Public workshop: The Power of Swing

MAY 11, 2012

Location: MacPhail Center for Music
Time: 4:00 - 5:30

Photo credit: Evan Christopher

Clarinetist Evan Christopher will present “The Power of Swing and the Birth of Your Cool” workshop on Friday, May 11 at the MacPhail Center for Music, Room 607, 4 -5:30 p.m.  This workshop is cosponsored by The Dakota Foundation for Jazz Education and the Twin Cities Jazz Society. No cost and open to the public. No registration is necessary—come with your instrument or just to observe.

Additionally, Christopher will perform Saturday, May 12, at 8 p.m. (with vocalist Lee Engle and the Trad Jazz All-Stars) at the Hopkins Center for the ArtsWorkshop participants will receive a voucher for a 50% discount on tickets.

About the workshop:

The pioneers of jazz created spontaneous responses within the needs of the moment. Having worked professionally in the birthplace of Jazz for almost 20 years, Christopher will share his insights about developing a personal, improvisational, creative spirit; incorporating the unknown into a musician’s comfort zone; and utilizing in-the-moment strategies such as “swing” to convey ideas and create a mutual feeling with those around you.

Thank you to The MacPhail Center for Music for hosting this event.

This workshop is supported in part by a grant to The Dakota Foundation for Jazz Education from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, funded through Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.


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