Jazz on the Road – a half day workshop and performance event with young intermediate and secondary school musicians around big band and jazz concepts. Through individual workshops, panel discussions and demonstration to the school jazz bands attending, followed by an evening concert students will get to develop their skills and appreciation of what it takes to make great music.You can register as a school or an individual (students only) and get all the workshops plus the concert for only $30!(General Public tickets are available at http://premier.ticketek.co.nz/shows/show.aspx?sh=JAZZGALA17)Workshop outline:1.30 – 2.15pm General introduction.
Rodger Fox Big Band to open the workshop by performing a swing style chart.
Discussion will then take place to show what it takes to play in this style of ensemble. Each section of the big band will demonstrate their parts within the arrangement and will then put it all together. Full scores for the musical arrangement will be available to music teachers and the instrument parts will be made available to all students to follow as the Rodger Fox Big Band demonstrate the music.
2.15 – 3.00pm Introduction to improvisation
Improvisation is a key characteristic of jazz and students will be introduced to the concepts to enable them to develop their own skills in this area.
3.00 – 3.15 Transition to individual workshops
Instrument specific workshops
Students will have the opportunity to focus on their own instrument and learn the tips and tricks from the professionals.
3.15 – 4.15pm Individual Workshops
How to play in a jazz style
Trumpet / Trombone / Saxophones (Woodwinds) / Vocals / Rhythm Section (Keyboards, Guitar, Bass, Drums)
4.30 – 5.00pm Recap on the afternoon workshop and panel discussion
Students have the chance to ask their burning questions and reflect on what they’ve learned so far.
5.00 – 5.30pm Short break
5.30 – 6.45 pm Dave Weckl Drum workshop/masterclasses
6.45pm to 8.00pm Dinner break
8.00pm Concert featuring all the Artists and the Rodger Fox Big Band