Does listening to jazz challenge you?
Do you love jazz and long for the time when Jazz was America’s pop music?
Think you don’t like jazz music?
Fred Haas will share ways to actively listen and give participants the opportunity refine their listening skills and increase their jazz vocabulary. We’ll discuss important musical elements such as song form, improvisation, melody, harmony, rhythm and timbre and how jazz musicians bring their profound musical skills into play to improvise fluently and expressively in a solo or group setting.
We’ll focus our attention on various versions of the Gershwin classic, “I Got Rhythm.”
Fred Haas is Senior Lecturer in Jazz studies at Dartmouth College and travels the world as professional jazz musician. He founded Interplay Jazz & Arts a summer camp and jazz festival 24 years ago. This talk kicks off the Week of Jazz & Arts presented by Interplay in Woodstock June 24 – July 1.