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 "jazz choir"-workshop for everyone on August 12, 2018, with Cleveland Watkiss

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

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 2017

monday, august 06

18.30h Campus Nobel - arrival and registration
19.30h Opening Concert
22.00h Jam Session


tuesday, august 07

09.30h Hello by Gilad Atzmon
10.00h Masterclass by Gilad Atzmon
11.00h Breakfast break
11.15h Instrumental classes
12.30h Lunch
14.30h Instrumental classes/Workshop Jazzharmony
15.45h Break
16.00h Ensemble
18.00h Fin
19.00h "Warm up" - Meeting "Fischerhütte"
22.00h Jam Session


wednesday, august 08 - friday, august 10

09.30h Masterclasses:Tony Lakatos, Kevin Dean, Adriano Adewale
11.00h Breakfast break
11.15h Instrumental classes
12.30h Lunch
14.30h Instrumental classes/Workshop Jazzharmony
15.45h Break
16.00h Ensemble
18.00h Fin
19.30h Concert Campus Nobel
22.00h Jam Session


saturday, august 11

09.30h Masterclass Cleveland Watkiss (Organic Improvisation)
11.10h Breakfast break
11.15h Instrumental classes
12.30h Lunch
14.30h Ensemble
15.45h Pause
16.00h Ensemble
18.00h Soundcheck Campus Nobel
19.00h Final concerts/Ensembles


sunday, august 12

The Workshop ends officially on august 11 with the final concerts/ensembles.
August 12 is day of departure.

However, there is the offer to take part in a one-day choral workshop (directed by Barbara Bürkle) in the course of the day, or to be privately taught by lecturers at a price of 35, - € / hour. In the evening there is another concert (choir & big bandmeeting) in the event hall, which is free for participants of the course.

By arrangement private lessons with a part of the lecturers are possible

Workshop JazzChoir
09.30h registration on town hall yard by Cornelia Rohe,Schloßplatz 1, Saarwellingen (behind the town hall)
10.00h - 11.30h Exercise unit 1 in the "Festhalle Saarwellingen" (entrance via town hall yard)
14.00h - 15.00h Exercise unit 2 in the "Festhalle Saarwellingen" (entrance via town hall yard)
16.00h - 17.00h Soundcheck - general examination Campus Nobel
19.30h Campus Nobel: Choir & Bigband Meeting