VENUE: BYMT room 4
DATE: Thursday 13 September 2018
TIME: 20:00 - 21:00
For adults of all ages with an interest in jazz, including musicians and non musicians.
AUTUMN TERM DATES:
13 SEPTEMBER 4 OCTOBER 18 OCTOBER 1 NOVEMBER 15 NOVEMBER 29 NOVEMBER
Next BYMT LIVE JAZZ event: 2 December, St. Barnabas Church: JAZZ CHRISTMAS CAROLS
Is jazz a bit of a mystery to you? Have you ever wanted to be able to appreciate it better and understand it more? Do you like some styles of jazz, but find other styles a complete enigma? Maybe you are learning to play jazz and would like to broaden your knowledge? Maybe you are a keen audience member of jazz concerts and would like to understand more about what the musicians are doing on the stage?
Come join this fun study group which will involve a mixture of listening, analysis and discussion. Rather like a book club, there will be set works. We will be studying some significant recordings by the great jazz artists and deconstructing what is happening in the music, what the artist was trying to say, why the music was significant at the time, what were the innovations in musical concepts and devices that the recording or artist achieved and what is fundamentally happening in the music. Naturally there will be some biographical and historical context, but the essence of the class will be to explore the recordings and try to understand how and why they work and what it was that made them so great.
“Great art does not come to you, you have to go to it” - Wynton Marsalis