, and how each member got into music. Finally, they team will work directly with students on how to properly prepare a jazz-standard song, addressing soloing/trading, feel, and sound.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

10:00 - 10:40
Prof. Jeremy Price: Trombone
"Modes of Interaction: Looking at different modes of ensemble interaction and how they can be used to create engaging group improvisation. Topics include comping, shared vocabulary, sound colour and texture, groove and structure."

13:30 - 14:20
Musical creativity and the embodied mind: What jazz improvisation tells cognitive science?
Nop Ponchamni, Vasunun Chumchua, Dr. Kom Wongsawat
A discussion on current research about jazz, music cognition, improvisation and neuroscience of music. What happened to our brain when jazz musician improvise? Why do we improvise? Where in the brain that active while we are improvising? This topic will explore many mastery of how our brain's work and why improvisation is very important to human according to science.

The DC Jazz Collective
The members of The DC Jazz Collective will lead a discussion about how jazz culture can differ between cities, focusing on the jazz history and culture of Washington, DC.

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