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Summer Jazz Clinic

July 19, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Friday, repeating until September 27, 2019

As musicians, we are always growing and learning. We learn new songs, how to play with other people in different settings, and how to maximize our strengths and minimize our weaknesses. This summer, why not focus on making the music you play in the Fall stronger than ever?

Imagine what it would be like if you were always confident, you knew how to musically interact with other musicians in order to achieve the desired result (i.e. your sounding great) every single time and do it with ease and really enjoy making live music, even when it’s unrehearsed like at a jam!

Singers: Imagine being able to simply hand over a clear chord chart, explain clear tempo instructions, find your key easily, and come in easily and with the perfect accompaniment.

Wind instruments: Imagine being able to play the melody in any key, and know exactly how to solo over chords you may have never even seen before, as well as how to lead an ensemble and make it sound great every time.

Pianists, guitarists: Imagine being able to effortlessly play the perfect accompaniment and solo with great expression and depth on every tune!

Bassists: Imagine being able to lock in with the drummer in virtually any style of tune, conceive of and outline the form effortlessly, and solo with clarity, conviction and style every time

Drummers: Imagine being able to accompany any size ensemble with perfectly appropriate, accessible grooves, while always being creatively expressive

This summer, the founder of the Ithaca Jazz and Blues Jam, Dennis Winge, will address all of the above in a special Summer Jazz Clinic on Friday nights from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Foundation of Light, 391 Turkey Hill Rd. Ithaca, NY.

The clinic will run for 12 weeks on June 28; July 12, 19, 26; August 2, 16, 23, 30; Sept 6, 13, 20, and 27. Because many people are away during the summer, enrollment can be for all 12 or for any 8 sessions, and drop-ins are also welcome.

The rates are:
* $240 for all 12 sessions
* $225 for any 8 sessions
* $35 per session for drop-in

* Most sessions are not open to the public. There will be three open sessions, the last Friday of each month, on July 26, Aug 30, and Sep 27. On those dates, patrons may come and listen for only $5. To enroll contact Dennis at dennis@denniswinge.com or 917-566-5095 asap as spots are limited.

Early-bird savings: enroll by May 1st and receive a 10% discount on all prices above. Paypal link: https://www.paypal.me/DennisWinge


July 19, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Foundation of Light
391 Turkey Hill Road
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States
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