The Nash 2022 Summer Workshops


Weeklong Workshops
All Workshops run M-F (morning or afternoon 3 hour sessions)
Cost: $150

Please complete The Nash Summer Workshop registration form for each student: CLICK HERE

CLICK HERE to go to our Enrollment page

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Improvisation Essentials – Pamela Morita (9:00am-12:00pm, June 6-10)

Contrary to common belief, jazz improvisation is a learned skill. It is a language developed over time, which involves listening, imitation, speaking small phrases, and eventually sentences that have a deeper meaning. The Improvisation Essentials Workshop will explore these ideas and help students learn to use them over the harmonic structure of scales, arpeggios, and chords so that we can begin to speak the language of Jazz.  No prior experience of playing jazz is required, but knowledge of major scales and chords in all keys is helpful.
Open to all ages and experience levels.

Jazz Combo Workshop – Adam Roberts (9:00am – 12:00pm, June 13-17)

Working in a small group setting, the Jazz Combo Workshop focuses on playing and communicating with others on the band stand. This workshop will be a fun and interactive exploration of what happens during a performance.
Open to all students with at least 1 year of experience on their instrument.

Trad Jazz Workshop – Richard Brennan and Liam Connor (9:00am – 12:00pm, June 20 – 24)

Working in small and large group settings, the Trad Jazz Workshop focuses on music from the New Orleans tradition made popular by artists such as Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Sidney Bechet and Bix Beiderbecke. The Trad Jazz Workshop will be a fun and exciting exploration of the music of ragtime, early swing, hot jazz, and more.
Open to all students with at least 2 years experience on their instrument.

Neo Soul – Carly Bates (1:00pm – 4:00pm, June 20 – 24)

Neo-soul is a genre of Black American Music that artists such as Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, D’Angelo, Lauryn Hill, and Maxwell shaped in the 1980s and 90s. Referring to a revival of the soul and R&B music tradition that came before it, neo-soul feeds the soul with its pocket grooves, thick harmonic textures, and poetry.

Participants of the Neo-Soul workshop will learn and study the rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic functions of their respective instrument and the stylings appropriate to the genre.
Participants must have some experience reading sheet music/chord charts and/or demonstrate an intermediate-level facility of their instrument. Participants of all ages are welcome.

Latin Jazz Workshop – Raul Yáñez (9:00am – 12:00pm, June 27 – July 1)

Focusing on Afro-Cuban Jazz and Mambo literature made popular by artists such as Mario Bauza, Machito Grillo, Eddie Palmieri, and Chucho Valdéz. Under the direction of master musician and teacher Raul Yanez, this workshop is an inspiring and culturally enriching musical experience.
Open to all students with at least 2 years experience on their instrument.

Vocal Jazz – Dennis Rowland (1:00pm – 4:00pm, June 27 – July 1)

The Vocal Jazz Workshop will focus on the vocalist’s role in a jazz ensemble. Through performance, vocalists and instrumentalists will explore the basics of what to listen for when performing with an ensemble, how to choose tunes and keys, intros and endings, improvisation and vocal techniques.
Open to all ages and experience levels.

CLICK HERE  to go to our Enrollment page

Contact info

The Nash Jazz Club
110 E Roosevelt St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 795-0464


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