At the heart of the International Jazz-Werkstatt is the Jazz Workshop, which takes place August 6-11. Taught by renowned musicians, participants of all ages and abilities will acquire, expand and improve their skills in (jazz-oriented) musical improvisation together.
The workshop day will start out with the "master classes" for all participants, followed by singing and instrumental lessons. In the afternoon, students and teachers focus on combo lessons. The vocalists among the participants may choose between being part of a combo or working with individual songs in a "vocal combo". In the evening, the teachers give a concert and then close the day with joint music sessions of students and teachers. On the last day of the event, students will perform in front of a larger audience.
In addition to the musical instrument training, participants will play together in ensembles or sessions and: practice listening. Participants who want to learn about harmonies will also have the opportunity to master the most important fundamental principles of harmony in jazz music.
Anyone, who wants to experience how much fun active participation can bring, is invited to come around and give it a try on Sunday, August 12, 2018. All interested singers are cordially invited to work with the internationally renowned singer Cleveland Watkiss.
The schedule is as follows:
The singers will be taught in two blocks - in the morning from 10:00 am and in the afternoon from 2:00 pm - and in the late afternoon another rehearsal is planned at the Campus Nobel. If everything works out as planned, the "choir" will perform the practiced pieces in the evening at a public event at the Werkshalle of the Campus.