This dynamic and energetic ensemble showcases Jazz music featured during the 1960s and later. Starting with one of the most famous Jazz composers, Miles Davis, the course moves on to groups representing this style, such as Chick Corea’s Return to Forever, Weather Report, and Jaco Pastorius. The course will also lead towards more contemporary groups such as Tribal Tech by Scott Henderson and Gary Willis and Yellow Jackets by Russell Ferrante. Students will become familiar with a significant period during which Jazz was embellished with Rock elements, and it became a distinct style of music called Jazz Fusion or Rock Jazz. Through the repertoire selection, students will learn the historical development of this style covering three decades. By the end of this course, students will have developed powerful musical skills. Electric Jazz involves mainly amplified instruments, including the electric bass, electric guitar, electric piano, and keyboards. In addition, it includes a complete drum set, as well as saxophone or trumpet as solo instruments. Students need to have at least some basic knowledge of their instruments. The ability to read music and familiarity with basic music terms are helpful, and the course will cover the music theory of Jazz and improvisation techniques. Students must bring their instruments and amplifiers.
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