Bloom Intro Jazz Combo

This course is not a jam session-- it is an introduction to jazz for musicians of any genre who have yet to learn its profound language. We understand that a lot of mistakes are always made when undertaking something new and we support those initial efforts with an overall ambiance of fun and acceptance. Very simple tunes are played in a small group. If you are a musician who can play your instrument, this is a great course ito stick your proverbial "big toe" in the jazz pond to see how it feels. The term ends with the class playing a short concert.

You will:

  • Be introduced to and learn how to apply the Ten Commandments of Jazz Soloing
  • Learn how to use dynamics, rhythmic variety, and motivic development to create dramatically improved solos
  • Learn exercises that will make you sound like a pro
  • Improvise your own jazz solos
  • Learn how to apply scales and modes 
  • Learn 3 simple jazz tunes
  • Record, and listen to recordings of your playing in order to critique it
  • Perform with your group in a Chicago venue

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Bloom Advanced Jazz Combo

Now that you have a good handful of tunes under your belt and you can solo over simple chord changes, it's time to turn up the heat so you can truly express yourself through music without letting your mind get in the way. Advanced Jazz Combo will raise the bar for your playing.


You will:

  • Learn to use the musical values and sensibilities of the jazz masters
  • Solo over multiple choruses with no redundancy of intensity and with something to say
  • Learn how to use dynamics, rhythmic variety, and motivic development to create dramatically improved solos
  • Using Bloom's Laws, arrange a 5-tune set of music to be played live with your combo
  • Raise your musical standards to sound like master musicians
  • Learn how to listen and respond in the moment
  • Learn music theory to expand musical vocabulary and solo through advanced changes

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