Jazz Lab Information
Jazz Lab runs all year long and is a full year commitment.
Grades: 5-12. This course will introduce the young jazz musician to basic jazz, latin, funk and rock arrangements, work on listening skills, ensemble playing techniques and explore improvisation. Open to all instruments, this is the perfect opportunity for the beginning jazz student or seasoned jazz player interested in working on a second instrument. All students must have at least one year of musical study.
New players please contact Mr. Bryson at: firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
About Timothy Bryson: Teacher and performer, saxophonist, Timothy Bryson has been teaching woodwinds in the Riverdale School District for the past 19 years. Tim has also been teaching jazz studies at RGS and RHS for 15 years. In 2010 and 2012 the Riverdale High School Jazz Band took home the first place trophy in their division at the University of Portland Jazz Festival. As a performer, Timothy has played with or recorded for: The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Spinners, Frankie Vallie, Mary Wilson and The Supremes, Curtis Salgado, Linda Hornbuckle, The Portland Jazz Orchestra, Soul Vaccination, and more. He has also done commercial work for Nike, The Portland Trail Blazers, Amtrak, ESPN, KGW Television, Fred Meyer and more...
Date: Fridays 01/17 - 03/20 no class 2/14, 3/6 & 3/13
Time: 7:20am - 8:20am
Location: Grade School band room
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