WORKSHOP 4:00 – 6:00pm; $25 Fee (includes dinner) pay here (discount)

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

What to expect in each session(located upstairs room at Common Ground Middleton)

Bring your voice and/or instrument. (If you play keys or drums there will be 1 keyboard & drum set but to be sure you have something bring a small keyboard or melodica, hand drum or snare and cymbal.)

  • Warm-ups: a variety of long tones, scales, arpeggios, call & response, maybe listen to a featured recording, discussion and ear training with instruments and/or voice
  • Learning the melody and harmony of selected tune
  • “hands on” playing/learning to improvise in the jazz experience 
  • “well-seasoned” professional jazz musicians & educators
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6-7 PM Showcase performance of featured song ~(10-15 song with all participants soloing) and then showcase students that want to perform solos, duos, and trio pieces, while everyone enjoys CG  Dinner together with jazz friends (hang out with your friends and eat a dinner provided by Common Ground, included in the session fee)

6-9PM SHOWCASE & JAM– FREE, open to all  in Main room at Common Ground (There is no charge for the jam– open to all and no need to register ahead of time, come for 30 minutes or the whole session, bring the whole family or come alone—we need an audience to buy food and drink to make this a successful event) 

~ 6-6:15 short set with the workshop participants

~ 6:15- 7 Showcase students – solos, duos, trios

~ 7-9PM Open jam (with sign up sheet)

Summer Group Jazz Improvisation Lessons

Located at the upper room at Common Ground Middleton

$25 fee for the Group Jazz Lesson & Dinner with Jazz friends.

Price includes instruction & dinner.

This will be a safe and fun atmosphere to learn more about jazz and improvising. If $25 fee is more than you can afford, PLEASE ask for sliding scale price and/or full scholarship.  (text: laurie at 608-332-1408)

Pay in advance and get a discount for multiple sessions. Here is a link to pay online.