Music of John Coltrane Ensemble, Directed by Reggie Workman Fall '17 Ensemble & Recital Series | School of Jazz
Monday, December 11, 2017 at 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
School of Jazz Performance Space, Room I531, Arnhold Hall 55 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011
Performance is a central component of every student's education at The New School's School of Jazz and Contemporary Music, and the Ensemble Showcases are where faculty-led student groups showcase their talent and creativity.
This performance-based ensemble will utilize circle singing methods, similar to those developed by Bobby Mcferrin in his vocal group Voicestra. Using only the human voice, contrapuntal motifs will be created within the four vocal sections (SATB). Later in the course, the choir will sing arrangements that explore the diaspora of jazz, R&B and world music while allowing ample room for improvisation. Exploring this music will offer students the opportunity to understand, grasp, and experience a variety of complicated, rare improvisational methods that can take them outside of the realm of improvising inside of jazz standards.
Presented by The New School's School of Jazz and Contemporary Music.
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