This top quality high-school band requires solid reading skills the ability to improvise & play in a Jazz styles is a plus. This band trains musicians to solo with a focus on modern Jazz styles ala Herbie Hancock, Woody Shaw, George Garzone etc while creating long lines & 8th note streams. Knowledge of 12 keys is required.
This is a place for excellent high school and younger college musicians to refine their solo skills, tone qualities, intonation control, finger (or slide) techniques & comping styles. The basic notes & rhythms on their parts are expected to be learned by the 3rd week of the session so that practicing solos and instrumental technique can take priority.