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Come to the LAST summer jazz workshop at Common Ground, Wednesday, August 15th, 4:30 -7pm

We’ll have 2 groups:

Dan Wallach will be teaching how to improvise over “Take the A Train” and Chance Stine will be be teaching about how to solo over “Rhythm Changes”

$25 fee for the WORKSHOP: Price includes instruction & dinner. This will be a safe and fun atmosphere to learn more about jazz and improvising.

Basic Schedule for workshop

4:30 – 5 Jazz Listening session/Wallach Warm-ups

Call & response, listen to a featured recording, discussion and ear training with instruments or voice

5 – 6 Workshop/Clinic – “hands on” playing/learning jazz experience

6 – 6:30 Dinner with jazz friends (hang out with your friends and eat a dinner provided by Common Ground)

~ 6:30 – 7 set with the workshop-ies as a combo performing what they learned

JAM & SHOWCASE 6:30 -9pm – FREE & open to all

in Main room at Common Ground (There is no chargefor the jam– open to all and no need to register ahead of time, come for 30 minutes or the whole 2.5 hour session, bring the whole family or come alone—we need an audience to buy food and drink to make this a successful event) 

~ 6:30 – 7 set with the workshop-ies as a combo trying out what they learned

~ 7:15- 8 open jam (with sign up sheet)

~8:15 -9pm Showcase the House band –  “Cannonball and Coltrane Set with a Nancy Wilson Twist” with Dan Wallach (alto) and Chance Stine (tenor) and Jan Wheaton (vocals); Jim Erickson (piano), Rick Flowers (drums), Laurie Lang (bass).