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The Jamie Baum Septet performs original jazz compositions and arrangements by Jamie Baum. The Septet was formed in 1999 and has had mostly the same band members since its inception.
While known as a seasoned jazz player, Baum's experiences with classical music and graduate work in composition (97 â€“ '99) led her to look at ways in which those practices could expand the traditional jazz format. Her interest in creating a more integrated role for the flute in a jazz ensemble than is often found, was also a personal goal. Exploring the use of a "front line" made up of an unconventional jazz instrumentation, and approaching the traditional rhythm section in a less functional role, offered her a more varied palette with limitless opportunity. The versatility, spirit and high level of musicianship of her bandmates allowed, inspired and encouraged every new idea and concept to be realized.
The day of Jamie's concert Firehouse 12 and Neighborhood Music School will present a FREE WORKSHOP:
A FEAR-FREE APPROACH TO IMPROVISATION
FOR THE CLASSICALLY-TRAINED
MUSICIAN (ages 13 and up)
With JAMIE BAUM: Flutist,
Composer & Workshop Leader
Aaron Goldberg, piano &
Matt Penman, bass
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2008
4:00 - 5:00 PM FREE!
at Neighborhood Music School
100 Audubon Street, New Haven
OPEN TO ALL INSTRUMENTS
-Free yourself from the written page
-Free one-hour clinic is specifically for the classically-trained musician
-Designed to demystify the fear as well as the notion that one must be born with the talent to improvise and "play by ear"
-Offers accessible techniques and concepts that can be applied not only to jazz but also to any style of music and for any instrument.
-Please bring your instrument, as this will be a â€śhands onâ€ť clinic.
-For more info on Jamie Baum, visit www.jamiebaum.com
If you wish to attend this workshop please RSVP by calling NMS at 203-624-5189.
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