Fall MJJ Workshops 2nd Wednesdays 5-6pm at Common Ground

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Take a group lesson in jazz improvisation. OMJ has merged with Madison Jazz Jam with a new look and new energy!

The regular Jazz Jam will continue the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month from 6-9PM at Common Ground Middleton

Workshops will teach a jazz concept through a chosen song from 5-6pm in the upper room at Common Ground on September 11, October 9, November 13, December 11, January 8, February 12. Instructors will be Laurie Lang, Dave Cooper, Paul Dietrich, Tony Barba, Ben Ferris, and others.

September 11 Laurie Lang will teach about using a pedal tone for improvisation using the Thad Jones tune – “A Child Is Born” IMG_9598

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Session 5/5 – Last Summer OMJ/MJJ workshop

Summer OMJ Session #5: Wednesday, August 28:  Workshop 4-6pm & Jam 6:30-9pm 

WORKSHOP 4:00 – 6:00pm – Educator: Rick Flowers  (drummer/multi-instrumentalist)https://www.facebook.com/rick.flowers1

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Theme of the Day: It’s All about GROOVE!

WORKSHOP 4:00 – 6:00pm ($25 fee: includes group lesson & dinner, located in the upstairs room at Common Ground Middleton) Pay online here: Workshop fee or in check or cash the day of. 

What to expect in this session: Rick will teach about “groove”, how to make a melody or rhythm groove, how to “lock – in” with other musicians, how “dancing” helps to feel the direction and energy of the music. This is gonna be a fun one!

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

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6:20 PM Showcase –  a performance of what was learned in the workshop will happen sometime during this hour if you want to invite people to hear you perform and hang out.

6:30-9PM JAZZ 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) There is a sign up sheet near the front for all who would be interested in performing. 

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/

OMJ is merging with:  Madison Jazz Jam (new site is under construction)  

More about the Workshop

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

Pay online here: Workshop fee 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)

 

 

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OMJ Summer Session 4/5 -Wednesday, August 14- Workshop: 4-6pm Jam: 6:30-9pm

Session 4, August 14, 4-6pm, Wednesday

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

Lynette will explore using your “voice” and how to find your spot in a jazz combo. She will teach tools for listening and “locking-in” with your accompaniment and improvisation. This will be a very fun and easy way to find your voice with others. All you need is your “voice” (might be an instrument or your actual voice) and an attitude to have some fun with music. 

Jane. Laurie Lynnette

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/

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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

6-6:30 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)

6:30 -9PM JAM– FREE & open to all

Houseband for the Jam: Lynette -vocals, Jane Reynolds – piano, John Becker – drums, Laurie Lang – bass

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) 

4-6pm : 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:

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

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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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