jazz and improvised music


 
 

Cool for school 2019
INTERACTIVE JAZZ PERFORMANCE-WORKSHOPS FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS!

22 August and 18 November 2019

The Cool for School interactive performance-workshops introduce students to pivotal styles of improvised music, from traditional jazz to Eastern Jazz.

In a high-energy, entertaining atmosphere, students gain valuable insight into various aspects of music including composition, ensemble work, music as a vocation, aural skills, stagecraft, improvisation, and the Australian music industry.

The Cool for School programs complement the NSW secondary school music syllabus and are reflective of contemporary music practice in Australia today. 

Give your students the unforgettable taste of an intimate jazz club environment and inspire them in their music studies and practice with our engaging and interactive Cool for School concerts and workshops series.

cool for school - winter: the Sandy evans indian project

"Like a history lesson for your ears"


Date 22 August 2019
Time 11am-2pm
Venue Lennox Theatre,
Riverside Theatres, Parramatta
Tickets $20


About the Session:

The Sandy Evans Indian Project returns due to popular demand after a sell-out education season in 2016. Join internationally renowned ARIA Award-winning saxophonist, composer and music researcher, Sandy Evans OAM on a cross-cultural journey through music. The intoxicating combination of soulful melodies, spontaneous improvisations, stunning percussion solos and hypnotic grooves will transport you and your students to a world where Indian music intersects with jazz in a fusion of cultural styles. Together with world music master Bobby Singh, Sandy and the ensemble will also demonstrate how Carnatic (South Indian Classical) music can help musicians explore rhythm in this comprehensive concert and workshop.

 
SAXOPHONES Sandy Evans OAM | TABLA Bobby Singh | DOUBLE BASS Brett Hirst | DRUMS Toby Hall

 
COOL FOR SCHOOL - spring: The world According to james

"Greening's trombone has the delicious plumpness of a ripe mango. The sad bits and the funny bits become jumbled, and there can be no higher praise."
- John Shand (SMH)


Date 18 November 2019
Time 11am-2pm
Venue Lennox Theatre,
Riverside Theatres, Parramatta
Tickets $20



About the Session:

Join us as the internationally acclaimed, ARIA Award nominated and AIR Award-winning jazz band The World According to James come to Riverside for the first time in an exclusive schools’ concert and workshop. Renowned as one of the funkiest bands on the Sydney jazz scene, The World According to James will engage and entrance your students with their musicianship and humour. From using compositions to demonstrate the fundamentals of music including beat, rhythm, melody and harmony, to showing the direct relationship between composition and improvisation, this event will prove invaluable for music students.

TROMBONE AND  POCKET TRUMPET James Greening | SAXOPHONE Matt Keegan |  DOUBLE BASS Steve Elphick | DRUMS Toby Hall