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Announcing Bloomingdale Jazz Discovery Day

Jazz Discovery Day: November 21st, 2015

Join Bloomingdale School of Music on Saturday, November 21st from 3:30-5:30pm for the school’s inaugural Jazz Discovery Day! From 3:30-4:15pm, members of BSM’s jazz faculty will lead introductory workshops in various facets of jazz playing. At 4:30, attendees have the opportunity to enjoy the interactive “Discovery Concert” where the workshop leaders will join forces to reiterate what has been learned. The second half of the program will feature faculty and students culminating in a blues jam session in which everyone is invited to participate. Refreshments will be served during the intermission.

This event is free and open to the public – all ages and ability levels are welcome!

3:30-4:15 p.m. Workshops

Introduction to String Improvisation led by Annette Homann, violin
Introduction to the Rhythm Section led by Jeremy Noller, drums
Introduction to Jazz Guitar led by Matt Buttermann, guitar
Jazz for Wind and Brass Players led by Daniel Bennett, saxophone
Jazz for Vocalists led by Jocelyn Medina, vocals
Demystifying Jazz Improvisation led by Mark Mollica, guitar (for intermediate to advanced students)

4:30 p.m. Discovery Concert featuring BSM Faculty and students culmination with an open Blues Jam.

BSM Faculty Performers
Daniel Bennett, saxophone
Matt Buttermann, guitar
Michael Cochrane, piano
Kevin Farrell, bass
Annette Homann, violin
Jocelyn Medina, vocals
Mark Mollica, guitar
Jeremy Noller, percussion

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