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Presented by The Bloom School of Jazz and hosted by David Bloom, this clinic features world-renowned jazz guitarist Bruce Forman and Chicago-based jazz vocalist, bandleader, composer-lyricist and producer Erin McDougald.
The evening will center around the difference between just playing SAYING something important. Before you can say something you need to learn how to listen. All too often, instrumentalists will play differently for vocalists with an assumption handicapping the creativity of the music. And, all too often singers treat instrumentalists as if they are "in the background" instead of inviting an intertwined voice in a cohesive narrative.
Both Mr. Forman and Ms. Erin McDougald will bring our perspectives and tips for how to go from accompanying someone to really making music TOGETHER -- like a natural conversation. This is especially insightful for anyone looking to improve their improvisational skills.
All ages and skill levels welcome.
It is $20.00 per person (collected in cash at the door the night of the event-- doors open at 7:15pm)
RSVP Only - Call (773) 860-8300
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Space is limited.
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Join us for Weekend Workshop with David Bloom: Improvisation for all instrumentalists and vocalists in all genres, on June 23-35, 2017.
This is David Bloom's second workshop in the Twin Cities as he expands his teaching nationally.
"I can hardly believe how far I progressed in such a short period." -J.O.
"I learned a ton about teaching: it's art, science, and a little bit of soul." -N.N.
Students, band directors, music teachers, instrumentalists and vocalists, as well as professional musicians will experience dramatic results in their musical artistry.
Thank you to Hot Spot Music in Northfield, Mn.
The Jazz Institute of Chicago, dedicated to promoting and nurturing jazz in Chicago, has recognized David Bloom with a Jazz Educator of the Year Award for 2017. Also recognized is Dr. Roosevelt Griffin III.
Enjoy an evening of food, music and fun honoring these two educators on April 19, 2017 at The Standard Club. For more information about this event, click here.