Jazz Workshop

At the heart of the International Jazz-Werkstatt is the Jazz Workshop. Taught by renowned musicians, participants of all ages and abilities will acquire, expand and improve their skills in (jazz-oriented) musical improvisation together.

Saul Rubin übt jams with his team Thilo Wagner on the piano

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.

Pete Churchill trains his team Johannes Müller explaining exercises workshop participants with Gilad Atzmon

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.



One-day "werkstatt choir"-workshop for everyone on August 11, 2019, with Barbara Bürkle

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.

Tagesworkshop JazzChor mit 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.

The course fee is 35€ per person. For participants of the Jazz Workshop the one-day "jazz choir" is free.

For more information please contact:
Cornelia Rohe
Tel.: 06838 9007-128

Timetable International Jazzwerkstatt 2019

monday, august 5

18.00h Sign in at Campus
19.30h Start of the openig concert
22.00h Start ot the first jam session


tuesday, august 6

09.00h Sign in at the Entrance of "Festhalle", behind the town hall
09.30h Meeting Festhalle / Good morning, to all students
09.45h Masterclass Atzmon: "Jazz DIY- The philosophy of being self taught" (pls bring along your instrument) / Festhalle
11.00h Breakfast break
11.15h Instrumental classes I
12.30h Lunch
14.30h Instrumental classes II
15.45h Break
16.00h Combo time
17.30h Fin
19.00h Shuttle to our "Schwenker-Event" at the "Fischerhütte" - all students and teachers are invited to join the "swinging meat" (if you don't eat meat please tell me one week before)
22.00h Start of the jam session


wednesday, august 7 - friday, august 9

09.30h Meeting Festhalle / Good morning, starting with 15min "Pulse" by Enzo Zirilli
09.45h Masterclass (Festhalle):
 wednesday: Randolph Matthews: "Voice & Technology"
 thursday: Adriano Adevale: One not Samba - an introduction to Brzilian Music
 friday: Jim Hart: Rhytmic melodies

11.00h Breakfast break
11.15h Instrumental classes I
12.30h Lunch
14.30h Instrumental classes II (Saturday combo time starts after lunch)
15.45h Break
16.00h Combo time
17.30h Fin
19.00h Shuttle for all the others to Campus Nobel 19.30h Start of teachers concerts (normally two sets)
22.00h Start of the jam session


saturday, august 10

09.45h Masterclass (Festhalle) Tony Lakatos:
"Why Note? The art of improvisation"
11.00h Breakfast break
11.15h Instrumental classes I
12.30h Lunch
14.30h Combo time
15.45h Pause
16.00h Combo time
17.30h Soundcheck Campus Nobel
19.00h Start of the students concerts