Join us July 25- good music, good fun and a time to grow

Video from July 11 showcase of Students played a blues and Miles Davis – “Tune Up”

a shout out to Common Ground Middleton for being amazing hosts and providing a sweet space, great food, EXCELLENT coffee and fun beers on tap.

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July 25 will feature Betsy Ezell Band

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July 11, (Wed) 4:30 Workshop 6:30 -9pm Jam & Showcase at Common Ground Middleton

July 11 – Harmony

Educators: Jim Erickson, Dan Wallach and Laurie

Jam House band: The Bill Evans &McCoy Tyner set”Rick Flowers (drums), Jim Erickson (piano), Lang (bass)

SUMMER WEDNESDAY FORMAT

WORKSHOP 4:30 – 6:30pm

at the upper room at Common Ground

$25 fee for the WORKSHOP: 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)

 

Basic Schedule for workshop

4:30 – 5 Jazz Listening session/Wallach Warm-ups

Call & response, listen to a featured recording, discussion and ear training with instruments or voice

5 – 6 Workshop/Clinic – “hands on” playing/learning jazz experience

6 – 6:30 Dinner with jazz friends (hang out with your friends and eat a dinner provided by Common Ground)

 

JAM & SHOWCASE 6:30 -9pm – 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 2.5 hour session, bring the whole family or come alone—we need an audience to buy food and drink to make this a successful event)

~ 6:30 – 7 set with the workshop-ies as a combo trying out what they learned

~ 7:15- 8 open jam (with sign up sheet)

~8:15 -9pm Showcase the House band  (and/or maybe certain students or guest artists)

 

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Workshops Continue at Common Ground on Wednesdays this summer

July 11 – Harmony

Educators: Jim Erickson, Dan Wallach and Laurie

Jam House band: The Bill Evans &McCoy Tyner set”Rick Flowers (drums), Jim Erickson (piano), Lang (bass)

 

July 25 – Riffs

Educators: Chance Stine, Dan Wallach and Laurie

Jam House band: “Betsy Ezell Quintet”Betsy Ezell (vocal), Becca May Grant (piano), Jim Huwe (drums), Richard Hildner (guitar)

 

August 1 – Practical skills for practicing jazz improvisation

Educators: Johannes Wallmann(piano) Chance Stine & Dan Wallach

House band: “The Art of Singing Jazz: Ella, Billie & Sarah” Jim Huwe (d), Laurie Lang (b) John Becker (p) Sally de Broux (v) Jim Huwe (d)

 

August 15 – Making your solo sing, learn to tell a story with notes

Educators: Laurie Lang (bass), Chance Stine & Dan Wallach

House band: Coltrane & Cannonball Set W/ a Nancy Wilson twist  

Stine & Wallach, Jim Erickson (p) , Rick Flowers (d), Laurie Lang (b) Jan Wheaton (vocal)

 


SUMMER WEDNESDAY FORMAT

 

WORKSHOP 4:30 – 6:30pm

at the upper room at Common Ground

$25 fee for the WORKSHOP: 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)

 

Basic Schedule for workshop

4:30 – 5 Jazz Listening session/Wallach Warm-ups

Call & response, listen to a featured recording, discussion and ear training with instruments or voice

5 – 6 Workshop/Clinic – “hands on” playing/learning jazz experience

6 – 6:30 Dinner with jazz friends (hang out with your friends and eat a dinner provided by Common Ground)

 

JAM & SHOWCASE 6:30 -9pm – 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 2.5 hour session, bring the whole family or come alone—we need an audience to buy food and drink to make this a successful event)

~ 6:30 – 7 set with the workshop-ies as a combo trying out what they learned

~ 7:15- 8 open jam (with sign up sheet)

~8:15 -9pm Showcase the House band  (and/or maybe certain students or guest artists)

 

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Wednesday, June 27 Getz/Gilberto

the workshop from 4:30 – 6:30pm ($25 fee – includes high level instruction and a meal at Common Ground) Richard Hildner, Laurie Lang, Chance Stine and Dan Wallach will be the instructors

This is for anyone wanting to learn more about playing jazz music. This is a safe and fun space to learn more about improvising. You can be a beginner to jazz or someone who wants to learn more about how to craft your solos. This is a fun place to learn,  bring a friend, or your parent or maybe you are a teacher that wants to learn more about teaching improvisation.

The session is really short and practical   (it will be a little different each week for those that want to come multiple times and depending on who is there)

4:30 -5pm is about listening and learning on your instrument or voice, call and response, all about using your ear to learn to plat the music

5-6pm – learning a song and crafting it as a combo

6-6:30 dinner with friends and teachers

JAM / Showcase – no cover charge – free and open to musicians and audience members – food and drink for sale by the Common Ground Middleton

6:30 -6:50 showcase of what we learned in the workshop

7- 7:50 open Jam

8-9pm “Getz – Gilberto Set” with Richard Hildner, Dan Wallach, Chance Stine, Laurie Lang and John Becker

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June 13 (Wednesday) – 1st OMJ Summer workshop & Jam

June 13 – working on the blues
Educators: Chance Stine (sax), Dan Wallach (sax) & Adam Yeazel (bass)
House band: Chance Stine Quartet (BLUES) Xavi Lynn- guitar, Adam Yeazel- bass Liam Patton- drums
WORKSHOP 4:30 – 6:30pm
at the upper room at Common Ground
$25 fee for the WORKSHOP: 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)


Basic Schedule for workshop
4:30 – 5 Jazz Listening session (listen to recordings, discussion and ear training with instruments or voice
5 – 6 Workshop: teaching/learning session
6 – 6:30 Dinner with jazz friends (hang out with your friends and eat a dinner provided by Common Ground)
JAM & SHOWCASE 6:30 -9pmFREE & 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 2.5 hour session, bring the whole family or come alone)
~ 6:30 – 7 set with the workshop-ies as a combo trying out what they learned
~ 7:15- 8 more open jam
~8:15 -9pm Showcase the House band / and/or maybe certain students or guest artists
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June 13 (Wed.)- Chance Stine and band will kick off the 1st workshop and jam

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Come one, come all! The first Jam and Workshop at Common Ground will be lead by Chance Stine and Band – more to come — but it should be great fun!

WORKSHOP 4:30 – 6:30pm at the upper room at Common Ground Middleton

$25 fee for the WORKSHOP: 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)

Basic Schedule for workshop

4:30 – 5 Jazz Listening session (listen to recordings, discussion and ear training with instruments or voice)

5 – 6 Workshop: teaching/learning session(subjects like: “how to apply the blues scale in real time”, “Modal improvisation”, “Messing with the melody” , “learning how to swing and make the music groove” and more)

6 – 6:30 Dinner with jazz friends (hang out with your friends and eat a dinner provided by Common Ground)

JAM & SHOWCASE 6:30 -9pm – FREE

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 2.5 hour session, bring the whole family or come alone)

 

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Save the Date (s) Summer OMJ Workshop & Jam: June 13 – August 15

 

Odd Wednesdays of the Summer(come to just one ….or all)

June 13 & 27 
July11 & 25 
Aug. 1 & 15 

 

 
We will feature a variety of teachers from the Madison jazz community – TBA
 
WORKSHOP
at the upper room at Common Ground ($25 fee/ask for: sliding scale and scholarships available)
$25 fee: for the WORKSHOP: includes instruction, dinner and having fun learning more about jazz and improvising. 
 
4:30 – 5 Jazz Listening session(listen to recordings, discussion and ear training)
5 – 6 Workshop: teaching/learning session(subjects like: “how to apply the blues scale in real time”, “Modal improvisation”, “Messing with the melody” , “learning how to swing and making it groove” and more) 
6 – 6:30 Dinner with jazz friends (hang out with your friends and eat a dinner provided by Common Ground) 
 
JAM & SHOWCASE – free
in Main room at Common Ground (no change – open to all) 
 
~ 6:30 – 7 set with the workshop-ies as a combo trying out what they learned
~ 7:15- 8 more open jam 
~8:15 -9pm Showcase the House band / and/or maybe certain students or guest artists
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