Lighthouse Big Band: Jam Session
LIGHTHOUSE JAZZ WORKSHOP PRESENTS “STUDENTS’ JAM”
A Jazz Jam Session For Students featuring the rhythm section of the WAMI Award winning Jazz Orgy
Jam session: an often impromptu performance by a group especially of jazz musicians that is characterized by improvisation (2022 Merriam-Webster, Incorporated)
Jazz is a music born of spontaneous composition (improvisation) and the exchange of musical ideas in these impromptu sessions. Older musicians would share their ideas with younger players, helping them to learn the music (rarely written in those days,) how to create a solo, to know what is expected at these learning sessions, and to encourage them, not only verbally, but especially through the inspiration of their playing.
Jazz Education is an important part of our mission as we seek to provide highly motivated young musicians the unique opportunity to perform in a “real world” situation with professional-caliber jazz musicians
These JAM SESSIONS are geared towards that opportunity of sharing ideas in a real world situation. Area high school players, as well as other local musicians of all ages, are invited to join the members of the award winning Jazz Orgy (all educators as well as players) and noted jazz educator/performer Brad Curran in the Fountain City Jazz and Dance Club for an authentic jazz jam session. The creativity will begin at 6:00pm, to encourage participation by school age musicians. The session will continue until 9:00pm to allow for additional participants. Come out, bring an instrument to “jam” or just listen, support and experience spontaneous composition – jazz education before your eyes.