Previous events

Handful of Keys: Monthly Jazz Piano Workshop

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Live Online Workshop

Mark will explore chord substitutions in the context of the classic jazz standard “Autumn Leaves.”

$15

Handful of Keys: Monthly Jazz Piano Workshop

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Live Online Workshop

Mark will present harmonic techniques of legendary pianist Barry Harris.

$15

Handful of Keys: Monthly Jazz Piano Workshop

Live Online Workshop

Mark will explore “Giant Steps." He'll provide some history about the tune, explain the basic chord structure, and demonstrate methods for improvising over this classic John Coltrane composition.

$15

Handful of Keys: Monthly Jazz Piano Workshop

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Live Online Workshop

Mark will explore "Yardbird Suite." He'll provide some history about the tune, explain the basic chord structure, and demonstrate methods for improvising over this classic Charlie Parker composition.

$15

Handful of Keys: Monthly Jazz Piano Workshop

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Live Online Workshop

Mark focuses on a different tune at each session and presents ideas for improvisation, harmonizing the melody, and comping. Attendees will learn techniques they can practice on their own.

$15

"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)

FREE

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.

$15

"All Blues" Series -- Session Three

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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)

FREE

"All Blues" Series -- Session Two

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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)

FREE

"All Blues" Series -- Session One

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)

FREE

Handful of Keys: Online Jazz Piano Workshop

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Live Online Workshop

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

The Jazz Circle: Free Online Harmony Class

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Live Online Workshop

The Jazz Circle: Online Jazz Harmony Class (Instructor: Mark Davis) Open to youth and adults who want to learn more about chords, chord symbols, progressions, and voicings.

5:30-6:15pm, Tuesday, April 14 Topic: Triads

5:30-6:15pm, Tuesday, April 21 Topic: Seventh chords

5:30-6:15pm, Tuesday, April 28 Topic: Voicings

5:30-6:15pm, Tuesday, May 5 Topic: Extensions

The Jazz Circle: Free Online Harmony Class

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Live Online Workshop

The Jazz Circle: Online Jazz Harmony Class (Instructor: Mark Davis) Open to youth and adults who want to learn more about chords, chord symbols, progressions, and voicings.

5:30-6:15pm, Tuesday, April 14 Topic: Triads

5:30-6:15pm, Tuesday, April 21 Topic: Seventh chords

5:30-6:15pm, Tuesday, April 28 Topic: Voicings

5:30-6:15pm, Tuesday, May 5 Topic: Extensions

The Jazz Circle: Free Online Harmony Class

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Live Online Workshop

The Jazz Circle: Online Jazz Harmony Class (Instructor: Mark Davis) Open to youth and adults who want to learn more about chords, chord symbols, progressions, and voicings.

5:30-6:15pm, Tuesday, April 14 Topic: Triads

5:30-6:15pm, Tuesday, April 21 Topic: Seventh chords

5:30-6:15pm, Tuesday, April 28 Topic: Voicings

5:30-6:15pm, Tuesday, May 5 Topic: Extensions

The Jazz Circle: Free Online Harmony Class

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Live Online Workshop

The Jazz Circle: Online Jazz Harmony Class (Instructor: Mark Davis) Open to youth and adults who want to learn more about chords, chord symbols, progressions, and voicings.

5:30-6:15pm, Tuesday, April 14 Topic: Triads

5:30-6:15pm, Tuesday, April 21 Topic: Seventh chords

5:30-6:15pm, Tuesday, April 28 Topic: Voicings

5:30-6:15pm, Tuesday, May 5 Topic: Extensions

Handful of Keys: Jazz Piano Workshop with Mark Davis

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Live Online Workshop

Mark will explore the tune “Solar.” He'll provide the story of how it became a jazz standard, do an analysis of the chord progression, give you ideas for voicing chords, and demonstrate methods for improvising. It will be fun, and you’ll be inspired to keep practicing!

For booking or lesson information contact:
Mark Davis · (414) 350-5047
Go to the contact page to send an email.