Learn to Play Jazz Workshops 2021

 

 

Learn to Play Jazz Workshops

 

The 9th Cape Breton Jazz Festival will be held in downtown Sydney from August 25-28, 2021. The Festival involves local players, as well as professional jazz players from outside Cape Breton, many of national and international calibre.

The Festival aims to create opportunities for local musicians of all ages who may be interested in learning how to play jazz. 

If you are interested in learning to play jazz, there is an opportunity to register for a series of  ‘Learn to Play Jazz Workshops’ which would involve a two hour Saturday morning session, once a week for four weeks during August, leading to the Festival. The students involved in the workshop would then have the opportunity to play at the Festival as part of an ensemble to open for one of the mainstage acts.

Jazz piano player Carl Getto will lead these sessions with the involvement of other jazz musicians. One of these sessions would involve instruction by professional jazz players coming from off Cape Breton island to participate in the Festival. The workshops will be held at ‘The Convent’ on 170 George St. in Sydney.

For interested players there is a $50 charge in total for the four workshops to cover registration which includes  a free Festival t-shirt. 

You must attend at least three of the four workshops to participate in the Festival.

If you would like further information or would like to register, please contact the Festival’s executive director Carl Getto at Capebretonjazzfestival@gmail.com or at 902-565-1092.

 

 

Rhythm Workshops Held in 2017 

 

Rhythm Workshops Involve Jazz drummer Ethan Ardelli at 9 am

(info: 416-903-0133)

Percussionist Shelley Allen at 10:30am (info:902-578-5379)

 

These Workshops For All Ages At New Dawn Centre, 37

Nepean St./George St.

Sydney

 

(The cost of the Saturday workshops are $10 each. The cost for

Thursday and Friday's Cuban workshops have a different pricing

structure with the

specific costs listed below.)

 

Latin Music Playing/Dance Workshops Held in 2017

 

Los Primos and Island to Island are pleased to present workshops in Cuban music and dance for Junior and Senior Students and Adults this summer. The workshops will take place August 3/4, 2017 in Sydney, Cape Breton at the New Dawn Center for Social Innovation on 37 Nepean Street in Sydney.

The workshops presented will be an introduction to Cuban music, Cuban music for all players, Cuban music and Latin Jazz and Salsa Dance for Beginners and Salsa Dance – The Next Steps.

There will be five Cuban musicians touring with Los Primos 2017 this summer. Augusto Enriquez on Vocals, Guitar and Percussion, Alison Enriquez Violin and Vocals, and Ahmed Alom on Piano.

Island to Island is excited to have Dance instructor Chitzsando Mkandawire from Concept Creative Dance Company to conduct the dance workshops. Playing with Los Primos will be Cape Breton native Matt MacLennan on Bass, along with Truro native Jeff Goodspeed on Tenor Sax. After the workshops, Los Primos will be performing a dance for the first show for the

Cape Breton Jazz Festival 2017 at the Northside Yacht Club on Friday, August 4 at 7:30.

The program, Island to Island is facilitated by Jeff Goodspeed from NSCC Waterfront Campus and Laura Mercer from Cape Breton.

For more information about these workshops contact: Jeff Goodspeed losprimos@bellaliant.net or 902-401-2104

Laura Mercer at ljmercer57@gmail.com

 

Schedules and information for workshops.

August 3/4 in Sydney, Cape Breton.

The New Dawn Center for Social Innovation

37 Nepean Street

Sydney, Cape Breton, NS.

 

Clinicians

Musicans from NS & Cape Breton Cuban Musicans

Jeff Goodspeed Tenor Sax Augusto Enriquez Vocals/Guitar/Percussion

Alejandeo Enriquez - percussion 

Alison Enriquez  Violin/Vocal

Matt MacLellan Bass

Ahmed Alom -Piano

Matt MacLellan Bass 

Dance instructor:

Chitzsando Mkandawire -Concept Creative Dance Company

 

Scholarships will be available to help subsidize the tuition of our music clinics and are award through the recommendation of teachers

 

Thursday August 3

 

Music Session 1 - Introduction to Cuban music $40

Thursday Aug 3 – 1:30 to 4:30

Suitable for anyone interested in learning about this musical style that is influencing music all over the world.

Music Session 2 - Cuban music for all players $40

Thursday Aug 3 – 6:30 to 9:30

If you are a confident player in different styles of music, then this clinic is designed for you. Reading is not expected.

 

Music Session 3 - Cuban music and Latin Jazz $40

Friday Aug 4 – 10:00 to 1:00

Designed for the serious music student who has experience

reading and is comfortable with improvisation.

 

Friday Aug 4 – 2:00 to 3:30

(with 30 minute practice time at 3:30)

 

Dance Session 1 – Salsa Dance for Beginners - $25

Beginner Salsa workshop with Cuban Style and Bachata influences.

 

Friday Aug 4 – 6:00 to 7:30

(with 30 minute practice time at 3:30)

Dance Session 2 – Salsa Dance – The Next Steps- $25

This will add style to your Cuban and Bachata Dancing.

 

Clinic Scholarships

1 clinic -($40) $20 with your recommendation ($20 scholarship)

2 clinics ($80) $30 with your recommendation ($50 scholarship)

Clinic Scholarships

 

1 clinic -($40) $20 with your recommendation ($20 scholarship)

2 clinics ($80) $30 with your recommendation ($50 scholarship)

3 clinics ($100) $40 with your recommendation ($60 scholarship)

All clinics and dance clinics ($120) - $50 with your recommendation.

($70 Scholarship)J

 

Los Primos and Island and Island Workshops 2017

Teacher Scholarship Recommendation Form

(to be filled out by teacher)

 

Student Name: _________________________________

 

Instrument: ____________________________________

 

IF Voice Student - Vocal Range: ____________________

 

Teacher Name: _________________________________

 

Teacher Contact Information: ______________________

 

______________________________________________

 

Student Contact Information: ______________________

 

______________________________________________

 

Indicate Scholarship you are applying for.

 

_______1 clinic -($40) $20 with your recommendation ($20

Student Contact Information: ______________________

 

______________________________________________

 

Indicate Scholarship you are applying for.

 

_______1 clinic -($40) $20 with your recommendation ($20 scholarship)

_______2 clinics ($80) $30 with your recommendation ($50 scholarship)

_______3 clinics ($100) $40 with your recommendation ($60 scholarship.

_______All clinics and dance clinics ($120) - $50 with your recommendation.

($70 Scholarship)

Send to Los Primos at: losprimos@bellaliant.net

Attention: Jeff Goodspeed