Handful of Keys: Monthly Jazz Piano Workshop

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Live Online Workshop

Mark Davis focuses on a different tune each month and presents ideas for improvisation, harmonizing the melody, and comping. Attendees will leave with techniques they can practice on their own.


"All Blues" Series -- Session Four

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Live Online Workshop

“All Blues” Series: four sessions taught by MJI artistic director Mark Davis

Learn the basics of how to play the blues in a jazz style. Sing or play along on any instrument at home as you practice a new tune at each class. Get tips on how to improvise and accompany, gain an understanding of chords and jazz rhythms, and hear about the legendary players who shaped this music. Attendees will have their own audio and video turned off, but will have the option of asking questions during the sessions.

Tune of the Week: “C-Jam Blues” by Duke Ellington Wednesday, May 20, 2020 6:30-7:30 p.m. (CST)

Tune of the Week: “Now’s the Time” by Charlie Parker Wednesday, May 27, 2020 6:30-7:30 p.m. (CST)

Tune of the Week: “Blue Monk” by Thelonious Monk Wednesday, June 3, 2020 6:30-7:30 p.m. (CST)

Tune of the Week: “All Blues” by Miles Davis Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:30-7:30 p.m. (CST)


For booking or lesson information contact:
Mark Davis · (414) 350-5047
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