Student Jazz Ensemble is starting again! Led by Jacob Rodriguez and Ben Bjorlie, rehearsals will start the week of Sept 12, 2016. Mondays and/or Tuesdays (depending on demand), 7:00pm-8:00pm
Call (828) 252-6244 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
The Asheville Music School Jazz Ensemble is comprised of young musicians ages 10-18. Led by local jazz artists who have performed on national stages, Jacob Rodriguez (saxophone) and Ben Bjorlie (bass and drums), will guide young musicians through a large repertoire of jazz standards. Genres may include big band swing hits, bebop tunes by Charlie Parker, and ballads from the great John Coltrane.
Previous knowledge of jazz and improvisation is welcome, but not required. Our jazz educators will walk students through the theory and various approaches of improvisation. Students entering the program should have at least one year of experience on their instrument and experience reading sheet music.
AMS ensembles have graced the stages of The Orange Peel, Downtown After Five, and Isis Music Hall. Students will also participate in a community outreach concert, using music to bring joy to those in need in our community. Recent sites include hospitals, assisted living centers, and soup kitchens. Through this experience students learn the valuable lesson of giving back, and can also earn volunteer hours!