NJYS

Jazz Clinics with Dennis Mackrel


Free Event, In person

NJYS Jazz Clinics are open to all Music Educators, High School and College Jazz Students.

All participants must display proof of vaccination at the door and properly wear a mask inside the building. 

NJYS Jazz Program runs from 1:30-6:00 pm. The timing of each clinic will be provided in an email from [email protected] 

Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Due to the pandemic spaces are limited. Thank you! 

Location: NJYS, 570 Central Avenue, New Providence, NJ

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Available Slot Date (mm/dd/yyyy EST)

October 17, 2021 | The Fundamentals of Swing A basic overview of the fundamental elements of Jazz and how they relate to big bands in general with a focus on the rhythm section in particular.

10/17/2021
(Sun, 1:30pm - 6:30pm)
(25)

 
12 of 25 slots filled

November 14, 2021 | Concert Preparation Reviewing aspects of the previous clinic and applying that information to the material that will be performed on the NJYS–BB & JO’s upcoming concert as well as discussing various issues including performance anxiety

11/14/2021
(Sun, 1:30pm - 6:30pm)
(25)

 
7 of 25 slots filled

January 16, 2022 | A Brief History of the Jazz Orchestra A discussion about the history and development of the modern big band. We will analyze various audio and video recordings of the classic big bands beginning with the swing era up to the present.

01/16/2022
(Sun, 1:30pm - 6:30pm)
(25)

 
8 of 25 slots filled

February 13, 2022 | A Study in Styles Reviewing aspects of the previous clinic and applying what we learned while analyzing contrasting styles of arrangements. (Bossa Novas, Latin, Funk, etc.)

02/13/2022
(Sun, 1:30pm - 6:30pm)
(25)

 
8 of 25 slots filled

March 20, 2022 | Improvisation In this clinic, we will spend the entire session discussing and working on individual soloing while primarily focusing on the function of the rhythm section.

03/20/2022
(Sun, 1:30pm - 6:30pm)
(25)

 
10 of 25 slots filled

April 10, 2022 | Putting It All Together A recap of all of the previous clinics as well as a general discussion about what makes a world class big band.

04/10/2022
(Sun, 1:30pm - 6:30pm)
(25)

 
8 of 25 slots filled
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