Session 3 – July 24 – with UW professor, Johannes Wallmann – song: Horace Silver’s “The Preacher”

Johannes Wallmann will teach the session Wednesday, July 24th 4-6:30pmIMG_3277

SUMMER WEDNESDAY FORMAT 

WORKSHOP 4:00 – 6:00pm 

What to expect in each session: (located upstairs room at Common Ground Middleton) Bring your voice and/or instrument. If you play keys or drums there is one keyboard and a drum set to borrow from on the main level but might want to bring a small keyboard or melodica, hand drum or snare and cymbal.)

  • Warm-ups: a variety of long tones, scales, arpeggios, call & response, maybe listen to a featured recording, discussion and ear training with instruments and/or voice
  • Learning the melody and harmony of selected tune
  •  “hands on” playing/learning to improvise in the jazz experience 
  • learning from “well-seasoned” professional jazz musicians and educators

5:45 – 6PM  Transition to main level – place dinner orders

6-6:30PM Showcase performance of featured song ~(10-15 song with all participants soloing) and then showcase students that want to perform solos, duos, and trio pieces, while everyone enjoys CG  Dinner together with jazz friends (hang out with your friends and eat a dinner provided by Common Ground, included in the session fee)

 

6:30-9PM SHOWCASE & JAM– FREE & open to all in Main room at Common Ground (There is no charge for the jam– open to all and no need to register ahead of time, come for 30 minutes or the whole session, bring the whole family or come alone—we need an audience to buy food and drink to make this a successful event) 

Summer Group Jazz Improvisation Lessons

  • Located at the upper room at Common Ground Middleton
  • $25 fee for the Group Jazz Lesson & Dinner with Jazz friends.
  • Price includes instruction & dinner.

This will be a safe and fun atmosphere to learn more about jazz and improvising. If $25 fee is more than you can afford, PLEASE ask for sliding scale price and/or full scholarship.  (text: laurie at 608-332-1408) Pay in advance (before July 24) and get a discount: pay here

 

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Session 2 – July 10 – 4-6pm All the Things You Are with Chance Stine

SUMMER WEDNESDAY FORMAT: 

WORKSHOP 4:00 – 6:00pm; $25 Fee (includes dinner) pay here (discount)

SHOWCASE & JAM 6-9pm – FREE & open to all

What to expect in each session(located upstairs room at Common Ground Middleton)

Bring your voice and/or instrument. (If you play keys or drums there will be 1 keyboard & drum set but to be sure you have something bring a small keyboard or melodica, hand drum or snare and cymbal.)

  • Warm-ups: a variety of long tones, scales, arpeggios, call & response, maybe listen to a featured recording, discussion and ear training with instruments and/or voice
  • Learning the melody and harmony of selected tune
  • “hands on” playing/learning to improvise in the jazz experience 
  • “well-seasoned” professional jazz musicians & educators
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6-7 PM Showcase performance of featured song ~(10-15 song with all participants soloing) and then showcase students that want to perform solos, duos, and trio pieces, while everyone enjoys CG  Dinner together with jazz friends (hang out with your friends and eat a dinner provided by Common Ground, included in the session fee)

6-9PM SHOWCASE & JAM– FREE, open to all  in Main room at Common Ground (There is no charge for the jam– open to all and no need to register ahead of time, come for 30 minutes or the whole session, bring the whole family or come alone—we need an audience to buy food and drink to make this a successful event) 

~ 6-6:15 short set with the workshop participants

~ 6:15- 7 Showcase students – solos, duos, trios

~ 7-9PM Open jam (with sign up sheet)

Summer Group Jazz Improvisation Lessons

Located at the upper room at Common Ground Middleton

$25 fee for the Group Jazz Lesson & Dinner with Jazz friends.

Price includes instruction & dinner.

This will be a safe and fun atmosphere to learn more about jazz and improvising. If $25 fee is more than you can afford, PLEASE ask for sliding scale price and/or full scholarship.  (text: laurie at 608-332-1408)

Pay in advance and get a discount for multiple sessions. Here is a link to pay online.

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Session 1: Wednesday, June 26 – Tenor Madness- Dan Wallach

Session 1: Wednesday, June 26:

Educator: Dan Wallach  (saxophone/ Edgewood Professor) https://music.edgewood.edu/People/Faculty-and-Staff/Daniel-Wallach

Theme of the Day: Diggin’ into the Blues/Tenor Madness

SIGN UP NOW: Pay Here for Workshop

Summer Group Jazz Improvisation Lessons

4-6pm, Wednesdays at Common Ground, 6-9 Showcase & Jam

SUMMER WEDNESDAY FORMAT 

WORKSHOP 4:00 – 6:00pm 

What to expect in each session: (located upstairs room at Common Ground Middleton)

Bring your voice and/or instrument. If you play keys or drums bring a small keyboard or melodica, hand drum or snare and cymbal.

  • Warm-ups: a variety of long tones, scales, arpeggios, call & response, maybe listen to a featured recording, discussion and ear training with instruments and/or voice
  • Learning the melody and harmony of selected tune
  •  “hands on” playing/learning to improvise in the jazz experience 
  • learning from “well-seasoned” professional jazz musicians and educators

5:45 – 6PM  Transition to main level – place dinner orders

6-7 PM Showcase performance of featured song ~(10-15 song with all participants soloing) and then showcase students that want to perform solos, duos, and trio pieces, while everyone enjoys CG  Dinner together with jazz friends (hang out with your friends and eat a dinner provided by Common Ground, included in the session fee)

6-9PM SHOWCASE & JAM– FREE & open to all -featuring the Isthmus All Star Band

in Main room at Common Ground (There is no charge for the jam– open to all and no need to register ahead of time, come for 30 minutes or the whole session, bring the whole family or come alone—we need an audience to buy food and drink to make this a successful event) 

~ 6-6:15 short set with the workshop participants

~ 6:15- 7 Showcase students – solos, duos, trios

~ 7-9PM Open jam (with sign up sheet)

Summer Group Jazz Improvisation Lessons

Located at the upper room at Common Ground Middleton

$25 fee for the Group Jazz Lesson & Dinner with Jazz friends.

Price includes instruction & dinner.

This will be a safe and fun atmosphere to learn more about jazz and improvising. If $25 fee is more than you can afford, PLEASE ask for sliding scale price and/or full scholarship.  (text: laurie at 608-332-1408)

Pay in advance (before June 26) and get a discount:

Pay online here:

https://www.laurielangmusic.com/education.shtml

 

 

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5 Summer Group Jazz Improvisation Lessons – sign up now for 1 or all 5

IMG_32755 Sessions: June 26, July 10 & 24, August 14 & 28

SIGN UP NOW:

2019 OMJ Workshop, Jam and Showcase – Summer Group Jazz Improvisation Lessons

4-6pm, Wednesdays at Common Ground & 6-9 Showcase & Jam

 For weekly updates follow this blog: https://improvmusicworkshop.wordpress.com/

Also Follow Our Middleton Jazz Jam on:

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/OMJJam/ 

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/ourmiddletonjazzjam/

SUMMER WEDNESDAY FORMAT 

WORKSHOP 4:00 – 6:00pm 

What to expect in each session: (located upstairs room at Common Ground Middleton)

Bring your voice and/or instrument. If you play keys or drums bring a small keyboard or melodica, hand drum or snare and cymbal.

  • Warm-ups: a variety of long tones, scales, arpeggios, call & response, maybe listen to a featured recording, discussion and ear training with instruments and/or voice
  • Learning the melody and harmony of selected tune
  •  “hands on” playing/learning to improvise in the jazz experience 
  • learning from “well-seasoned” professional jazz musicians and educators

5:45 – 6PM  Transition to main level – place dinner orders

6-7 PM Showcase performance of featured song ~(10-15 song with all participants soloing) and then showcase students that want to perform solos, duos, and trio pieces, while everyone enjoys CG  Dinner together with jazz friends (hang out with your friends and eat a dinner provided by Common Ground, included in the session fee)

6-9PM SHOWCASE & JAM– FREE & open to all

in Main room at Common Ground (There is no charge for the jam– open to all and no need to register ahead of time, come for 30 minutes or the whole session, bring the whole family or come alone—we need an audience to buy food and drink to make this a successful event) 

~ 6-6:15 short set with the workshop participants

~ 6:15- 7 Showcase students – solos, duos, trios

~ 7-9PM Open jam (with sign up sheet)

Summer Group Jazz Improvisation Lessons

Located at the upper room at Common Ground Middleton

$25 fee for the Group Jazz Lesson & Dinner with Jazz friends.

Price includes instruction & dinner.

This will be a safe and fun atmosphere to learn more about jazz and improvising. If $25 fee is more than you can afford, PLEASE ask for sliding scale price and/or full scholarship.  (text: laurie at 608-332-1408)

Pay in advance (before June 26) and get a discount:

Pay online here:

https://www.laurielangmusic.com/education.shtml

2019 Theme: Learning to Improvise While Learning a song

June 26: 

Educator: Dan Wallach  (saxophone/ Edgewood Professor) https://music.edgewood.edu/People/Faculty-and-Staff/Daniel-Wallach

Theme of the Day: Diggin’ into the Blues

 July 10 – 

Educator:  Chance Stine (saxophone /music educator) https://www.facebook.com/chance.stine

Song of the Day: All the Things You Are

July 24 – 

Educator:  Johannes Wallmann (piano/ UW Professor) http://www.johanneswallmann.com/

Song of the Day: The Preacher

August 14 – 

Educator:  Lynnette Margulies (vocal/vocal & instrumental improvisation) https://www.facebook.com/lynette.margulies

Theme of the Day: Locking in with your improvisation

August 28 – 

Educator: Rick Flowers  (drummer/multi-instrumentalist) https://www.facebook.com/rick.flowers1

Theme of the Day: Getting it to groove

 

 

 

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Isthmus Jazz Festival/OMJ Showcase, this Wednesday, 6-9PM Common Ground

The local students of SPHS and MHS who went to Essentially Ellington in NYC this May will be featured completely this whole night of music 6-9pm with their self directed combos. Come hear some amazing playing!

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Summer Workshops: June 26, July 10 & 24, August 14 & 28 at Common Ground

IMG_32722019 OMJ Workshop, Jam and Showcase 

Summer Group Jazz Lessons

4-6pm, Wednesdays at Common Ground

 June 26, July 10 & 24, August 14 & 28

 

2019 Theme: Learning to Improvise While Learning a song

 

June 26:

Educator: Dan Wallach  (saxophone/ Edgewood Professor)

Lesson: Diggin’ into the Blues

 

July 10 –

Educator:  Chance Stine (saxophone /music educator)

Song of the Day: All the Things You Are

 

July 24 –

Educator:  Johannes Wallmann (piano/ UW Professor)

Song of the Day: The Preacher

 

August 14 –

Educator:  Lynnette Margulies (vocal/vocal& instrumental improv.)

Song of the Day: locking in with your improvisation

 

August 28 –

Educator: Rick Flowers  (drummer/multi-instrumentalist)

Theme of the Day: Getting it to groove

 


SUMMER WEDNESDAY FORMAT

WORKSHOP 4:00 – 6:00pm

What to expect in each session: (upstairs room at Common Ground)

  • Warm-ups: a variety of long tones, scales, arpeggios, call & response, maybe listen to a featured recording, discussion and ear training with instruments and/or voice
  • Learning the melody and harmony of selected tune
  • “hands on” playing/learning to improvise in the jazz experience 
  • learning from well seasoned professional jazz musicians and educators

5:45 – 6PM  Transition to main level – place dinner orders

 

6-7 PM Showcaseperformance of featured song ~(10-15 song with all participants soloing) and then showcase students that want to perform solos, duos, and trio pieces. While everyone enjoys CG  Dinner together with jazz friends (hang out with your friends and eat a dinner provided by Common Ground included in the session fee)

 

6-9PM SHOWCASE & JAM– FREE & open to all

in Main room at Common Ground (There is no chargefor the jam– open to all and no need to register ahead of time, come for 30 minutes or the whole session, bring the whole family or come alone—we need an audience to buy food and drink to make this a successful event)

~ 6-6:15 short set with the workshop participants

~ 6:15- 7 Showcase students – solos, duos, trios

~ 7-9PM Open jam (with sign up sheet)

 

Summer Group Jazz Lessons

Located at the upper room at Common Ground Middleton

$25 feefor the Group Jazz Lesson & Dinner with Jazz friends.

Price includes instruction & dinner.

This will be a safe and fun atmosphere to learn more about jazz and improvising. If $25 fee is more than you can afford, PLEASE ask for sliding scale price and/or full scholarship.

(text: laurie at 608-332-1408)

 

Pay in advance (before June 26) and get a deal

5 lessons for $105

4 lessons $85

3 lessons  $65

2 lessons $45

 

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JUNE 12th, Wednesday 6-9pm OMJ Showcase & Jam features Beloit, Middleton & Sun Prairie Essentially Ellington Combos

This post will feature the Sun Prairie Combo lead by Oliver Gomez IMG_4400

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Chai Devlin- Trombone

Chai Devlin plays trombone and has been playing since 6th grade. He is from Sun Prairie and goes to the Sun Prairie High School. He has been out to New York twice for the Essentially Ellington festival at Lincoln Center and has played with the high school wind ensemble at Carnegie Hall. He plans on keeping music in his life always and wants to go to school for audio recording technology.

 

Kallan Engleson- Piano

Kallan Engleson is a jazz and classical pianist based out of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. Coming from a musical family, she found jumping into the musical world very natural and was encouraged heavily by her parents to pursue music. Also finding joy from singing, she can often be found singing for groups around Wisconsin. Kallan is also a very talented percussionist and currently plays for the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra, as well as the Sun Prairie High School Wind Ensemble.

 

Pierre Tan- Tenor Saxophone

Starting on alto saxophone in 6th grade, Pierre Tan has found a love for jazz starting at an early age. Drawing inspiration from Lester Young, Sonny Rollins, and Benny Golson, he is no stranger to the soulful, dirty sound that makes any and every audience hoot and holler. Pierre is unsure about his major as of now but looks to study music in some form in the future. Pierre also excels in a variety of instruments such as both alto and bari saxophone, recorder, piano, and ukulele.

 

Oliver Gomez- Bass

Based out of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin and attending Sun Prairie High School, Oliver Gomez has been playing bass since 4th grade. After being encouraged to pick up electric bass for his school’s jazz band, he found a love for bass and jazz overall. In later years, he later moved on to primarily focusing on upright bass due to the greater satisfaction that he received from playing it. Oliver currently plays bass for the Sun Prairie Jazz Ensemble 1 with whom he has attended the national “Essentially Ellington Festival” with for the past two years. He looks to major in Jazz Studies and hopes to do so at Michigan State University in the fall of 2020.

 

Samwise Baker- Drums

Samwise Baker plays trombone in the SPHS wind ensemble and drum set in Jazz. He has gone to the Essentially Ellington festival in New York for the 2018 and 2019 seasons. He has been accepted to Berklee for film composition and is currently figuring out how he’s going to pay for his education.

 

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